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August 14, 2017 |

Thirteen-year-old Lauren Gerber and her teammates scaled two flights of stairs to a balcony adjoining the Givens Performing Arts Center.

Lauren exuded confidence.

Participants at Engineering Camp at UNCPShe trusted her team’s design of a contraption made to protect an egg would remain intact after being tossed off the two-story ledge.

August 9, 2017 |

W. Stewart Thomas, Ph.D., CPA, CGMA has been promoted to vice chancellor for Finance and Administration at The University of North Carolina at Pembroke, Chancellor Robin Gary Cummings announced. 

The university’s Board of Trustees approved Cummings’ recommendation on Monday, August 7.

July 31, 2017 |

Robots will invade the Jones Center on the campus of The University of North Carolina at Pembroke on August 5.

The main gym will be the site of the county’s first-ever THOR (Thundering Herds of Robots) event. It is a robotics competition pitting high schoolers from across the state against one another. A dozen teams are scheduled to compete, including Robeson Early College High School’s very own ROBCOBOT. 

The team’s coach, Keenan Locklear, is pumped about the robotics competition

July 31, 2017 |

Tuskegee signing ceremonyUNC Pembroke is partnering with Tuskegee University to launch a pathway for UNCP graduates to study veterinary medicine.

The Pre-Veterinary Medicine Scholars Program will serve as a pipeline and inspire UNC Pembroke graduates to pursue a career in veterinary medicine.

The two universities signed a memorandum of

July 31, 2017 |

Benjamin Powell, director of the Free Market Institute at Texas Tech University, will speak as part of the UNC Pembroke’s School of Business Distinguished Speaker Series on August 30.

The lecture, “How Sweatshops Improve Lives and Economic Growth,” will begin at 3:40 p.m. at the University Center Annex. A reception will follow.

Dr. Powell is the senior fellow at the Independent Institute and former President of the Association of Private Enterprise Education. He received his Ph.D.


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