Associate Director,
Melissa McCurry

Hometown: Lexington, NC and Salisbury, NC

BA in Psychology from UNC Greensboro
M.Ed in Higher Education with a concentration in Student Affairs Administration from UNC Greensboro

Interests: I enjoy anything outdoors and anything crafty! My favorite activities are hammocking, cooking, reading, photography, and crafting!

Expertise: First-generation college students, Student Leadership Coaching, Low-income students, Financial Aid and Financial Literacy Training, Peer mentoring, and all things UNCG!

“My favorite thing about working for Guarantee is the scholars. Being able to watch each of them grow through their journey from first-year to graduation is such an amazing experience! They think I teach them new things, but I learn just as much from them. Every one of the scholars has a HUGE piece of my heart.”

Melissa, 2023

Undergraduate Assistant,
Sky Strickland

Hometown: Brevard, NC

Education: Fourth-year scholar, Psychology Major

Interests: I enjoy Experimental Cooking, Writing music, and Spending time outdoors and enjoying nature.

Fun Fact: I play four instruments.

“My favorite thing about Guarantee are truly amazing familial bonds which I have had the opportunity to build throughout my time in the program. I still consider myself truly blessed that I entered my college career with innumerable established friends that I now have the privilege to consider family.”

Sky, 2023