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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

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.

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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.

Daniel Ownbey
Daniel Ownbey

Exercise & Sport Science 2015
Assistant wrestling coach, Greensboro College. First two-time national champion in UNCP history. Four-time All-American. UNCP male Athlete of the Year 2015. Midwest Regional’s Wrestler of the Year 2015. Former assistant wrestling coach at Ferrum College, NC Pride Wrestling Club  and UNCP. 

Brandon Locklear
Brandon Locklear

Biology 1998
Obstetrician, gynecologist. Orlando Health, Longwood, Fla. Brandon earned his medical degree at Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University. From proud lineage of UNCP graduates, including his grandmother, Rosetta Oxendine Locklear, in 1962 and father, Dr. Kenneth Locklear.

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

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

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