Tyler Thomas

Empower those around you and it will pay dividends. Engaging with traditional students can be equally surprising and rewarding.
Current Student, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences & Student Veteran

I am a former explosive ordnance disposal technician for the Army. UNC Charlotte presented an opportunity to change gears in life and enrich myself. I welcomed a baby boy into the world shortly before beginning school and have found the challenges of parenting and being a student very fulfilling. Charlotte represented a new start for my family in which we could be closer to relatives and enjoy all that this wonderful area has to offer. 

My words of wison for an adult student is to be involved. I understand the time constraints many of us have in addition to school. However, the network base you can build among peers through OASES is invaluable.

Support services I have used are OASES! OASES! OASES! As an adult student there is no greater asset on campus than the advising provided through The Office of Adult Student and Evening Services. The quality of expedient and thoughtful advice has been irreplaceable on this academic journey; from on-campus event information, adult student networking to general information I have continually relied on my advisers in this department. OASES advisers have continued to care about my academic well being even after I declared.

Moving forward, I am very excited to get more involved with students on campus and to build my skill-sets in a mentor position. The future is always promising with the opportunities afforded here at UNC Charlotte! 

“Empower those around you and it will pay dividends. Engaging with traditional students can be equally surprising and rewarding.”