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

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Allison Harrington
Allison Harrington

Education 1995
UNCP Trustee. President/Founder, Speech Solutions, Inc. Allison began a private speech language pathology company in her home with six employees in 2003. Today, Speech Solutions has 72 employees serving 11 counties. 2014 recipient of Outstanding Alumnus Award.  

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Melanie Cobb

Biology 2007
Histotechnologist, Norfolk, Va. Standout UNCP soccer player. Holds multiple school records in scoring and assists. Inducted into the Hall of Fame. Works as a histotechnologist with a dermatology practice in Virginia.

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Jesse Oxendine

Education 1951
First American Indian pharmacist in NC. WWII veteran. Helped liberate concentration camps in Germany. Played quarterback for UNCP’s first football team 1947-1951. Worked as pharmacist in Charlotte for 40 years. Helped revive football at UNCP. Former chairman of UNCP Board of Trustees.

Davance Locklear
Davance Locklear

History 2000
Lieutenant colonel, U.S. Air Force Reserves. Commercial pilot. American Airlines. After earning his degree, Davance joined the United States Air Force. Completed 625 combat missions in Iraq and Afghanistan. Awarded six air medals for combat and four Meritorious Service awards.

UNCP By the Numbers

20

Countries Represented

UNC Pembroke attracts international students from all over the world.

Explore

100+

Clubs & Organizations

UNCP offers over 100 Clubs & Organizations for our students.

Involvement

59

Academic Majors

With 41 undergraduate and 18 graduate degrees, there's something for everyone.

Academics

18:1

Student-to-Faculty Ratio

Your teachers will know if you're not in class.

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