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Tony Lewis

 Tony Lewis
 Interim Director
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“As a Native of Robeson County, the history and rich traditions of UNC-Pembroke have always been a distinguishable quality and point of pride. Growing up, I recall many stories told to me by my parents of how UNC-Pembroke has been a beacon of hope to so many throughout the region and state. For me, attending UNC-Pembroke was an obvious choice. It is more than just an educational institution; it is a place where every student has an identity and can excel because of the remarkable care that the faculty and staff take to ensure their success and growth. As an alumnus, I can attest to how my life has been transformed through education at UNC-Pembroke. I encourage you to visit campus and discover the opportunities that await you. GO BRAVES!!”

Lewis is responsible for the oversight of the Undergraduate Admissions staff as well as providing leadership in recruitment and admittance of new undergraduate students to the university. 

Lewis is double graduate of the University of North Carolina at Pembroke receiving both his undergraduate and graduate degrees. In addition to earning a Bachelor of Science in Mass Communication in Public Relations, Lewis earned a Master of Public Administration in Public Management in 2014.

 

 Jamee Hunt Freeman
 Associate Director
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“ONE Team for Student Success” is the driving force behind the positive outcomes that UNCP extends to our students.  At UNCP it is easy to get involved, and not to just be involved, but to be a leader and innovator.  I was awarded opportunities that I would not have received at other institutions, all because of the personal attention I was given from faculty and staff.  I will never forget attending my first Native American Student Organization Pow-Wow on campus, and the welcome reception I garnered from other American Indian students just like me.  It solidified UNCP as my home. The moment I was crowned Miss UNCP and went on to represent UNCP at the Miss North Carolina Pageant was so rewarding. I received 1st Runner Up to Miss North Carolina. The excitement was pivotal! Another special time included opening the mail to find a personal handwritten note from the Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs congratulating me on my academic merit. At the end of the day, I am thankful UNCP chose me to be a student and gave me the tools to flourish as a productive citizen. I am more thankful that I'm now employed with UNCP and can assist students with experiencing the "Pembroke personal touch." I encourage you to be BRAVE, and get to know and visit this campus, even if it is in your backyard neighborhood.  Your successful future is only “One Team” away!  

Freeman's territory responsibilities include the North Carolina counties of Anson, Buncombe, Burke, Caldwell, Cherokee, Clay, Columbus, Haywood, Henderson, Jackson, Macon, McDowell, Polk, Richmond, Robeson, Rutherford, Scotland and Transylvania. Also, Freeman is responsible for the state of FL as well as all other states not represented by a recruiter. There is a special emphasis on American Indian recruitment. She is also the Student Ambassador Co-Advisor.

She is a 2008 graduate from the University of North Carolina at Pembroke with a Bachelor's in Health Promotions. She joined the admissions team in March 2014. 

 

Ashley Pryer Ashley Pryer
Associate Director
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"Deciding where to go to College can be a very stressful process. But when I first learned about UNC Pembroke, they took the time to help me and handed me tons of important information, fast! As my freshman year progressed, I made many new friends, learned so much and realized UNCP really had become my second home. UNC Pembroke offers students so many wonderful opportunities to take advantage of. The small classes that UNC Pembroke offers lets students connect with their professors easily and they know you as your own name, not as number in a class. UNC Pembroke truly turns young individuals into today’s bright leaders. Throughout my four years here and now as an alumni, I have experienced the UNC Pembroke personal touch and I welcome you to do the same!"

Pryer's territory responsibilities include the North Carolina counties of Alamance, Alexander, Alleghany, Ashe, Caswell, Davidson, Davie, Forsyth, Guilford, Person, Randolph, Rockingham, Stokes, Surry, Wilkes, and Yadkin. Out-of-state responsibilities: New Jersey. She is also the Student Ambassador Co-Advisor.  

She is a 2011 graduate from the University of North Carolina at Pembroke with a Bachelor's in Mass Communication. She joined the admissions team in May 2011.

