LLC Retreat

Leadership Learning Community

Established in 2010 as UNC Pembroke's first learning community, the Leadership Learning Community (LLC) is an opportunity for incoming first-year students to live and study together, while learning about leadership as a purposeful, collaborative, values-based, and relational process of people in a supportive community creating positive change. UNC Pembroke believes that leadership is not a role or position, but a set of skills that anyone can learn and improve. Members of the community gain access to many specialized opportunities for hands-on learning, exclusive receptions with campus and community leaders, and mentors who help foster deep connections with the community. 

Join LLC and become a part of a community that has impacted many leaders before you!

Meet the Mentors

Each year, three outstanding alumni of the program are selected to serve as mentors for incoming student leaders. LLC Mentors support new students on their journey to succeed in the classroom, connect with campus resources, and build a community.  

Kamri Darnell
Kamri Darnell (LLC Mentor)

“I went to my first meeting with the LLC and quickly saw that I wasn’t the only scared freshman, which made me feel more comfortable. We talked in that meeting and soon everyone warmed up to each other. That made me realize that what we plan out isn't always going to happen, but it helps us put an “x” on our map and keep learning and growing as we go.”

Hometown: New Bern, North Carolina

Major: Criminal Justice and Political Science (Pre-Law)

Parker Watson
Parker Watson (Staff Coordinator)

"Joining the LLC means joining a huge family that supports and challenges each other. Students from previous years are always excited to meet and welcome new members of our community, and we all stay connected long after graduation."

Hometown: Sanford, North Carolina

Benjamin Rodgers
Benjamin Rodgers (LLC Mentor)

“Being in the Leadership Learning Community has opened up more opportunities for me to enrich my college experience, like being a mentor for example. It has allowed me to break out of my comfort zone to grow not only as a leader but to learn to take charge and be creative.”

Hometown: Lumberton, North Carolina

Major: Art with a Studio concentration 

Aria Huntley
Aria Huntley (Student Coordinator)

“LLC has taught me that being a leader does not mean being the loudest person in the room; it is about being a team player and letting people shine where they are the strongest.”

Hometown: Baltimore, Maryland

Major: History with a Criminal Justice minor

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