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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

Get There From Here

Ethan Sanford
Ethan Sanford

Biology 2016
Senior scientist. Clinical trial lab services company, Ithaca, N.Y. At 14, he was one of the youngest students to be admitted to UNCP. Excelled as an Esther G. Maynor scholar. Named Outstanding Senior. Completed his Ph.D.

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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.

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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.

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Pardon Ndhlovu

International Business 2013
Pardon competed in the men’s marathon at the 2016 Olympics in Rio, finishing 41st with a time of 2:17:48, ahead of 114 of the world’s best athletes. All-American in cross country and track & field at UNCP. Four-time all-Peach Belt Conference standout.

UNCP By the Numbers

20

Countries Represented

UNC Pembroke attracts international students from all over the world.

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120+

Clubs & Organizations

UNCP offers more than 120 clubs & organizations to keep you engaged and involved during your college experience.

Involvement

150+

Paths to Degree

UNCP offers more than 150 paths to graduate and undergraduate degrees. Here, there is something for everyone.

Academics

18:1

Student-to-Faculty Ratio

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