UNCP biology faculty spotlight: How to support nontraditional students in an anatomy or physiology course

Anatomy/Physiology students perform dissection
Anatomy/Physiology students perform dissection

Article by By Charlotte Steel, Scientific Writer

There are 16 universities that form the University of North Carolina network, spread across the state.

Today, we find ourselves in the biology department at The University of North Carolina at Pembroke, a smaller public university found in a rural area.

First set up in 1887 as America’s only 4-year public institution established by American Indians for American Indians, UNC Pembroke is deeply connected to the Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina and now has ~8,300 students.

Although smaller than most, the university serves a diverse population, including nontraditional students.

In the biology department, professors Dr. Silvia Smith and Dr. Crystal Walline are focused on guiding the next generation of healthcare workers and scientists through the extensive world of anatomy and physiology.

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