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Our Heritage

Founded in 1887 as a school for the education of American Indians, The University of North Carolina at Pembroke now serves a distinctly diverse student body and encourages inclusion and appreciation for the values of all people. Learn more about our unique heritage and history.

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Visit the Museum of the Southeast American Indian located in historic Old Main

Get There From Here

Michael Holmes
Michael Holmes

Mathematics 1972
Ret. Rear Admiral, U.S. Navy. Former UNCP trustee. Career naval officer and pilot, Held five command tours, including Commanding Officer, Patrol Squadron Thirty, the largest aviation squadron in the U.S. Navy. Vice president for L-3 Communications.

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Larry Chavis

Accounting 1972
President, CEO, Lumbee Guaranty Bank. Served the last three decades as president of Lumbee Guaranty Bank. Under his leadership, the bank has expanded to 14 locations. His banking experience spans four decades. Avid community supporter. Distinguished UNCP Alumni Award winner.

James Lockemy
James Lockemy

History 1971
Chief Judge, South Carolina Court of Appeals. U.S. Army veteran. Retired as full colonel of S.C. Army National Guard. Former member of S.C. House of Representatives. Elected as Circuit Court Judge in 1989. Elected as chief judge in 2016. Served as 2017 UNCP commencement speaker.

Jerry Lanier
Jerry Lanier

History 1974
Ret. U.S. Ambassador to Sudan, Uganda. Career diplomat. Served 33 years with the Department of State. Rose to rank of Ambassador. After the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, he served as head of the State Department’s Bureau of Counterterrorism.

UNCP By the Numbers

20

Countries Represented

UNC Pembroke attracts international students from all over the world.

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100+

Clubs & Organizations

UNCP offers over 100 Clubs & Organizations for our students.

Involvement

58

Academic Majors

With 41 undergraduate and 17 graduate degrees, there's something for everyone.

Academics

18:1

Student-to-Faculty Ratio

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