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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

Transfer

2014 Summer Family Orientation

Welcome! Through participation in Family Orientation, you will have the opportunity to help your family member get the best start possible as a student at UNCP. We are highly committed to student success, but there is a very important supporting role you play in this success. Please accept this as a personal invitation to attend Family Orientation. Family orientation sessions will be scheduled concurrently with the New Student Orientation sessions for students. Students registering for classes on August 16, 2014 must pay all costs by 5:00 pm on August 16, 2014.

Great care has gone into planning a program that will allow you a chance to get your questions answered. Join us for one of the Family Orientation sessions this summer. If you have any questions, you may contact us at orientation@uncp.edu or at 910.521.6662. UNCP is a wonderful place to learn and grow.

Step 1
Family members are automatically registered to attend a family orientation session when their student registers for the session online. Your student can find additional information by visiting the New Student Orientation web site at http://www.uncp.edu/orientation/.

 

Session
Date
Location
Session 1 Saturday, May 17, 2014 (UC) Annex
Session 2 Friday, June 6, 2014 (UC) Annex
Session 3 Thursday, July 31, 2014 (UC) Annex
Session 4 Saturday, August 16, 2014 Givens Performing Arts

Step 2

  • Register for New Student Orientation
  • NORTH CAROLINA LAW requires all students enrolling in five or more semester hours to submit a copy of their immunization records to their respective institutions. Please submit a copy of your immunization records and complete the Office of Student Health Services medical form.
  • Be Advised: Registered students taking six (6) or more credit hours are required to purchase the Student Health Insurance Plan, with the following exceptions:  distance education students (students taking off campus and Internet only courses) and students who submit evidence of equivalent coverage satisfactory to the policyholder may waive coverage.  Visit www.studentinsurance.com to waive out of the University sponsored plan.  Waiver deadlines vary each semester. If you do not complete the waiver procedure, you will be enrolled in the student insurance and be expected to pay the premium associated with the insurance policy.
  • If applicable, please visit the Financial Aid web site for UNC Pembroke in order to apply for financial aid: http://www.uncp.edu/fa/. Please note that UNCP has implemented a deadline for financial aid processing.  All required financial aid documents must be submitted before the July 15th deadline.  Additional information regarding the deadline will soon be posted to the UNCP Office of Financial Aid web site.
  • First-year freshman and transfer students at UNCP are required to reside on campus for their initial academic year. For purposes of this requirement, a residential student is defined as: any incoming student who will not be 21 years of age prior to August 1st of the initial enrollment year and who is registered for a course load of 9 credit hours or more. Depending on certain criteria, this requirement may be waived. For infomration concerning the waiver requirements and to obtain a copy of the waiver form, go to www.uncp/housing/forms. If applicable, please visit the UNCP Housing and Residence Life web site (www.uncp.edu/housing/) to apply for housing.
  • If you are a student with a disability and are requesting accommodations for the Orientation Day sessions, please contact Accessibility Resource Center (ARC) at 910.521.6695. Notification of required accommodation must be submitted one week prior to the session date. However, last minute requests for accommodations will be honored if possible.

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Saturday-Sunday, August 16-17, 2014

2014 summer family orientation TENTATIVE schedule (session 6)

Sessions begin promptly at 7:45am on the orientation dates and end at approximately 5:00pm. Please review the schedule below.

Session 6: Saturday, August 16, 2014.

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 students. Givens Performing Arts Center
     
10:30 am -
11:45 am
Lunch(Lunch is free for students. Lunch for Adult Family Member is $6.75.) Chavis University Center
     
12:00 noon -
2:00 pm

Afternoon Sessions

 
     
2:00 pm -
5:00 pm

Visit Pertinent Office(s) on Campus

 
     

 

Administrative Offices

Monday-Tuesday, July 21-22, 2014

2014 summer family orientation TENTATIVE schedule

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.

Day 1:

TIME
EVENT
LOCATION
     

7:00 am

Promptly

Check-in with student.

