Becca Buncie (Black)
- Class of: Col ’06
- Hometown: Culpeper, VA
- Current City: Culpeper, VA
- Current Job: Nurse at The Free Clinic of Culpeper
- Bodo’s Order: Bodo’s is the absolute best! If it’s breakfast time I get a plain bagel with herb cream cheese and if it is lunch time then I get a plain bagel with chicken salad. Their herb cream cheese is my favorite and I frequently stop in when passing through Charlottesville to bring some home!!
Tell us about your UVA story. What were you involved in? What were your favorite memories?
- I was involved in so many activities at UVA but my focus was primarily on Madison House and my sorority, Phi Mu.
- Volunteering with Madison House was my passion while I was a student at UVA and I volunteered over 500 hours in my time there. As a first year I started volunteering with a program called Feed the Need where we picked up donated food items from various grocery stores and delivered it to the Salvation Army. From there, I became the Program Director for Feed the Need and then the Head Program Director for Hoos Against Hunger and Homelessness. Additionally, I was able to chair the Cavalier Cares event for two years while volunteering with Madison House. Madison House was such a great experience for me – I was able to learn leadership skills that have been invaluable to me since graduating.
- Joining a sorority was a bit of a foreign concept for me at first but I was so glad that I did. My sorority sisters have become my lifelong friends and I love them dearly. Through my sorority I held several leadership positions, participated in social activities and participated in service projects. Additionally, I lived in my sorority house my third and fourth years which was a wonderful experience for me.
- It is hard to pinpoint a specific memory that is a favorite, but my experience at UVA was a great one. Coming from a small town, it was a change to be in an environment with so many people. I met such a diverse group of friends who I remain friends with today. I fell in love with Charlottesville and still spend as much time as possible there now. We would live there now if my husband didn’t work in NoVA. I was able to participate in so many activities and I had so many wonderful experiences that have made me who I am today.
Tell us what you’re up to today!
Today I live back in my hometown of Culpeper, VA. I am a nurse and worked for 7 years in UVA Culpeper Hospital prior to my current position at The Free Clinic of Culpeper. There I serve as the Patient Care Coordinator where I help uninsured adults access high quality health care through our services and through those available at UVA. I love my job and truly feel as if I am making a difference every day. It flows naturally from the work that I did as a volunteer at Madison House.
What makes you say Wahoowa?
UVA basketball makes me say Wahoowa!
What’s the biggest way in which you hope alumni can impact UVA?
I hope that UVA alumni can impact their own communities by bringing a legacy of service and social responsibility to their lives outside of UVA. Within the UVA community I think that alumni can be a valuable resource for current students through offering opportunities for networking, career mentorship, internship opportunities, etc. I think it is important that alumni stay active in the UVA community.