Biology with a Bio Medical Emphasis
Caleb Smith, from Fayetteville, North Carolina, graduated in May of 2017 with a degree in biology on the bio-medical track. Caleb was proud of the opportunities he had through service-learning classes where he worked with children in Robeson County public schools, encouraging students to take education seriously and to have confidence in their intelligence. He was also proud to be a founding father of Alpha Sigma Phi Fraternity here at UNCP. Caleb said the Honors College faculty and staff always encouraged him to preform at a high academic level and achieve the goals he set for himself.
Caleb stayed on track with service-learning during his senior year and volunteered four hours a week with 10th grade students at Purnell Swett High School. He spent time helping students to become more familiar with biology to help prepare them for their EOC testing. He brought the group of students on campus to tour the biology department and help conduct an experiment.
During Caleb’s time at UNCP he developed strong academic relationships with fellow students and professors. He advises honors students to recognize that being a student in the honors college is hard work but gives students a prestigious title. Caleb said, “Honors College students are the top students at UNC Pembroke, and should not be ashamed of the hard work they do.” Students can achieve whatever goal they set for themselves
Thesis: Curriculum Enhancement for Biology at Purnell Swett High School: A Service-Learning Project
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Dennis McCracken