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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 |

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.

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 |

For the past 19 years, Keats Ellis has been a fixture at the UNC Pembroke bookstore.

Known for his outgoing personality, Ellis is popular with students, faculty and staff. And he makes it a point to remember everyone’s name.

“He never hesitates when asked to accept responsibilities and is always willing to stay late or coming in early if needed,” said Robert Canida, a longtime co-worker.

“Keats is committed to the university values, mission and vision.”

July 19, 2017 |

Dajer Fernandez, like many students at UNC Pembroke, is taking advantage of internship opportunities this summer.

Selected as a 2017 Marian Drane Graham Scholar, Fernandez recently wrapped up a six-week internship with UNC General Administration. Fernandez was among only six rising juniors and seniors from the UNC system’s 16 institutions.

The program provides students the opportunity to develop leadership skills and gain a better understanding of key issues facing public higher


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