Distinguished Speaker Series


UNCP Campus Engagement and Leadership and GPAC are pleased to present the return of the Distinguished Speaker Series. Tickets are $10 general admission, $5 for Faculty/Staff/Children and free for UNCP students with a valid ID. 

Order tickets online. (UNCP students must pick up tickets in person at the GPAC Box Office. A valid student ID must be presented. Limit 1 ticket per ID)

Martin Sensmeier
Thursday, Sept. 27

Alaskan native actor, model and activist, Sensmeier is an ambassador for The Native Wellness Institute, as well as the Boys & Girls of America. He has appeared in the films Magnificent 7 and Wind River. 

Wes Studi
Monday, November 19

Studi is a Cherokee actor and activist and has appeared in Academy Award winning films Dances with Wolves and The Last of the Mohicans. Most recently he appeared in Hostiles along side Christian Bale. 

Michael Eric Dyson
Thursday, January 24

Dyson is a Georgetown University sociology professor, a New York Times contributing opinion writer, and a contributing editor of The New Republic, and of ESPN’s The Undefeated website. He frequently appears on CNN as an analyst and is a best selling author. 

Diane Guerrero
Tuesday, April 16

Star of Orange is the New Black on Netflix, Superior Donuts on CBS and Jane The Virgin also best selling author of In the County We Love: My Family Divided, a memoir about her parents being detained and deported when she was fourteen.