Laurel Banks

UNCSA provides wonderful opportunities in order to prepare and train students for their art, but this can sometimes create feelings of stress and anxiety about who or where to turn for help. As the Case Manager, I help students navigate the wealth of resources available through UNCSA and the local community to assist with growth and development as an artist.

Case management is not therapy or counseling, but a solution-focused approach to assist students with a variety of needs. I help empower individuals to create resiliency and strategies to overcome barriers to success. If students are struggling with an issue, know that I am here as a resource to assist and connect them to what the UNCSA community has to offer.

I have a B.A. in Human Services from High Point University with concentrations in Social Work and Public Relations and a M.S. in Higher Education from Drexel University with a concentration in Student Affairs. I have more than 14 years of experience in working with adolescent and college students in providing: mentoring, advocacy, crisis intervention and case management. I am a native to North Carolina and have lived in the Winston-Salem area most of my life and love what it has to offer to developing artists. I have a passion for seeing students become successful artists.

Education

M.S. Higher EducationDrexel University

B.A. Human ServicesHigh Point University