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Kinlaw joins UNCP as events coordinator

April 6, 2004

By Scott Bigelow

Kandice L. Kinlaw brings a lifetime of experience in events planning and floral design to her new job at The University of North Carolina at Pembroke.

kandice_kinlaw.jpgA Lumberton native, Kinlaw is the new special events coordinator at UNCP's Office for University and Community Relations. She reports to Vice Chancellor Glen Burnette Jr.

"I am very pleased about bringing Ms. Kinlaw to our campus," Dr. Burnette said. "Kandice's many talents in design and event planning will enhance our University events on and off campus."

In her new position, Kinlaw will be responsible for coordinating events for the Office of the Chancellor, assisting other departments with events and planning major University events, such as commencement and convocation.

Kinlaw has worked many years as a floral designer, manager and owner of Leviner's Florist in Lumberton. She is also a certified wedding coordinator.

"I have been a floral designer since I was eight years old," Kinlaw said. "I am looking forward to using my experience in design and events planning in my new job at UNCP."

"A University setting presents a unique but familiar challenge for me," she said. "I am very excited to be here at a growing University."

In her first week at UNCP, Kinlaw was appointed to a committee to plan the remodeling of the main lobby of Lumbee Hall, the University's administration building.

A past president of the North Carolina Florist Association, Kinlaw has given floral design seminars in several states. She was on the North Carolina Board of Telefloral, a flower wire service.

Kinlaw is a Littlefield High School graduate and attended UNCP. She has been active in the Lumberton Area Chamber of Commerce, serving on several committees.

For more information, contact Kandice Kinlaw at 910.521.6330 or kandice.kinlaw@uncp.edu.