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Orientation Schedule

Spring Family Orientation Schedule

Orientation is January 10, 2015 (tentative)

TIME
EVENT
LOCATION
     

8:00 am -
8:30 am

Check-in Givens Performing Arts Center
     

8:30 am -
8:45 am

Welcome with Greetings

TBA
     
8:45 am -
10:00 am

General Information

Career Center; Center for Leadership and Service; Disability Support Services; Division of Information Technology (DoIT); Financial Aid; Student Accounts; Student Involvement and Leadership

TBA
     
10:00 am -
1:00 pm

Initiate Move in for Residential Students

TBA
     
11:30 am -
1:00 pm

Lunch/Assist Residential Students with Move In

Lunch for family member is $6.75. Meal may be purchased in the dining hall with cash only.

Chavis University Center
     

10:00 am -
3:00 pm

Pay for Classes  

 

Administrative Offices Open from 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Ashlee Doughty

Student

Student Degree

Bachelor of Science

Student Major

Business Entrepreneurship

Student Hometown

Albany, New York

Biography
I am a senior pursuing a degree in Business Entrepreneurship as well as an Academic All-American Cross Country and Track athlete, a Student Ambassador, a member of the School of Business Student Advisory board, and a member of the Esther G. Maynor Honors College. I am most passionate about photography and aspire to establish my own fashion and portrait photography business someday. My interests include leadership, advocacy, and community involvement, people and the humanities, environmentalism, nutrition, health, and fitness, music, and travel.  

Why did you choose to attend UNCP?
I was looking for a college that would give me the opportunity to continue running competitively, to be a successful student, to have an enriching college experience and see personal growth, and most importantly, was affordable. I chose to go to UNCP because UNCP has everything I was looking for and more. Directly speaking, UNCP offered me the most “bang for my buck.” I was equally as impressed with UNCP’s willingness to put together a package for me that would meet my needs and support me as a student. Of all the schools I was considering, I was and still am confident that UNCP would be the best fit for me. 

What do you like best about UNCP?
Describing UNCP without the word “personal” does not give UNCP justice. The college experience here is very personal where professors, coaches, administrators, faculty, and everyone involved with UNCP are concerned with seeing our student body succeed. I have found that our statement “you are not just a number here, you are a name” holds true. Many of the professors and staff members at UNCP have become personal mentors of mine and I have networked with and been supported by at least one person in each of my areas of interest. Hand-in-hand with UNCP’s personal feel is our small class sizes. With a 15:1 professor to student ratio, professors are more hands-on with and give more attention to their students. In this setting I feel more comfortable engaging in class and asking questions. I also value the diversity of our student body, with students from all over the world, and our Native American roots (Lumbee, specifically). That being said, it’s no surprise that UNCP has so much opportunity for advancement and growth—so much more so than you might find at a bigger university. With all that UNCP has to offer, I consider it a diamond in the rough. 

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Brandi Guffey

Student

Student Degree

Bachelor of Science

Student Major

Biology- Zoology Concentration

Student Hometown

Canton, North Carolina

Biography

I am a sophomore studying Biology with a concentration in Zoology.  I plan on pursuing a degree in graduate school, in hopes of becoming a Veterinarian to work with exotic animals.  I am privileged to be a member of the Esther G. Maynor Honors College, as well as a Class Representative for the Student Honors Council.  I am a member of Lambda Sigma National Sophomore Honor Society.  Also, I am a member of the Editorial Board for “The River”: a Literacy Commons Publication.  I love being involved on campus and participating in all the great organizations the school has to offer.  I am in the first group of science majors to be a part of the National Science Foundation (NSF) S-STEM COMPASS Scholarship program, which provides great opportunities for students.  

Why did you choose to attend UNCP?

When I was looking at colleges, I always had this idea that I would go to a big University.  Where I’m from in Western North Carolina, very few people have actually heard of UNCP.  When I found out that UNCP had a program with a Zoology concentration, I decided to look into it.  Needless to say upon visiting campus, I was not disappointed.  Something about the campus and the people just felt like home to me.  After being accepted into the Esther G. Maynor Honors College, I made the decision to attend.  I have not been disappointed and I find more things that I love about Pembroke every day.  Sometimes it’s difficult being over four hours away from home, but Pembroke has become my second home and I could not be happier with my decision. 

