The unveiling of the new University Mace at UNC Pembroke evoked feelings of pride for many who attended a dedication ceremony on Friday.
“It was very moving and humbling,” said Anthony Dial, who attended with his wife, Rhonda, and extended family. “It was very emotional.”
Hundreds of people turned out for the unveiling inside the University Center Annex. The event was momentous as more than two dozen attendees were descendants of the university’s founding fathers.