Pine Residence Hall
     
8:00-9:30

Resources Fair

TBA
     
 

Morning Sessions

TBA
     
 

LUNCH Lunch is free for students. Family members can purchase at a cost of $6.75 per person on the day of the session.

TBA
 

 

 
 

Afternoon Sessions

TBA
     
5:00-7:00

Meet the UNC Pembroke Faculty and Staff

Light Refreshments will be served

TBA

     
7:00pm

Parents Reconvene Day 2: Refer to your calendar of events

TBA
     

 

Day 2:

TIME
EVENT
LOCATION
     

7:00-8:00

Breakfast (Breakfast is free for student. Breakfast for Adult Family Member is $6.75.)

Chavis University Center
     
 

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
     
  Residence Hall Tours TBA
     
 

Calling All Athletes - Helping Your Athlete Make the Collegiate Transition. This session is designed for family members whose student has either signed on or is interested in playing a sport at UNCP. Learn about NCAA Division II requirements, and much more.

TBA
     

Below are proposed sessions with their descriptions.

Sessions are subject to change.

Session Titles
Descriptions
Where Money Matters Hear it from the experts concerning Financial Aid, Bursar's Office (Cashier's Office and Student Accounts), and Student Expenses.
For Your Health Learn from offices on campus that can assist your student concerning the Counseling and Testing Cenrer, Disability Support Services and Student Health Services.
For Your Safety Find out about Safety and Parking issues, Code of Conduct, Academic Honor Code, Student Rights and Responsibilities and Judicial Affairs.
Ways to Save Hear it from our campus on how to save some money from the UNCP Bookstore and SODEXO (University Meal Plan).
Getting Involved What are all of the ingredients to making your student get the most of their college experience? These ingredients include cultural experience, leadership opportunities, campus and community service involvement, and entertainment.
Advising Refresher/ Good Academic Standing Learn about the advising process, Library services, Student Support Services, Technology Support, Academic Rights and Responsibilities and family involvement at UNCP. Learn about the Parental Consent Form for BraveWeb.
Support Your New Student Family Members, our students need your support to be successful in college and in life. How can you help?
Housing and Residence Life Take this opportunity to learn about the services, policies and procedures related to on-campus student housing. Learn about the educational experiences students can receive through the living and learning programs in residence halls.
Residential Facilities Open On-site residential tour every 15 minutes. Locations available for tour include: Cypress, North, Pine and Courtyard.
Calling All Athletes This session is designed for family members whose student has either signed on or are interested in playing a sport at UNCP. Learn about NCAA Division II Requirements, and much more.

 

 

Administrative Offices

Tuesday-Wednesday, July 15-16, 2014

2014 summer family orientation TENTATIVE schedule

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.

Day 1:

TIME
EVENT
LOCATION
     

7:00 am

Promptly

Check-in with student.

Pine Residence Hall
     
8:00-9:30

Resources Fair

TBA
     
 

Morning Sessions

TBA
     
 

LUNCH Lunch is free for students. Family members can purchase at a cost of $6.75 per person on the day of the session.

TBA
 

 

 
 

Afternoon Sessions

TBA
     
5:00-7:00

Meet the UNC Pembroke Faculty and Staff

Light Refreshments will be served

TBA

     
7:00pm

Parents Reconvene Day 2: Refer to your calendar of events

TBA
     

 

Day 2:

TIME
EVENT
LOCATION
     

7:00-8:00

Breakfast (Breakfast is free for student. Breakfast for Adult Family Member is $6.75.)

Chavis University Center
     
 

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
     
  Residence Hall Tours TBA
     
 

Calling All Athletes - Helping Your Athlete Make the Collegiate Transition. This session is designed for family members whose student has either signed on or is interested in playing a sport at UNCP. Learn about NCAA Division II requirements, and much more.

TBA
     

Below are proposed sessions with their descriptions.

Sessions are subject to change.

