RISE Fellow receives Ph.D.

Dr. Cooper receives her doctoral hood

The Research Initiative for Scientific Enhancement (RISE) Program at UNC Pembroke is changing lives through education.  The program is pleased to announce the graduation of Dr. Joanna Cooper, who received her degree in Biochemistry and Cellular & Molecular Biology from the University of Tennessee-Knoxville on May 10, 2018.

Strike at the Wind! returns to GPAC for three shows

Strike at the Wind

Strike at the Wind! – a play beloved by generations – returns to Givens Performing Arts Center for three shows as part of the 50th anniversary of Lumbee Homecoming.

The iconic drama, which tells the local story of the Lowrie War in 1865, will be performed June 30 and July 1. A youth matinee, which will feature an abbreviated version, will play June 21.

Strike at the Wind! returned in 2017 after a 10-year hiatus thanks to the collaborative efforts of UNC Pembroke and the Lumbee Tribe.

Strike at the Wind

Stephen Brooks named Employee of the Year

Staff Awards 2018

Stephen Brooks has a heart for helping others.

For the past 18 years, countless students and community have been on the receiving end of Brooks’ compassion as a Police and Public Safety officer with The University of North Carolina at Pembroke.

“I enjoy the opportunity to meet people and help them out, whether it’s a dead battery to someone having domestic issues. That’s the one thing that drives me – the opportunity to help people on a daily basis.”

Staff Awards

School of Education recognizes scholarship recipients

School of Education

The School of Education at The University of North Carolina at Pembroke recently held a ceremony to recognize scholarship recipients for the 2017-2018 academic year.

The ceremony was held on May 3 in the University Center Annex. After acknowledging the donors, Dr. Angela McDonald, associate dean for School of Education, recognized the following scholarship recipients:

Caleb Malcolm elected Alumni Association president

Caleb Malcolm Alumni president

Raised a stone’s throw from UNC Pembroke’s campus, Caleb Malcolm always knew he would graduate from the institution where he spent his childhood summers.

His brothers, David, James, Joseph and Joshua, and their mother, Vera, all turned their tassel at UNCP. His grandfather, the late Rev. C.E. Locklear, was among the earliest graduates in 1927 when the university was known as Cherokee Indian Normal School.

Caleb wasn’t about to break the family tradition.

UNCP to host UNC System library deans

ULAC meeting

The University of North Carolina at Pembroke will host a meeting Friday of the deans and directors from across the UNC System libraries.

This will be the first time the University Library Advisory Council (ULAC) has met at UNCP. ULAC is composed of the directors of the 17 university libraries and a representative from the UNC System Office.

“The University Library Advisory Council holds a deep commitment to system-wide sharing, collaboration, and leadership,” said Jan Lewis, director of the Joyner Library at East Carolina University and ULAC president. 

UNC Pembroke to offer Peace Corps Prep certificate

Peace Corp Prep

Kai Artis plans to be a Peace Corps volunteer after she graduates from The University of North Carolina at Pembroke.

She would love to volunteer in Asia. A new prep course soon to be offered on campus will provide Artis and others like her a competitive edge when applying for Peace Corps service.

The Peace Corps Prep Course is a two-year undergraduate certificate program available for all majors designed to give students valuable hands-on experience and leadership skills.

UNCP welcomes former Seminole Chief Kelly Haney

Chief Kelly Haney

As director of a university museum, Nancy Strickland Fields understands the importance of networking.

Last week, she was making contacts at the National Museum of the American Indian in Washington, D.C. In the days prior, she was in Greensboro for a private unveiling of a mural by renowned artist Matt Adnate.

Since taking over as curator of the Museum of the Southeast American Indian at UNC Pembroke, Fields has been fostering relationships with the local community and across the country.

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