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Samantha Sillaman

Academic Advisor

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Bio

Samantha Sillaman is an academic Advisor in the Student Success and Advising Center at the College of Education. She received her Master of Education in Higher Education Administration at North Carolina State University, and a Bachelor of Arts in Studio Art with a minor in Spanish at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.

Samantha brings personal teaching experience to the SSAC as a former middle grades visual arts teacher. Additionally, she has worked with the North Carolina Community College system as an admissions specialist and academic advisor at Central Carolina Community College where she specifically oversaw competitive admissions and advising for the college’s dental hygiene program. While earning her graduate degree at NC State, Samantha worked in several Living-Learning Villages, including the Arts Village and the Women In Science & Engineering (WISE) Village. Samantha is a strong advocate for multicultural education and cross-cultural exchange. As such, she has specific interests in increasing the number of students participating in study abroad and internationalization-at-home initiatives.

In her free time, Samantha loves to explore new places (and eat lots of good food) with her partner, paint watercolor portraits of people’s pets, and plan her next big trip. She also has a very clumsy bengal cat named Clementine that she will share entirely too many photos of if asked!

Education

Master of Education Higher Education Administration North Carolina State University 2021

Bachelor of Arts Studio Art / Spanish University of North Carolina at Greensboro 2016