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Faculty Spotlights

  • Dr. Weston Cook


    History Department

    Dr. Weston Cook recently received the highest teaching award conferred on faculty within the UNC system, the 2014 UNC Board of Governers Outstanding Teaching Award.  A member of the History Department, Dr. Cook teaches a wide variety of courses, ranging from sub-Sahara Africa to South Asia to the Ancient worlds of Greece and Rome...

Student Spotlights

  • Chase Kaui


    Social Studies Education

    Chase Kaui is a Social Studies Education major who has established a record of academic excellence in the History Department. As a result, the department's faculty selected him as the Outstanding Student of the Year. Chase is currently completing his student teaching and is scheduled to graduate in...

  • Mireida Perez Cortez


    Mathematics Education

    Arrowhead Scholarship Recipient

    "As a college freshman, I had procrastinated to apply for a scholarship. I resorted to The Career Center for some guidance of the requirements of the scholarship. It was surprising how fast and easy it was to contact them. I had the answer to my question through a quick search that was...

Alumni Spotlights

  • Drs. Joe and Ashley Danielle Ballard

    c/o 2009

    Biology with a molecular biology concentration

    Optometric Physicians

    1.      Favorite thing about your job?

    Interacting with a new person every 15 minutes and knowing that there will always be new things to learn in this profession. 

    2.      Least favorite?

    If I had to choose...Working on Fridays, unless it's raining, then it's okay :)

  • Ashley Russell Berdeau


    Arts Education (K-12)

    Bachelor of Arts

    High School Art and Journalism Teacher

    Saint Pauls, North Carolina

    Living in a military family I was born in Fort Bragg, NC and moved a lot in my younger years.  I consider Saint...