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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.

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.

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.

Pardon Ndhlovu
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.

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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