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.

Chickasaw Lt. Gov. Jefferson Keel visits UNC Pembroke

Jefferson Keel

The University of North Carolina at Pembroke recently hosted a prominent leader of the Chickasaw Nation of Oklahoma.

Lt. Governor Jefferson Keel toured the campus, meeting with faculty, staff and students on Sept. 15, 2017. He visited classrooms, made a quick stop at the David Weinstein Health Sciences Building, Old Main and viewed the site of the new School of Business.

UNCP announces Chancellor's, Honor's lists for Spring 2018


PEMBROKE, N.C. – The University of North Carolina at Pembroke announced the Chancellor’s and Honor’s list for spring 2018.

Chancellor’s List

To qualify for the Honor’s List, a student must maintain a grade point average (GPA) of 3.7 (out of 4.0) while taking at least 12 semester hours; none of the 12 hours may be Pass/Fail. 


Elon: Katie Talley

Graham: Kristin Cain

Mebane: Chapell Brock, Caylynn Cunningham, Kathryn Patton

Saxapahaw: Dolores Carter


UNCP awards record $1 million from endowment in 2017

Record endowment

Scott Benke is in charge of entertainment for the Midland Rockhounds’ home games in Texas.

He is also responsible for in-game promotions – skills he honed as a broadcasting student at The University of North Carolina at Pembroke.

More importantly, he credits the Gary Spitler Memorial Endowed Scholarship for his early success with the Oakland A’s minor league team.

Holden Hansen wins UNC Award for Teaching Excellence

Holden Hansen

Elisha Lawson is making his mark in television, landing roles in HBO’s Boardwalk Empire and CBS’s Blue Bloods. He recently filmed a recurring role in NBC’s Shades of Blue starring Jennifer Lopez and Ray Liotta.

However, the foundation of his success can be traced to his days as a student at UNC Pembroke under the tutelage of long-time theatre professor Holden Hansen.

Holden Hansen

UNCP honors its active duty, student veterans

Veteran graduates

UNC Pembroke honored its graduating active duty and military veterans on May 2.

Thirty-six veterans earned their degree during the spring 2018 Commencement. Earlier in the week, Chancellor Robin Gary Cummings presented each graduate with a red, white and blue honor cord and a challenge coin during a special ceremony near the campus water feature.

“Service is one of our core values here at UNC Pembroke,” Cummings said. “Your record of service is unmatched compared to the rest of the members of BraveNation.

Veteran graduates

Biology student recognized at Alpha Chi National Convention

Alpha Chi

UNCP senior Cassandra Barlogio was recognized at the national Alpha Chi Convention in Oregon April 5-7.

Barlogio was awarded the Blake and Trish Janutolo Prize in Organismal and Ecological Biology for her presentation titled, “Discovering the Microbial Diversity of the Lumber River.”

Of the 250 student presentations, Barlogio was among 27 to receive prizes for the best scholarly, creative and artistic presentations in their field. She was awarded a cash prize.

Paparozzi on National Public Radio

Photo: Mario Paparozzi

UNCP faculty in the Department of Sociology & Criminal Justice will appear on National Public Radio Wednesday, May 16, 2018.  Mario Paparozzi, Professor and Chair of the Sociology and Criminal Justice Department, and Judith Paparozzi will share their prison corrections experience with Caroline Devries on the WHQR program CoastLine. With recent attacks against correctional officers, the N.C. Department of Public Safety is re-evaluating its operations.  Mario and Judith Paparozzi have extensive corrections experience and will discuss potential change with their host.

Athletic Training Program continues perfect exam pass rate

Athletic Training image

For the fourth consecutive year, UNC Pembroke’s athletic training students earned a 100 percent pass rate on the national Board of Certification exam.

The perfect mark reflects the students’ first attempt at the comprehensive exam.

 “We are so proud of how hard our students have worked throughout the program and we are excited that they have been successful in passing the BOC exam,” said Susan Edkins, Athletics Training Program director.


Caroline Taylor, Brenden  Sherrill, Roelvis Bone Vargas, Rebecca Laverick, Susan Edkins and Beverly Justice 

Faculty member, alumna dines with Bill and Melinda Gates

Tiffany Locklear

Dr. Tiffany Locklear embarked on her educational journey in 2003 after being awarded the prestigious Gates Millennium Scholarship.

Taking full advantage of her opportunity, Locklear received her undergraduate and graduates degrees from UNC Pembroke and a doctorate degree from UNC Wilmington.

Fast forward 15 years. Locklear is now on the faculty at UNCP. Last month, the Prospect resident received an invitation to meet the infamous founders of the scholarship that transformed her life.

Tiffany Locklear

Dr. Tiffany Locklear (left) engages with Melinda Gates during a scholarship event in Seattle 

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