 

 Ta'Keyah Holder
 Assistant Director
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"Deciding where to go to college was an easy choice, once I visited UNC Pembroke. I knew right away that UNCP was the university for me. I love that it is a smaller university, with some of the same great benefits as larger universities. Here at UNCP there is a lot of school pride, and we are proud to be BRAVES! Students can develop amazing relationships, get involved in some of the many clubs and organizations on campus, and have access to awesome opportunities. “Where learning gets personal” is not just a slogan, it’s a fact. Students will be able to build relationships with their professors, as our faculty is dedicated to helping students reach their full potential and excelling academically. Attending UNCP has impacted my life tremendously, and coming to college here has been the best decision that I could have made. Considering my wonderful experiences here at UNCP, I want to help other students have the opportunity to become a BRAVE!"

Holder's territory responsibilities include the North Carolina counties of Cumberland, Harnett, Hoke, Johnston, Lee, and Moore. Out-of-state recruitment: Maryland, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, and Connecticut. She is the Student Telecounseling Co-Advisor.

Holder is a 2013 graduate from the University of North Carolina at Pembroke with a Bachelor's in Political Science and concentration in Public Administration. She joined the admissions team in August 2015. 

 

 Catherine Knudson
 Assistant Director
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"I came to Pembroke looking for a new adventure.  I wanted to leave my hometown in Virginia and challenge myself with a different way of life and new people.  It quickly became evident that UNCP was the place for me!  I jumped right in and joined multiple student organizations and clubs in my major.  I had so many opportunities for growth that wouldn’t have been available anywhere else.  The support and encouragement I received here propelled me to move abroad and pursue a Master’s degree.  I am thrilled to return to UNCP to represent my University around North Carolina, and share how committed and meaningful this university, the faculty, and staff are to our students.  It is the most genuine, supportive, and passionate community into which I have ever had the pleasure of being welcomed."

Knudson's territory responsibilities include the North Carolina counties of Chatham, Durham, Franklin, Gates, Granville, Greene, Halifax, Hertford, Lenoir, Nash, North Hampton, Orange, Pitt, Vance, Wake, Warren and Wilson. Out-of-state recruitment: South Carolina. She is the Student Telecounseling Co-Advisor.

Knudson earned a Bachelor of Science in Political Science from the University of North Carolina at Pembroke in 2012 and a Master of Public Health from the University of Nottingham in Nottingham, England, UK in 2014. She joined the admissions team in August 2015.

 

 Engle Revels
 Assistant Director
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"Choosing the right college can be a difficult process. However, the moment I first stepped on the campus of UNC Pembroke, I knew that I was home. Attending UNCP not only gave me a sense of home, but it afforded me many opportunities to learn and engage with people all over the world. Perhaps the most rewarding aspect of UNC Pembroke, is the "personal touch" style of learning. No matter the class or department, each student is treated like an individual and not just another number. Whether you choose UNCP because of small class size, desired major, affordable tuition, culture, or the diversity, your life will indeed be changed through the great education you receive.  Make the choice and be BRAVE!"

Revels' responsibilities include the North Carolina counties of Beaufort, Bertie, Bladen, Brunswick, Camden, Carteret, Chowan, Craven, Currituck, Dare, Duplin, Edgecombe, Hyde, Jones, Martin, New Hanover, Onslow, Pamlico, Pender, Perquimans, Sampson, Tyrell, and Washington counties. Out-of-state responsibilities: Virginia.

Revels is a 2003 and 2007 graduate from the University of North Carolina at Pembroke. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. She joined the admissions team in February 2016.

 

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 Admissions Representative
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 Wendy Wong
 Assistant Director/Transcript Evaluator 
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Wong primarily works with transfer students. She is responsible for all transcript evaluation.   

 

 


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Support Staff

Tracy Dial Tracy Dial
 Data Coordinator
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LaRhonda Darnell LaRhonda Darnell
 Application Data Processor
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Melissa Gainey 
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