Admissions & Aid

Meet Our Staff

 

 Jamee Hunt Freeman
 Senior Associate Director
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“ONE Team for Student Success” is the driving force behind the positive outcomes that UNCP extends to our students.  At UNCP it is easy to get involved, and not to just be involved, but to be a leader and innovator.  I was awarded opportunities that I would not have received at other institutions, all because of the personal attention I was given from faculty and staff.  I will never forget attending my first Native American Student Organization Pow-Wow on campus, and the welcome reception I garnered from other American Indian students just like me.  It solidified UNCP as my home. The moment I was crowned Miss UNCP and went on to represent UNCP at the Miss North Carolina Pageant was so rewarding. I received 1st Runner Up to Miss North Carolina. The excitement was pivotal! Another special time included opening the mail to find a personal handwritten note from the Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs congratulating me on my academic merit. At the end of the day, I am thankful UNCP chose me to be a student and gave me the tools to flourish as a productive citizen. I am more thankful that I'm now employed with UNCP and can assist students with experiencing the "Pembroke personal touch." I encourage you to be BRAVE, and get to know and visit this campus, even if it is in your backyard neighborhood.  Your successful future is only “One Team” away!  

Freeman's territory responsibilities include co-managing the North Carolina counties of Anson, Buncombe, Burke, Caldwell, Cherokee, Clay, Columbus, Haywood, Henderson, Jackson, Macon, McDowell, Polk, Richmond, Robeson, Rutherford, Scotland and Transylvania. Also, Freeman is responsible for the state of FL as well as all other states not represented by a recruiter. There is a special emphasis on American Indian recruitment. She is also the Student Ambassador Co-Advisor.

Freeman is a 2008 graduate from the University of North Carolina at Pembroke with a Bachelor's in Health Promotions. She joined the admissions team in March 2014. 

 

Ashley Pryer Ashley Pryer
Associate Director
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"Deciding where to go to College can be a very stressful process. But when I first learned about UNC Pembroke, they took the time to help me and handed me tons of important information, fast! As my freshman year progressed, I made many new friends, learned so much and realized UNCP really had become my second home. UNC Pembroke offers students so many wonderful opportunities to take advantage of. The small classes that UNC Pembroke offers lets students connect with their professors easily and they know you as your own name, not as number in a class. UNC Pembroke truly turns young individuals into today’s bright leaders. Throughout my four years here and now as an alumni, I have experienced the UNC Pembroke personal touch and I welcome you to do the same!"

Pryer's territory responsibilities include co-managing the North Carolina counties of Anson, Buncombe, Burke, Caldwell, Cherokee, Clay, Columbus, Haywood, Henderson, Jackson, Macon, McDowell, Polk, Richmond, Robeson, Rutherford, Scotland and Transylvania. Also, Pryer is responsible for the state of FL as well as all other states not represented by a recruiter. She is also the Student Ambassador Co-Advisor.  

Pryer is a 2011 graduate of the University of North Carolina at Pembroke with a Bachelor's in Mass Communication. She joined the admissions team in May 2011.

 

 Ryan Castillo HeadshotRyan Castillo
 Assistant Director
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Castillo's territory responsibilities include the North Carolina counties of Cumberland, Harnett, Hoke, Johnston, Lee, and Moore. Out-of-state recruitment: Maryland, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, and Connecticut.

Castillo is 2013 graduate of Fayetteville State University with a Bachelor's of Science in Elementary Education. He joined the admissions team in January 2017. 

 

 Amy Cox safe zoneAmy Cox Headshot
 Assistant Director
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“As a first-generation college student myself, I know firsthand how daunting and overwhelming the task of finding the right university to attend can be! Fortunately, the University of North Carolina at Pembroke welcomed me with open arms and became my ‘home away from home.’ I got to engage with my instructors on a one-on-one basis and those connections and close relationships have continued well beyond my graduation. At UNCP I was awarded the opportunity to discover who I am, as well as who I was capable of becoming by dreaming big and reaching for the stars! As an alumna, I am proud to call UNCP my home, my university, and my workplace. No matter what you are interested in studying, or if you’re an introvert, extrovert, early bird, night owl, actor, scientist, future teacher, new freshman, transfer, non-traditional student, etc. UNCP is just the ticket for you!”  

 Cox's territory responsibilities include the North Carolina counties of Alamance, Alexander, Alleghany, Ashe, Caswell, Davidson, Davie, Forsyth, Guilford, Person, Randolph, Rockingham, Stokes, Surry, Wilkes, and Yadkin. Out-of-state responsibilities: New Jersey.

Cox is a 2010 graduate of the University of North Carolina at Pembroke. She earned a Bachelor of Arts in English: Theatre Arts. She joined the admissions team in March 2014.

