UNCP present ‘First Lecture’ program January 23
Herbert G. Oxendine
Vergie Mae Sutton
James A. Jacobs
The Association of American Indian Faculty and Staff at UNC Pembroke will present a “First Lecture” program on Wednesday, January 23. It is part of the university’s celebration of its 125th anniversary.
What is a “first lecture?” If the legendary individuals from history could return for one lecture, what advice would they have for us?
There will be a reception at 2:30 p.m. in Moore Hall, and the program will begin at 3 p.m. and will run approximately one hour. The public is welcome.
Four people with long ties to the university will give talks from the perspective of some of the outstanding men and women from the university’s past. What would they tell students and the university community today?
Speakers and their subjects include:
Mangum, who is a retired educator and elected official, is the daughter of Clifton Oxendine. Dr. Oxendine, retired chair of UNCP’s American Indian Studies program, is the daughter of Dr. Herbert Oxendine, a former dean and namesake of Oxendine Science Building.
Douglas Hunt is a retired math educator and former pupil of James A. Jacobs. Sutton, an attorney and former elected member of the North Carolina House of Representatives, is the son of Vergie Mae Sutton, who was assistant manager of UNCP’s food services.
The mission of the Association of American Indian Faculty and Staff is to enrich the educational and career experiences of American Indian faculty, staff and students as well as the community at large, said Dr. Olivia Oxendine, its chair.
“The University of North Carolina at Pembroke is a symbol of diversity, higher education, and economic success within the tobacco fields of Robeson County,” Dr. Oxendine said. “It’s not a request or a requirement but yet a given to honor those who invested in our education, near and far.”
For more information, please contact April Whittemore-Locklear at 910.522.5772 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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