Asya Settle

Posted on October 20, 2022

Asya Settle with Child Care Program

“I’d never been to a big University before. But as soon as I got here, it really felt like home. I was used to smaller settings and that’s exactly what the department offered in the classrooms. It was very calming and it felt like a family as soon as I walked onto campus.”

— Asya Settle, Human Development and Family Studies

Why Asya Transferred to UNCG

Asya Settle arrived at UNCG as a transfer student from a local community college. A Greensboro-native and first-generation college student, it was important to her to stay close to home while pursuing her bachelor’s degree in Human Development and Family Studies (HDFS) program with a concentration in early childhood education. 

“Originally, I was so nervous. I’d never been to a big University before. But as soon as I got here, it really felt like home. I was used to smaller settings and that’s exactly what the department offered in the classrooms. It was very calming and it felt like a family as soon as I walked onto campus.”

Settle interned at the on-campus, five-star-rated licensed Early Child Care Center during her degree studies. When she graduated, she immediately began a new position at Guilford County Schools with a newfound confidence in all that she can achieve in her career. 

“I am a first generation grad. Being here was a lifelong dream for me and my parents. It’s an accomplishment.”

Why the School of Health and Human Sciences?

Asya Settle chose UNC Greensboro’s School of Health and Human Sciences because the academic program supported her goals of teaching and, one day, leading an early childcare center. The School’s Child Care Education Program provided her with hands-on experience at the University’s onsite child care education center.

“I recommend this program because as a teacher, you want to see diversity, you want to see inclusion. That is what this program is all about. It’s all about inclusion and making sure that everyone feels a part of it. It is an all around great program.”

— Asya Settle
Asya Settle with her decorated graduation cap. It reads "No one works harder than a first gen who is paving the way"

Asya’s Story

Starting a new university can be intimidating. Learn how UNC Greensboro helped Asya Settle calm her nerves and achieve her degree with ease.