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UNC Pembroke hosts state residential housing conference

November 29, 2017

The University of North Carolina at Pembroke recently hosted the North Carolina Association of Residence Hall’s 2017 Fall Summit.

Thirty six delegates from 11 universities and colleges across the state attended the day-long conference. The association provides a communication network between member schools and hosts an annual conference to provide a forum for students to discuss residential living issues.

The summit was coordinated by members of UNC Pembroke’s Housing and Residence Life department and UNCP’s Residence Hall student organization.

“This year, we were challenged with incorporating roundtable discussions and leadership sessions to educate and empower leaders,” said David Brown III, student advisor for the Residence Hall Association at UNC Pembroke.

This was the first time UNCP has hosted the NCARH annual conference.

“Hosting a state-level business conference is not an easy task, but it is always rewarding in the end,” Brown said. 

“Assisting Tiara Hargrove and Rickelle Hargrove, the conference co-chairs, host the first ever Housing conference at UNC Pembroke was an honor to say the least.”

Brown also recognized the 36 student volunteers.

“The spirit and pride of student leaders always reminds me why I do what I do,” he said. “Being in a room full of people with common interests – enhancing the on-campus living experience for students through residence life – inspires me to keep pushing and making this collegiate experience one that residents will remember forever.”

The conference was sponsored by the Wing Company of Pembroke, the Office of Student Involvement and Leadership, the Office for Diversity and Inclusion, and UNCP Bookstore.