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IMPACT was a UNCP-TV program produced by students, faculty, and staff in the Department of Mass Communication and hosted by Dr. Jeff Frederick, former Dean of the College of Arts & Sciences. Airing on local cable channels, the show featured Dean Frederick discussing topics of interest with community members and UNC Pembroke faculty and staff.  

Check out episodes below.


Julia B. Pierce (Recorded November 11, 2019)

Guest: Julia Beach Pierce, Deputy Associate General Counsel in the Indian Health Services (US Dept of Health & Human Services), daughter of Julian T. Pierce, attorney and Robeson County civil rights leader who founded Lumbee River Legal Services--now the Pembroke office of Legal Aid of North Carolina.

First African American Students at Pembroke (Recorded November 4, 2019)

Guests: Larry Barnes, class of 1971, first African-American to enroll at then-Pembroke State College; Sylvia Banks, Class of 1969, first African-American to graduate from Pembroke.

Lumber River Conservancy (Recorded October 28, 2019)

Guests: Dickson McLean, Board Member, Lumber River Conservancy; Lane Garner, Superintendent, Lumber River State Park; Dr. Joseph White, Executive Director, Lumber River Conservancy and Lecturer in the UNCP Dept of Biology.

Football Season (Recorded September 23, 2019) 

Guests: Jonathan Bym, sports editor of The Robesonian; Brandon Tester, sports editor of The Laurinburg Exchange; Jack Frederick, sports writer at The Johnstonian News.

McDonald's (March 23, 2019)

Guests: Kenneth & Lisa Rust, owner-operators of eleven McDonald's in the UNCP region, and generous friends of the university

Military Affairs (March 23, 2019)

Guest: Mike Clawson, Director of Academic & Military Outreach

The City of Lumberton (Feb. 26, 2019)

Guests: Bruce Davis, Mayor of Lumberton; and Wayne Horne, City Manager

The Town of Pembroke (Feb. 23, 2019)

Guest: Mayor Greg Cummings, Town of Pembroke, NC

The Year in Local Sports (Feb. 19, 2019)

Guests: Jonathan Bym, Sports Editor, The Robesonian; and Brandon Tester, Sports Editor, The Laurinburg Exchange

Sustainable Farming ( Feb. 17, 2019)

Guests: Devon Goodwin, OTL Farms; and Connie & Millard Locklear, New Grown Farms

Health Care Professions Preparation (Feb. 10, 2019)

Guests: Natalya Locklear, Director of Health Careers Access Program; Genna Locklear, UNCP Student; Mikayla Williams, UNCP Student; Dr. Angela McDonald, Interim Dean of the UNCP College of Health Sciences

Community Service (Oct. 29, 2018)

Guests: Drew Collier, Director of the Robeson County Church and Community Center; and Dalton Hoffer, Assistant Director of Student Engagement, UNCP Office of Community and Civic Engagement

Alzheimer's Disease (Oct. 26, 2018)

Guests: Dr. Ben Bahr, The William C. Friday Distinguished Chair and Professor; and  Asa Lowry, University Program Associate, Office for Regional Initiatives

Cyber Security (Oct. 25, 2018)

Guests: Don Bryant, Chief Information Security Officer for UNCP; and Caleb Malcolm, Vice President of Information Technology for Lumbee River EMC

Local Journalism (Oct. 25, 2018)

Guests: Donnie Douglas, Editor, The Robesonian; Matt Leclercq, Editor, Fayetteville Observer

Local Arts Scene (Oct. 25, 2018)

Guests: Erin Rembert, Executive Director, Scotland County Arts County; Vanessa Abernathy, President, Robeson County Arts Council; Carla Rokes, Chair and Associate Professor, UNCP Art Department; and Richard Gay, Associate Professor of Art History, UNCP Art Department