 

 Catherine Knudson safe zone
 Assistant Director
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"I came to Pembroke looking for a new adventure.  I wanted to leave my hometown in Virginia and challenge myself with a different way of life and new people.  It quickly became evident that UNCP was the place for me!  I jumped right in and joined multiple student organizations and clubs in my major.  I had so many opportunities for growth that wouldn’t have been available anywhere else.  The support and encouragement I received here propelled me to move abroad and pursue a Master’s degree.  I am thrilled to return to UNCP to represent my University around North Carolina, and share how committed and meaningful this university, the faculty, and staff are to our students.  It is the most genuine, supportive, and passionate community into which I have ever had the pleasure of being welcomed."

Knudson's territory responsibilities include the North Carolina counties of Chatham, Durham, Franklin, Gates, Granville, Greene, Halifax, Hertford, Lenoir, Nash, North Hampton, Orange, Pitt, Vance, Wake, Warren and Wilson. Out-of-state recruitment: South Carolina. She is the Student Telecounseling Co-Advisor.

Knudson earned a Bachelor of Science in Political Science from the University of North Carolina at Pembroke in 2012 and a Master of Public Health from the University of Nottingham in Nottingham, England, UK in 2014. She joined the admissions team in August 2015.

 

Rangel MooreHeadshot Rangel Moore

Assistant Director
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 “Part of finding the right college or university for you will, of course, be picking out the criteria that matter most to you, and then seeing if the college or university you're looking at fit those criteria. UNCP has a lot of great opportunities that will help you find out the best criteria that fit you. I had the pleasure of attending UNCP & also being a part of the football team for the first two seasons. My experience at UNCP helped me realize that I can really go anywhere from here & be successful.  I’m excited to be able to give back to UNCP as an employee. Remember hard work & determination is the key to success!

Moore's responsibilities include the North Carolina counties of Ashe, Avery, Cabarrus, Catawba, Cleveland, Gaston, Graham, Iredell, Lincoln, Madison, Mecklenburg, Mitchell, Montgomery, Rowan, Stanley, Swain, Union, Watuga, and Yancey counties. Out-of-state responsibilities: South Carolina.

Moore is a 2010 graduate of the University of North Carolina at Pembroke. He earned a Bachelor of Science in Exercise and Sports Science. He joined the admissions team in March 2017.

 

Emily Oxendine Headshot Emily Oxendine
Assistant Director
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"Deciding to come to UNC Pembroke wasn’t just an easy choice, it was the RIGHT choice. As a student, I immediately became involved in Greek life on campus and other student organizations. The campus itself has such a hometown feel that your time spent here will be filled with so many personal experiences. I encourage you to utilize all the amenities and opportunities UNCP has to offer. Graduating from UNCP and returning as an employee is so gratifying. I can give back to the University that prepared me for my life beyond the campus and share my experiences with future students."

Oxendine's  responsibilities include the North Carolina counties of Beaufort, Bertie, Bladen, Brunswick, Camden, Carteret, Chowan, Craven, Currituck, Dare, Duplin, Edgecombe, Hyde, Jones, Martin, New Hanover, Onslow, Pamlico, Pasquotank, Pender, Perquimans, Sampson, Tyrell, Washington and Wayne counties. Out-of-state responsibilities: Washington, D.C.

Oxendine is a 2013 graduate of the University of North Carolina at Pembroke. She earned a Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice and a minor in Terrorism. She joined the admissions team in January 2017.

 

 Engle Revels
 Assistant Director
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"Choosing the right college can be a difficult process. However, the moment I first stepped on the campus of UNC Pembroke, I knew that I was home. Attending UNCP not only gave me a sense of home, but it afforded me many opportunities to learn and engage with people all over the world. Perhaps the most rewarding aspect of UNC Pembroke, is the "personal touch" style of learning. No matter the class or department, each student is treated like an individual and not just another number. Whether you choose UNCP because of small class size, desired major, affordable tuition, culture, or the diversity, your life will indeed be changed through the great education you receive.  Make the choice and be BRAVE!"

Revels primarily works with transfer students.

Revels is a 2003 and 2007 graduate of the University of North Carolina at Pembroke. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. She joined the admissions team in February 2016.

 

 Wendy Wong
 Assistant Director/Transcript Evaluator 
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Wong primarily works with transfer students. She is responsible for all transcript evaluation.   

 

 

 

Support Staff

Tracy Dial Tracy Dial
 Data Coordinator
 Phone: 910.521.6621
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LaRhonda Darnell LaRhonda Darnell
 Application Data Processor
 Phone: 910.521.6264
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Rip Turner Rip Turner
 University Switchboard Operator
 Phone: 910.521.6000
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 Celestine Hunt
 Administrative Assistant
 Phone: 910.521.6263
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Melissa Gainey 
Receptionist/Campus Visit Coordinator and Web Information Coordinator
Phone: 910.521.6262
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 Angela Thomas
 Inquiry Data Processor
 Phone: 910.521.6199
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