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Four HCAP alumni accepted to professional school

Genna Locklear

Two UNC Pembroke students and two recent graduates have been admitted to professional schools at Duke University and Methodist University.

Genna Locklear and Angelica McNair have both been accepted into the Doctor of Physical Therapy program at Duke University.

Adrianna Oxendine and Justin Scott are headed to Methodist University where they will enroll in the Physician Assistant Program. Oxendine and Scott both live in Pembroke. Oxendine graduated in December with a degree in chemistry. Scott is on schedule to graduate in May 2020. He is a biology major with a molecular concentration.

Locklear and McNair both graduated in May with a degree in exercise and sport science with a concentration in physiology. Locklear lives in Pembroke. McNair is a native of Fayetteville.

All four students were members of the NC Health Careers Access Program (NC-HCAP). Scott and Locklear both completed the Clinical Health Summer Program.

NC-HCAP offers students counseling and advising services on health career opportunities, educational field trips, workshops, summer internships and seminars.   

Twenty-two UNCP students matriculated into various health professional programs in fall 2019. With the success of these recent admissions, NC-HCAP officials hope to repeat those enrollment numbers in 2020.

“My heart is overjoyed when students text, call, or visit the office expressing their admission into a professional program. The academics are grueling at times, dedication is a must, and perseverance is the key,” said Natalya Locklear Freeman, senior coordinator of NC-HCAP.

“NC-HCAP students truly amaze me each year with their individual successes and matriculation into professional programs. I am proud of our students for the sacrifices they’ve made and their desire to improve and provide health care in a variety of settings.”