Criminal Justice and Sociology
Alexis Hurd, from Jacksonville, North Carolina, graduated in May of 2018 with degrees in criminal justice and sociology and a minor in terrorism studies. She played soccer all four years at UNCP and during her senior season the Lady Braves won the Peach Belt Conference Championship against Columbus State. She was selected to attend the NCAA Leadership Forum in Washington D.C. Alexis had the opportunity to intern with the Guardian ad Litem Program of Robeson County where she advocated for abused or neglected children who removed from their homes. Alexis joined Circle K International club that she helped grow and build throughout her years at UNCP. She enjoyed being in the honors community on campus which gave her great students to hang out with and grow with.
Alexis focused on her Guardian ad Litem internship for her senior project. She constructed a service learning project to educate students on the importance of the program and the opportunities it gives students and the children that they help.
After graduation Alexis attended Charleston School of Law to obtain her juris doctoral degree and hopes to one day own a firm. She advises honors students to take advantage of early class registration and use it to their fullest advantage and to plan their senior projects early so that they are not in a time crunch during their senior year. Alexis’ greatest memory was returning home from the championship game where the soccer team was greeted with a party: “Everyone was cheering for us and was there to celebrate with us. It was so exciting to have our UNCP family there to support us!”
Thesis: Guardian ad Litem: The Importance of Child Advocacy
Faculty Mentor: Jessica Godsey