Transfer Student Support

Jolynna Dang

Transfer Student Support Commissioner

Heyy Anteaters! My name is Jolynna Dang and I am a second year transfer from Golden West College. I’m currently a business admin major looking to go into student affairs and higher education admin. Last year I was involved with Visions Leadership as a mentee where I worked with my group to develop an all Health Awareness class which will be implemented this school year. I am also in the Vietnamese Student Association and served as the Vietnamese Culture Night Director to host our first show in three years this previous spring. Some fun facts about me are that I love trying new volunteer events, going to the beach, cooking, thrifting and making new friends. I am ecstatic to work with my co in this position to come up with engaging events, activities, and workshops for you guys and to better your transfer experience here on campus. We are always very open to suggestions you may have for what you would like to see us host for transfers and if you see me on campus please stop me and say hi and I would love to meet yalls!

Office Hours: TBD

Lusine Melkonyan

Transfer Student Support Commissioner

Hello anteaters! My name is Lusine Melkonyan (she/her/hers) and I will be serving as one of the co-commissioners for the Transfer Student Support Commission (TSSC) for the Office of the Internal Vice President for the 2022-23 school year. I am a fourth-year Biological Sciences major, minoring in Medical Anthropology. I transferred to UCI from Glendale Community College in Fall 2021, and started off in ASUCI during my third-year, as an intern in the S.T.E.A.M. Commission. I am very excited to be working with the transfer community this year and I hope to help create a safe, inclusive, and open space for transfer students here at UCI. Through my role as a commissioner, I want to provide transfer students with the knowledge of resources available at UCI, while helping students develop leadership, networking, and academic skills allowing them to succeed both in academics and in their careers. Along with my other duties as commissioner, I’m looking forward to working with the mentors and mentees of the Student Transfer Engagement Access Mentorship (STEAM) Program, to help ease transfer shock for incoming transfer students. For the upcoming school year, I’m excited to host the fun socials and events for transfer students we have planned, and can’t wait to connect with other students!

Office Hours: Tuesday 3-4 pm

Commission Description

The Transfer Support Commission seeks to ease transfer shock for students transferring to UCI. The commission assists the transfer student community by passing policies and creating workshops and socials. We strive to advocate for the diverse needs of the transfer student population in addition to providing opportunities for professional growth and an inclusive community. The Transfer Support Commission will be managing the STEAM program to provide workshops and socials for the mentors and mentees in order to ensure the success of transfer students at UCI.

Commission Goals 

– Promote a safe and inclusive space for transfer students in order to ease their transition to UCI.

– Establish a welcoming and open environment.

– Build a strong transfer community with high involvements in events and workshops.

– Empower transfer students to be academically and socially active to achieve their goals.

– Increase engagement within the transfer community and provide the opportunity for students to provide feedback on events/workshops.

– Collaborate with other commissions and centers on campus to provide transfer students with resources they need.

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