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July 31, 2017 |

Benjamin Powell, director of the Free Market Institute at Texas Tech University, will speak as part of the UNC Pembroke’s School of Business Distinguished Speaker Series on August 30.

The lecture, “How Sweatshops Improve Lives and Economic Growth,” will begin at 3:40 p.m. at the University Center Annex. A reception will follow.

Dr. Powell is the senior fellow at the Independent Institute and former President of the Association of Private Enterprise Education. He received his Ph.D.

July 31, 2017 |

For the past 19 years, Keats Ellis has been a fixture at the UNC Pembroke bookstore.

Known for his outgoing personality, Ellis is popular with students, faculty and staff. And he makes it a point to remember everyone’s name.

“He never hesitates when asked to accept responsibilities and is always willing to stay late or coming in early if needed,” said Robert Canida, a longtime co-worker.

“Keats is committed to the university values, mission and vision.”

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 19, 2017 |

The University of North Carolina at Pembroke has extended its application deadline for new students enrolling for the fall 2017 semester.

As a result of Hurricane Matthew, many potential students have experienced delays in their college search and application process. The extended deadline offers students extra time needed to complete the process. 

The deadline is July 31. New Student Orientation sessions will be held July 20-21, July 31-August 1, and August 5. All new students are

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,

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