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Campus Engagement and Leadership names Avery Locklear Student of the Month

Avery Locklear

Avery Locklear has been named Campus Engagement and Leadership’s student of the month at UNC Pembroke for March.

The student spotlight program was created to celebrate the impact their student workers have on the success of the department and the programs it hosts. Each month the department nominates and selects students who meet the standards of commitment to the office, personal responsibility and accountability, and passion for everyday leadership.

A native of Landis, Locklear is a senior studying political science and is a Maynor Honors College student. She is also a member of the women’s basketball team.

“Avery is the epitome of an actively engaged, involved student on campus and we know this is just the beginning of her success story,” said Abdul Ghaffar, director of Campus Engagement and Leadership.

“While at UNC Pembroke, Locklear has been named the 2018 Outstanding Student of the Year for the History Department, served as Kappa Delta Sorority’s vice president of recruitment and was the College Panhellenic Association vice president of sisterhood for 2018,” he continued. “All of this in addition to playing women’s basketball and applying to law school.”

Locklear has been accepted to four law schools including South Carolina University, University of Michigan, University of Mississippi and Wake Forest University.

While Locklear is making an impact on the university and aligning herself for a tremendous future, she has established herself as a positive influence to her peers.  

“In all aspects of life Avery is known for her sense of humor, intelligence, confidence and spunky personality. I had the opportunity to work with Avery in various leadership positions,” said Melanie Beck, fellow UNCP student.

“She led our sorority through an amazing recruitment during our sophomore year while serving as vice president of membership and serving as vice president of sisterhood last year for College Panhellenic Association. Avery lives out the values of Kappa Delta every day and inspires others to be their authentic selves.”

Locklear has been involved in helping her sorority with their national philanthropy cause, Prevent Child Abuse American, while working with the Office of Campus Engagement and Leadership, and will continue throughout the spring 2019 semester until she graduates.