Session Titles
Descriptions
Where Money Matters Hear it from the experts concerning Financial Aid, Bursar's Office (Cashier's Office and Student Accounts), and Student Expenses.
For Your Health Learn from offices on campus that can assist your student concerning the Counseling and Testing Cenrer, Disability Support Services and Student Health Services.
For Your Safety Find out about Safety and Parking issues, Code of Conduct, Academic Honor Code, Student Rights and Responsibilities and Judicial Affairs.
Ways to Save Hear it from our campus on how to save some money from the UNCP Bookstore and SODEXO (University Meal Plan).
Getting Involved What are all of the ingredients to making your student get the most of their college experience? These ingredients include cultural experience, leadership opportunities, campus and community service involvement, and entertainment.
Advising Refresher/ Good Academic Standing Learn about the advising process, Library services, Student Support Services, Technology Support, Academic Rights and Responsibilities and family involvement at UNCP. Learn about the Parental Consent Form for BraveWeb.
Support Your New Student Family Members, our students need your support to be successful in college and in life. How can you help?
Housing and Residence Life Take this opportunity to learn about the services, policies and procedures related to on-campus student housing. Learn about the educational experiences students can receive through the living and learning programs in residence halls.
Residential Facilities Open On-site residential tour every 15 minutes. Locations available for tour include: Cypress, North, Pine and Courtyard.
Calling All Athletes This session is designed for family members whose student has either signed on or are interested in playing a sport at UNCP. Learn about NCAA Division II Requirements, and much more.

 

 

Administrative Offices

Thursday-Friday, June 19-20, 2014

2014 summer family orientation TENTATIVE schedule

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.

Day 1:

TIME
EVENT
LOCATION
     

7:00 am

Promptly

Check-in with student.

Pine Residence Hall
     
8:00-9:30

Resources Fair

TBA
     
 

Morning Sessions

TBA
     
 

LUNCH Lunch is free for students. Family members can purchase at a cost of $6.75 per person on the day of the session.

TBA
 

 

 
 

Afternoon Sessions

TBA
     
5:00-7:00

Meet the UNC Pembroke Faculty and Staff

Light Refreshments will be served

TBA

     
7:00pm

Parents Reconvene Day 2: Refer to your calendar of events

TBA
     

 

Day 2:

TIME
EVENT
LOCATION
     

7:00-8:00

Breakfast (Breakfast is free for student. Breakfast for Adult Family Member is $6.75.)

Chavis University Center
     
 

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
     
  Residence Hall Tours TBA
     
 

Calling All Athletes - Helping Your Athlete Make the Collegiate Transition. This session is designed for family members whose student has either signed on or is interested in playing a sport at UNCP. Learn about NCAA Division II requirements, and much more.

TBA
     

Below are proposed sessions with their descriptions.

Sessions are subject to change.

Session Titles
Descriptions
Where Money Matters Hear it from the experts concerning Financial Aid, Bursar's Office (Cashier's Office and Student Accounts), and Student Expenses.
For Your Health Learn from offices on campus that can assist your student concerning the Counseling and Testing Cenrer, Disability Support Services and Student Health Services.
For Your Safety Find out about Safety and Parking issues, Code of Conduct, Academic Honor Code, Student Rights and Responsibilities and Judicial Affairs.
Ways to Save Hear it from our campus on how to save some money from the UNCP Bookstore and SODEXO (University Meal Plan).
Getting Involved What are all of the ingredients to making your student get the most of their college experience? These ingredients include cultural experience, leadership opportunities, campus and community service involvement, and entertainment.
Advising Refresher/ Good Academic Standing Learn about the advising process, Library services, Student Support Services, Technology Support, Academic Rights and Responsibilities and family involvement at UNCP. Learn about the Parental Consent Form for BraveWeb.
Support Your New Student Family Members, our students need your support to be successful in college and in life. How can you help?
Housing and Residence Life Take this opportunity to learn about the services, policies and procedures related to on-campus student housing. Learn about the educational experiences students can receive through the living and learning programs in residence halls.
Residential Facilities Open On-site residential tour every 15 minutes. Locations available for tour include: Cypress, North, Pine and Courtyard.
Calling All Athletes This session is designed for family members whose student has either signed on or are interested in playing a sport at UNCP. Learn about NCAA Division II Requirements, and much more.

 

 

Administrative Offices

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