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Student Spotlights

  • Amy Kish

    B.S.

    Environmental Science

    Certification in GIS

    Akron, Ohio

    Biography:

    I graduated from high school in 1991.  During my senior year, when everyone was figuring out what they wanted to pursue in college, I was advised of something I’ll never forget. I wanted to do something with science, mainly biology.  However, I was told I should focus on something in the liberal...

  • Hannah Swartz

    B.S.

    Environmental Science

    Ocala, Florida

    Biography:

    Born and raised in Florida, I met my husband Carleton in our hometown. At the time, he was enlisting in the US Army and I was moving away for school. I attended state college at the beach, and it was there that my love for biology and environmental science began. I volunteered for about a year...

  • Cora Bright

    B.S.

    Biology with a Molecular Biology Track

    Ellenboro, NC

    Hello! My name is Cora Bright, and I am a senior here at UNC Pembroke.  I work in Dr. Maria Santisteban’s lab in the RISE Program, researching a yeast histone called Htz. I have been in RISE and working with Dr. Santisteban since my sophomore year. I am also the Vice-Chair of the Student Honors Council and have been on the...

  • Amelia C. Brown

    B.S.

    Chemistry

    Dunn, NC

    Biography:

    Surprisingly, I haven’t always loved science. As a child, I actually struggled in the subject but could typically manage to get a “B” in class. My mom always made me write “super sentences” with my spelling words. While in math I caught on very quickly. So, those subjects were never an issue. I...

Faculty Spotlights

  • New Member of the History Department

    History

    DAVID M. WALTON will earn this summer a dual PhD in History and African American & African Studies from Michigan State University in the summer of 2017.  He earned a MA in World History and a Graduate Certificate in African American Studies from Eastern Michigan University. Although primarily focused on...

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