What do you like best about UNCP?

There are so many things that I love about UNCP!  The size of the campus and the small class sizes are definitely a benefit of UNCP.  Unlike some classes at large universities, I’m actually engaged in my classes and my professors know me by name.  My professors are always extremely helpful and willing to do everything they can to ensure that their students succeed.  At UNCP, you are not just a number; you are a student who is well respected within the academe.  Without this, I know I would not have been so successful in my academics thus far.  The Living-Learning Communities are also a huge benefit.  With this, students live with other students who have similar majors or interests in order to help them better succeed as a group.  This is great way to develop friendships and work together to succeed!  I love every organization that I have become a part of!  There are so many ways for students to succeed here and truly become “Brave”!  UNC Pembroke truly is the total college package!

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Morgan Lawson

Student

Student Degree

Bachelor of Science

Student Major

Accounting

Student Hometown

Reidsville, NC

Biography

I am a junior pursuing a degree in Accounting. I am also planning on taking entrepreneurship classes to receive my entrepreneurship certification. I am a Supplemental Instructor (SI) Leader on campus, which I will continue until I graduate in 2016.  Along with being an SI, I also work at Outback Steakhouse in Lumberton. I am a member of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) and was invited to join the Esther G. Maynor Honors College. Also, I have been on the Chancellor’s list for two consecutive semesters. In my free time I love doing photography and group projects to become more involved.

Why did you choose to attend UNCP?

I chose to attend UNCP for many reasons. UNCP gave me a way to receive a great education, the chance to interact with amazing professors, become more involved within the community, and also just to help me learn and grow as an individual. UNCP was not originally my first choice, but when it came down to it I would receive a great education here for half the price of the other schools I was considering. The low cost at UNCP is definitely an attractive feature when looking into the college. In the end, UNCP was definitely the right choice for me!

What do you like best about UNCP?

My favorite aspect of UNCP is the cozy feel of campus. I toured a larger school and knew instantly it was not for me because it was so big. The small class sizes give you a chance to really interact with your professors. All of my professors know my name and they expect a lot out of me. I love this aspect because it provides a great challenge for me academically.  I have had a great connection with almost all of my professors and I know I can rely on them for advice when it comes to classes as well as life advice and general guidance. I can use my professors to network and help me obtain a job in the field of my dreams. Also, I love that all of the staff is dedicated to helping see students achieve their goals.  UNCP is a growing school and each year it has more to offer. There’s a lot of potential within the UNCP community that will soon be uncovered.

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Ashley Russell Berdeau

Alumni

Alumni Class Year

2008

Alumni Degree

Bachelor of Arts

Alumni Major

Arts Education (K-12)

Alumni Current Occupation

High School Art and Journalism Teacher

Alumni Hometown

Saint Pauls, North Carolina

Living in a military family I was born in Fort Bragg, NC and moved a lot in my younger years.  I consider Saint Pauls, NC my hometown since I spent most of my high school years there.  I graduated from Saint Pauls High School in 2003 and set my focus on going to college at UNCP.  UNCP has an excellent school of education, is affordable, and close to home.  During my time at UNCP I got involved with the subject I loved the most, Art.  Besides diving into my art classes and being in the art club, I also was part of the sorority Sigma Sigma Sigma and down a part time job. I participated in countless art gallery showings and even sold some of my artwork because of the exposure UNCP gave me. UNCP gave me an edge before I started my career with an internship teaching art at the local elementary and high school.  This valuable experience led to a job with the Public Schools of Robeson County at Fairmont High School after graduation.  I am currently the Art Department Chair, Art Club Advisor, National Art Honor Society Advisor, Yearbook and Newspaper Advisor, and also serve on numerous other committees.  Since starting started at Fairmont High my students have won numerous awards at the local, state, and national level.  Their work has been displayed in places such as Raleigh, NC, Little Rock, AR, Dallas, TX, Washington D.C. and New York, NY.  Not only has their work been displayed all over the US, it has also afforded me the opportunity to take the students on field trips from Texas to New York.  The awards and trips are nice but the thing that I am most proud of is that my previous students are now in college and producing artwork of their own, with some even studying at UNCP now.     

