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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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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.

Jack Lowery
Jack Lowery

English 1958
Co-founder Cracker Barrel. Former UNCP trustee. Attorney and businessman. Former city judge, city attorney and mayor of Lebanon, Tenn. Former member of the House of Representatives in Tennessee. Experienced pilot.

Brad Allen
Brad Allen

History 1991
NFL Referee. Blazed through high school and college ranks as an exceptional official, until the NFL came calling in 2014. President of N.C. Senior Games and serves as booking supervisor for the Southern Officials Association. Officiated 2012 Rose Bowl, 2014 Sugar Bowl and the Army-Navy game.

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.

UNCP By the Numbers

20

Countries Represented

UNC Pembroke attracts international students from all over the world.

Explore

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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