UNCP celebrates 50th anniversary of Student Support Services

TRIO turns 50

The University of North Carolina at Pembroke recently held an event celebrating 50th anniversary of Student Support Services, referred to as TRIO programs.

Student Support Services was established in the 1968 reauthorization of the Higher Education Act. TRIO programs help students overcome class, social and cultural barriers to higher education.

Program staff coordinated an event with the youth center at the Pembroke Housing Authority to enlighten and educate our young people and future leaders about the heritage of their ancestors.

UNCP to host statewide robotics competition March 17-18

FIRST Robotics

High-school students from across North Carolina will have the opportunity to showcase their hard work after an intense six weeks of designing and building an original robot in the FIRSTRobotics Competition.

The competition will be held Saturday and Sunday inside the Jones Athletic Center on the campus of UNC Pembroke. Thirty-seven teams of students and engineering and technical mentors will demonstrate their skill for science, mathematics, and technology.

Senior show exhibit on display at A.D. Gallery

Senior art exhibit

“The Rise: Senior Show Exhibit,” featuring artwork by six UNP seniors is currently on display at the A.D. Gallery at The University of North Carolina at Pembroke.

The senior thesis show will be display through March 22. A reception will be held from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 17.

The exhibit is free and open to the public. The A.D. Gallery is located inside Locklear Hall.

The exhibit’s theme revolves around the modern day stigmatizations and struggles amongst young individuals such as mental and physical disabilities and the search for one’s identity.

UNC Pembroke dedicates new electric car-charging station

Car charging station

Continuing its support of campus wide sustainability programs, The University of North Carolina at Pembroke added a new solar-powered electric car-charging station on campus.

UNC Pembroke is now home to six electric car-charging stations. The latest installment was made possible through a $10,000 grant from Duke Energy.

Representatives with Duke Energy joined leaders from the university and Town of Pembroke for a dedication ceremony on August 22.

UNCP hosts Leadership North Carolina cohort

Leadership North Carolina

Networking and strengthening the state’s economy was the primary focus of a Leadership North Carolina training session held March 7-8 on the campus of UNC Pembroke.

Fifty-five top leaders from government, business, nonprofit and education sectors participated in a two-day session to broaden their understanding of economic development and the future of North Carolina’s economy.

#BraveNation Powwow and Gathering to be held March 24 at UNC Pembroke

BraveNation Powwow 2018

The second annual #BraveNation Powwow and Gathering (BNPG) will be held Saturday, March 24 in the gym of the English E. Jones Athletic Center at The University of North Carolina at Pembroke.

Grand entry is at 12 p.m. Doors open to the public at 10 a.m.

Everyone is invited to join the #BraveNation as we celebrate the rich history and culture of America’s Indigenous peoples. The powwow and gathering features competition dancing, vendors, an alumni reception, and recruitment activities for American Indian high school students. This is an alcohol and drug-free event.

UNCP Army ROTC wins prestigious MacArthur Award


For the second consecutive year, UNC Pembroke’s Army Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) program has been recognized as one of the top ROTC programs in the nation.

UNCP’s program has been awarded the prestigious MacArthur Award. It was one of eight schools selected from among the 275 senior Army ROTC units nationwide, according to the U.S. Army Cadet Command.

“It is a tremendous honor as a battalion to receive this award for the second year in a row,” said Capt. Christopher Wieczorek, assistant professor of Military Science at UNCP.

Dr. Robert L. Canida II earns Erskine Bowles Staff Service Award

Robert Canida

Growing up in a family of servant leaders in Cincinnati, Ohio, Robert Canida soaked it all in.

The way his great grandmother Jennie – who he affectionately called ‘Big Mama’ – faithfully served as a minister’s wife. How his mother Patricia made ends meet while raising five children on her own. To the compassion his aunt provided her patients as a nurse.

Instinctively, Canida accepted the servant role as well, applying those life lessons as director of the Office for Diversity and Inclusion at The University of North Carolina at Pembroke.

Graduate students complete service learning project

Assessment Service Learning

Graduate counseling students enrolled in the Assessment Practices in Counseling course completed a service learning project on February 28. 

After learning how to administer, score, and interpret results of mental health assessments in class, the counselors-in-training provided screenings in the University Center for UNCP students during Mental Health Awareness Week. 

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