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LeAnn R. Strickland


Alumni Class Year


Alumni Degree


Alumni Major

American Indian Studies with minor in History

Alumni Current Occupation

Orientation Office in Advising Center

Alumni Hometown

Lumberton, NC

2014 "Making a Difference" Service Award 

LeAnn was awarded the 2014 “Making a Difference” Service Award for volunteer work and service as an undergrad student at UNC Pembroke. She has many accomplishments as an organization leader, student volunteer and service advocate on-campus and with the local community. She was instrumental in the organization of the Native American Student Movement on the UNCP campus. She volunteered during the Freshman Day of Service, Make-A-Difference Day, MLK Day of Service, Pembroke Housing Authority Thanksgiving dinner and the UNCP Hunger Banquet. She was a service advocate with her sorority, Alpha Pi Omega, and their work with Heart Bridge of the Carolinas summer camp.

LeAnn grew up around a family who believed in service and served their community. She was inspired as a child by her mother’s involvement in service. Her mother taught her to give back and help others get through their difficult times. While at UNCP, she encouraged and strived to be an example to other native students to become involved in service and give back. LeAnn is a rising leader and engaged citizen who is making a difference.  Her career goal is Higher Education.

 Why UNCP?

LeAnn came from a larger university prior to UNCP. Coming to UNCP was like coming home. She felt welcomed from the beginning. She loved the community that is UNCP and felt the embrace of support that faculty and staff offer to students. She was able to find her place and purpose through her many work and service experiences at UNCP.  Her student advising experience helped her decide to continue in a graduate program and pursue a career in higher education.

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Faculty Fellows

The success of service-learning at UNCP depends on acknowledging and supporting faculty who lead innovative service-learning and civic engagement courses and developing advocates of service-learning in departments across campus. Faculty Fellows in Service-Learning inspire students in engaged learning, connect our campus to our community, and help other faculty integrate service-learning into their classes.

Faculty Fellows in Service-Learning

  • teach at least one service-learning designated course each semester of their fellowship,
  • participate in and provide professional development programs and individual mentoring in service-learning and civic engagement to colleagues in their department and school or college throughout the year of their fellowship and at a summer institute, and
  • collaborate closely with the Director of Service-Learning in areas of program assessment, proposal of new service-learning courses and programs, and oversight of service-learning curricula.





Service-Learning is service to the community that takes place within the curriculum. It is a teaching and learning strategy that integrates meaningful community service with instruction and reflection to enrich the learning experience, teach civic responsibility, and strengthen communities. At UNCP, faculty and students take part in service-learning to enhance learning and achievement in a wide variety of majors and minors, supported through a partnership between UNCP's Office of Academic Affairs and Division of Student Affairs.

Faculty and students benefit from service-learning in many ways. It helps you become someone who has the perspective and tools to solve problems, features that will set you apart in your professional life. What's more, it gives you the opportunity to develop your personal goals and values at the same time you accomplish your academic goals. Finally, service-learning empowers you to take part in the life of our community, as an informed voter, a team player, and an effective leader.

Thank you for your interest in service-learning. Explore the handbooks posted here to learn more about service-learning at UNCP, and dive into the many resources available through The Office for Community and Civic Engagement to experience UNCP's commitment to Robeson and surrounding areas. And don't hesitate to give us a call or send us an e-mail to let us know how we can help you bring service-learning into your classroom.


Christie PoteetChristie Poteet, M.A., Director of Service-Learning
Jacobs Hall, Suite K
(910) 775-4296






Related Links

Online Resources
National Service-Learning Clearinghouse
Campus Compact
N.C. Campus Compact
Service-Learning Agreement Form
Service-Learning Consent Form

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