Zachary Lunn, all the way from Las Vegas, Nevada, graduated in May of 2016 with a degree in biology. While at UNCP Zachary was the editorial assistant for Pembroke Magazine, and is very proud of this position. He is proud of his work on the magazine and was excited to see it printed. For Zachary the most rewarding aspect of being in the Honors College is having close relationships with the professors, which really helped him to grow as a writer, scientist, and a well developed intellectual. He enjoyed the uniqueness of the school as well the opportunities of the Honors College.
Zachary did a creative project for his senior project, writing a short collection of short stories. “It was practice for what I want to do for a living,” because he hopes to have a career in writing and publishing fiction. This project gave Zachary the great opportunity to work with Dr. Jessica Pitchford, and he really enjoyed working and learning from her.
After graduation Zachary attended North Carolina State’s Master’s of Fine Arts program in creative writing. He hopes to write his first book while studying for his master’s. Zachary advises honors students to look for opportunities to work one-on-one with faculty because this will help students to have a more unique education, and to stand out. Working directly along side of faculty helped Zachary’s intellect and development as a student. His greatest moment at UNCP is when he won the Poetry Prose Contest through the Mary Livermore Library, which made him realize his talent of writing fiction and where he wanted to go with his life.