Meet the Covenant Team

Meet the Covenant Team

Hi, we are glad you are here!

Please email us at carolinacovenant@unc.edu for the quickest answers to general questions about the Carolina Covenant program, questions about your financial aid, or to connect with an individual member of our team. You can also meet virtually using video conferencing or via phone with any member of our staff about a general question by making a 30-minute appointment with one of us here.

While we absolutely welcome your visit to our office to connect, it’s best to schedule an in-person visit by appointment with individual team members for the specific topics below. Keep scrolling beyond the staff photos to learn more about our team’s individual focus areas and to make individual appointments.

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Jayne Davis
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Kyle Potts
  • Coordinator for Programs and Administration
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Candice Powell
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Pax Rudenko
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Ann Trollinger

Student Advisory Council

As peer representatives and ambassadors for our program, the Carolina Covenant Student Advisory Council advances the Covenant's mission and strategic goals by partnering with our professional staff to ensure high-impact experiences and supports for Carolina Covenant Scholars.

Covenant Mentors

Our Carolina Covenant Mentors are a critical part of our program's diverse and rich network of support for Covenant Scholars. We work with Scholars to identify their individual needs and interests and connect them with mentors who help them achieve their academic, pre-professional, and personal goals.

You can make an appointment with Candice Powell, Director of Carolina Covenant for:

  • Feedback about the Program
  • Partnerships and Policies
  • Media and Data Requests
  • Mentor Program

You can make an appointment with Ann Trollinger, Associate Director for:

  • Financial Aid Need Analysis Questions
  • Dependency Appeal Questions
  • Budget Adjustments
  • Covenant Alumni Connections

You can make an appointment with Jayne Davis, Director of Scholar Well-Being for:

  • Basic Needs Concerns (Housing, Food)
  • Resources for Mental Health

You can make an appointment with Pax Rudenko, Thrive Guide, for:

  • Advice on how to connect with high impact experiences like research, service, internships, and mentoring
  • Advice on navigating challenges in college
  • Advice on presenting your best self in college, networking, and making the most of undergraduate experiences
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