 

What was the most important thing you learned while attending UNCP

 

The most important thing that I learned during my college career was time management, perseverance, and the value of having a small class setting.  I also learned that if you want something you have to work very hard at it.  Not only was I working hard at school but I also had a part time job and other extracurricular activities.  All of this showed me that I had to develop a good sense of time management and learn to prioritize.  Artwork is not something you can procrastinate, so I had to make sure I was keeping up with all of my responsibilities.  Being in small classes helped me get the personal attention I needed from my instructors and really helped me develop as a student and artist.  In my studio classes, the class sizes were much smaller than a normal college class, and the professors could give me extra attention which helped me with my art portfolio and also created a bond among my classmates, who are now some of my professional colleagues.      

 

What advice would you give to current or prospective students?

 

The best advice I can give is to be open minded and be willing to explore all of your interests.  When I first started at UNCP, I had it in my head that I was going to study elementary education.  When I started seeing the difference between elementary and high school I started to realize I was made for the high school setting, I wanted to help students realize more advanced art goals and to really create a future in art. While observing high school classes I realized what I wanted to do in my career.  I switched from elementary education to art education where I could teach at the high school level and didn’t look back.   If I didn’t have an open mind, I might not have found the right fit and I might not have been as successful in the classroom as I am today.

 

Additional Comments

Ashley was recently selected as Fairmont High School’s Teacher of the Year for the 2013-14 school year. In 2013 Won Wildlife forever educator of the year. http://www.wildlifeforever.org/news-events/2013-educator-of-the-year

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Saturday, August 16, 2014

2014 summer family orientation TENTATIVE schedule

Sessions begin promptly at 7:45am on the orientation dates and end at approximately 5:00pm. Please review the proposed schedule below. Please be advised that the schedule of events may be subject to change.

Updated schedules will be offered on the day of the orientation session.

TIME
EVENT
LOCATION
     

7:45 am

Promptly

Check-in with student.

Chavis University (UC) Center Annex
     
 

Morning Sessions

TBA
     
12:00 noon -
1:00 pm
Lunch (Lunch is free for student. Lunch for Adult Family Member is $6.75.)

Chavis University Center

     
 

Afternoon Sessions

TBA
     

Administrative Offices

Thursday, July 31, 2014

2014 summer family orientation TENTATIVE schedule

Sessions begin promptly at 7:45am on the orientation dates and end at approximately 5:00pm. Please review the proposed schedule below. Please be advised that the schedule of events may be subject to change.

Updated schedules will be offered on the day of the orientation session.

TIME
EVENT
LOCATION
     

7:45 am

Promptly

Check-in with student.

Chavis University (UC) Center Annex
     
 

Morning Sessions

TBA
     
12:00 noon -
1:00 pm
Lunch (Lunch is free for student. Lunch for Adult Family Member is $6.75.)

Chavis University Center

     
 

Afternoon Sessions

TBA
     

Administrative Offices

Friday, June 6, 2014

2014 Summer Family Orientation TENTATIVE Schedule

Sessions begin promptly at 7:45am on the orientation dates and end at approximately 5:00pm. Please review the proposed schedule below. Please be advised that the schedule of events may be subject to change.

Updated schedules will be offered on the day of the orientation session.

TIME
EVENT
LOCATION
     

7:45 am

Promptly

Check-in with student.

Chavis University (UC) Center Annex
     
 

Morning Sessions

TBA
     
12:00 noon -
1:00 pm
Lunch (Lunch is free for student. Lunch for Adult Family Member is $6.75.)

Chavis University Center

     
 

Afternoon Sessions

TBA
     

Administrative Offices

Saturday, May 17, 2014

2014 summer family orientation TENTATIVE schedule

Sessions begin promptly at 7:45am on the orientation dates and end at approximately 5:00pm. Please review the proposed schedule below. Please be advised that the schedule of events may be subject to change.

Updated schedules will be offered on the day of the orientation session.

TIME
EVENT
LOCATION
     

7:45 am

Promptly

Check-in with student.

Chavis University (UC) Center Annex
     
 

Morning Sessions

TBA
     
12:00 noon -
1:00 pm
Lunch (Lunch is free for student. Lunch for Adult Family Member is $6.75.)

Chavis University Center

     
 

Afternoon Sessions

TBA
     

 

Administrative Offices

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