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July 19, 2017 |

Dajer Fernandez, like many students at UNC Pembroke, is taking advantage of internship opportunities this summer.

Selected as a 2017 Marian Drane Graham Scholar, Fernandez recently wrapped up a six-week internship with UNC General Administration. Fernandez was among only six rising juniors and seniors from the UNC system’s 16 institutions.

The program provides students the opportunity to develop leadership skills and gain a better understanding of key issues facing public higher

July 12, 2017 |

The newest appointees to the board of trustees at The University of North Carolina at Pembroke include a Los Angeles real estate mogul and a co-founder of Cracker Barrel.

James “Jim” Thomas and Jack Lowery were appointed by the state General Assembly. Thomas and Lowery are both Pembroke natives and loyal supporters of the university. Lowery is a 1958 graduate,

May 19, 2017 |

Power of the mind

UNC Pembroke’s Bahr honored with Gardner award for work in neurological research

Ben Bahr comes from a family with lofty goals. After all, his father was part of the space program that helped mankind reach the moon. So it should come as little surprise that Bahr wants to achieve something equally ambitious: find a way to eliminate neurodegenerative disorders, such as Alzheimer’s disease.

May 15, 2017 |

UNCP alumnus, Mel Gardner made an important observation during his first weeks in the U.S. Marine Corps, fresh out of high school. “I noticed the officers seemed to live a whole lot better than I did. They lived better and dressed better.” When he asked a lieutenant the requirements for becoming an officer, the answer would change the course of Gardner’s life. “He said, ‘the only difference between you and me is a college degree.’ Right then, I decided I was going to get one.”

May 15, 2017 |

Graduate holds diploma during nSpring Commencement 2017PEMBROKE, N.C. – Brandon Lee Locklear plans to write a book about his life experiences.

The first chapter is sure to include his time as a student at The University of North Carolina at Pembroke. Locklear was among the 692 graduates who took part in two commencement ceremonies on Friday and Saturday


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