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Student Spotlights

  • Ashley Allen


    Biology with a Zoology track


    Randleman, NC


    Ever since I was a child, I have been fascinated by science. I was that kid who came home to tell their mother everything they learned, and as a college student I continue to do so. Although my mother has little to no interest in my discoveries, she continues to praise me for all that I have...

  • LaToria Davis

    Bachelor of Science


    The reason I chose UNCP’s nursing department is because of the reputation they uphold.  Compared to other nursing programs, UNCP has one of the highest passing rates for NCCLEX and the professors have a reputation throughout the community for caring for their students and providing education and knowledge that we are able to...

  • Christian Butler Ryckeley


    Biology (Zoology Track) and Chemistry (Pre-Med)

    Dublin, North Carolina


    As an Air Force baby of a pilot and flight nurse, I was always on the go, traveling across the country/world well into my teenage years.  Being so mobile, if I wasn’t playing with my mother’s suture kits and heart models, I would busy myself by exploring the landscape surrounding our house.  I...

  • Ethan Sanford




    Hamlet, NC


    For as long as I am able to remember, learning has fascinated me.  Even as I began my college education at the nontraditional age of 14, I knew that one day I wanted to pursue a career in science.  When I stepped into my first class at UNC Pembroke four years ago, Introduction to History, amid a...

Faculty Spotlights

  • Jennifer W. Twaddell, PhD, MSN, RN

    Director of Graduate Programs and RIBN Collaborative Coordinator


    Educational Background: 

    Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing from University of North Carolina at Greensboro

    Master of Science in Nursing Education from Duke University

    Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Radford University


    Classes Taught:

    Introduction to Professional Nursing