“I wanted a learning experience that brought a sense of diversity and culture. When stepping on campus for the first time, I felt a sense of belonging. I was a transfer student and I grew up in a small town all of my life. I am a first generation college student and I did not know a lot about attending a University. You can imagine how I felt coming from a small town to an unfamiliar place. The UNC Pembroke family adopted me as one of their own and I can say that this school was for me. Here, you get an education that is personable and beneficial to your overall growth. As a student at UNC Pembroke, I became civically engaged, gained the experience I needed to conquer the obstacles one may face after graduation and established relationships with people from all over the country and beyond. Here, learning does get personal and I encourage you to become a part of BRAVE NATION where you can develop into the person you never thought you could become!”
Rudd’s responsibilities include American Indian and rural community outreach. Additionally, Rudd’s territories include the coastal counties of North Carolina.
Rudd is an alumnus of The University of North Carolina at Pembroke; graduating in 2016 with a Bachelor of Art in Criminal Justice and Sociology. He joined the admissions team in December 2018.