UNCP hosts Leadership North Carolina cohort

Leadership North Carolina

Networking and strengthening the state’s economy was the primary focus of a Leadership North Carolina training session held March 7-8 on the campus of UNC Pembroke.

Fifty-five top leaders from government, business, nonprofit and education sectors participated in a two-day session to broaden their understanding of economic development and the future of North Carolina’s economy.

#BraveNation Powwow and Gathering to be held March 24 at UNC Pembroke

BraveNation Powwow 2018

The second annual #BraveNation Powwow and Gathering (BNPG) will be held Saturday, March 24 in the gym of the English E. Jones Athletic Center at The University of North Carolina at Pembroke.

Grand entry is at 12 p.m. Doors open to the public at 10 a.m.

Everyone is invited to join the #BraveNation as we celebrate the rich history and culture of America’s Indigenous peoples. The powwow and gathering features competition dancing, vendors, an alumni reception, and recruitment activities for American Indian high school students. This is an alcohol and drug-free event.

UNCP Army ROTC wins prestigious MacArthur Award


For the second consecutive year, UNC Pembroke’s Army Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) program has been recognized as one of the top ROTC programs in the nation.

UNCP’s program has been awarded the prestigious MacArthur Award. It was one of eight schools selected from among the 275 senior Army ROTC units nationwide, according to the U.S. Army Cadet Command.

“It is a tremendous honor as a battalion to receive this award for the second year in a row,” said Capt. Christopher Wieczorek, assistant professor of Military Science at UNCP.

Dr. Robert L. Canida II earns Erskine Bowles Staff Service Award

Robert Canida

Growing up in a family of servant leaders in Cincinnati, Ohio, Robert Canida soaked it all in.

The way his great grandmother Jennie – who he affectionately called ‘Big Mama’ – faithfully served as a minister’s wife. How his mother Patricia made ends meet while raising five children on her own. To the compassion his aunt provided her patients as a nurse.

Instinctively, Canida accepted the servant role as well, applying those life lessons as director of the Office for Diversity and Inclusion at The University of North Carolina at Pembroke.

Graduate students complete service learning project

Assessment Service Learning

Graduate counseling students enrolled in the Assessment Practices in Counseling course completed a service learning project on February 28. 

After learning how to administer, score, and interpret results of mental health assessments in class, the counselors-in-training provided screenings in the University Center for UNCP students during Mental Health Awareness Week. 

Robotics competition coming to UNC Pembroke March 17-18

Robotics competition

Thirty-seven high school robotics teams from across North Carolina will compete for bragging rights at the 2018 FIRST Power Up competition on March 17-18.

The event will be held inside the Jones Center on the campus of The University of North Carolina at Pembroke. It is free and open to the public.

Robeson Early College High School’s team, ROBCOBOT, led by Coach Keenan Locklear, will be among the competitors.

UNCP to host Family STEAM Day on March 24

STEAM family day

The UNC Pembroke School of Education is partnering with the Public Schools of Robeson County to host a Family STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math) Day on Saturday, March 24.

It will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the UNCP campus. The event is free and open to the public. Activities will be tailored to students in grades K-8 and their families. There will be hands-on activities in science, technology, engineering, arts, and math.  

‘Amazing Grace: The Musical’ coming to GPAC on March 13

Amazing Grace

The uplifting story of the world’s most beloved song is coming to the Givens Performing Arts Center stage on the campus of The University of North Carolina at Pembroke March 13 at 7:30 p.m.

“Amazing Grace: The Musical” centers on the turbulent life of slave trader turned abolitionist John Newton, author of the 18th century hymn, “Amazing Grace,” and tells the story of how the song first came to be. The show is sponsored by Rust Enterprises and McDonald’s.

Tickets are $41, $36 and $21 for adults and children are admitted for $16.

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