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  • Carlisha Hall

    Environmental Science

    Geology and Zoology

    Winston Salem, NC

    Serving as a UNCP-RISE Fellow (Cohorts 8, 9 & 10) has allowed me to explore research opportunities in much greater depth and to truly examine the options available to me as a future PhD candidate. My research interests are primarily on environmental issues and animal conservation. I am extremely passionate about preserving...

  • Dana Reijerkerk

    Bachelor of Arts

    American Indian Studies and Spanish

    Raleigh, NC

    Why did you choose to attend UNCP?

    I chose to attend UNCP specifically for the American Indian Studies Program.  I heard good reviews from a close friend at my previous academic institution about the AIS program and it pulled me out here.

    What are your future goals? 

    I plan on taking the HSK tests, a...

  • Marcus Sherman


    Biology with Biomedical Emphasis

    Lakewood, WA

    “I am a Christian, married, non-traditional, veteran senior with stellar grades and countless research hours.” While this statement is completely true, it is not complete. These “bullets” for my graduate school applications do illustrate the caliber of student I am, but miss some of the unique traits that makes my undergraduate...

  • Intern: Emily Edwards

    "Challenges are what make life interesting and overcoming them is what makes life meaningful" - Joshua Marine

  • Intern: Elizabeth Monge

    "Treat people as if they were what they ought to be and you help them to become what they are capable of being" - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe