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University Address August 14, 2012. Chancellor Kyle R. Carter. New EPA Employees. New EPA Employees. UNCP Biology professor, Dr. Ben Bahr received the 2012 Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR) Biology Division ’ s Mentor Award.

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University Address

August 14, 2012

Chancellor Kyle R. Carter


UNCP Biology professor, Dr. Ben Bahr received the 2012 Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR) Biology Division’s Mentor Award

all uncp athletic trainers pass the national exam for second year in a row
All UNCP athletic trainers pass the national exam for second year in a row

“Our students are our best recruiters.” -Susan Edkins, athletic training program director

uncp secured grants to prepare students for graduate study professional fields
UNCP secured grants to prepare students for graduate study, professional fields
  • First American Teacher Education (FATE) Program; Dr. Zoe Locklear – $298,000
  • Research Initiative for Scientific Enhancement (RISE); Dr. Robert Poage – $260,000
  • NC Biotechnology Center (NCBC); Dr. Rachel Smith – $62,000
  • NC Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation; Dr. Velinda Woriax – $70,000
uncp s pardon ndhlovu secured first place at penn relays
UNCP’s Pardon Ndhlovu secured first place at Penn Relays

I Came To UNCP Because: “I wanted an opportunity to grow athletically and fully reach my potential as well as expand my education.” – Pardon Ndhlovu

uncp student courtney stoker has essay published in real writing textbook
UNCP student, Courtney Stoker, has essay published in ‘Real Writing’ textbook
  • “It’s great to see an accounting major who is good in another area.” – Dr. Teagan Decker
dr robert romine uncp professor emeritus named to nc bandmaster s hall of fame
Dr. Robert Romine, UNCP professor emeritus, named to NC Bandmaster’s Hall of Fame

“It’s a real honor for me to be on such a distinguished list.” – Dr. Robert Romine

aubrey swett named the 2012 n c civic engagement professional of year by the n c campus compact
Aubrey Swett named the 2012 N.C. Civic Engagement Professional of Year by the N.C. Campus Compact

“Chancellor Carter’s vision of a university that is a community resource has made our job easier.” Aubrey Swett

uncp honored by resolutions during 125th anniversary
UNCP honored by resolutions during 125th anniversary


Adopted 5/23/12



uncp art department received national association of schools of art and design accreditation
UNCP art department received National Association of Schools of Art and Design accreditation

“We are very proud of the results, which reflect the excellence of our programs, faculty and students.” - Dr. Richard Gay, chair, Art Department

dr brooke kelly co authored paper on job loss and gender for sociation today
Dr. Brooke Kelly co-authored paper on job loss and gender for Sociation Today

“Gender and Job Loss in Rural North Carolina: The Costs of Carework”

life is a puzzle says uncp s last lecturer dr larry mabe
‘Life is a Puzzle’ says UNCP’s Last Lecturer Dr. Larry Mabe

“…as long are you are here, there will be pieces of the puzzle for you to continue putting together” – Dr. Larry Mabe

First-year UNC Pembroke music student Ed Gunther won the southern division senior brass competition, competed nationally

“Ed is a tremendously strong trumpet player, and he excels academically. Luckily he felt at home here, and UNCP is fortunate to have him.” – Dr. Timothy Altman

uncp obtained grants to strengthen service mission through outreach
UNCP obtained grants to strengthen service mission through outreach
  • Healthy Start CORPS (HRSA); Dr. Veronica Kay Freeman – $400,000
  • UNC Center for Diabetes Translation Research to Reduce Health Disparities; Dr. Frankie Denise Powell– $119,000
  • Partnership for the Retention of Education Professionals (PREP); Dr. Heather Higgins – $60,000
passing rate for uncp nursing graduates is 100 percent for second straight year
Passing rate for UNCP nursing graduates is 100 percent for second straight year

“This achievement speaks volumes for the quality of the UNCP nursing program.” – Dr. Barbara Synowiecz, chair

uncp named military friendly school by g i jobs magazine for fifth straight year
UNCP named Military-Friendly School by G.I. Jobs magazine for fifth straight year

“When I was looking at colleges, I saw the Military-Friendly logo, clicked on the veteran’s website and found Aubrey.” - Navy veteran Martin Nielson

UNCP business professor, Dr. John Parnell, presented with the Spirit of Inquiry Award by the Pope Center

“Dr. Parnell is one of the most challenging teachers that I have ever had in my life.” - Damos Anderson


Student Publications Awarded by NC College Media Association

Third Place-Sports Writing

Nick Phillips

“Britt doesn’t let his height hold him back”

The Pine Needle

Best of Show-Yearbook


Honorable Mention:

Best of Show-Online News

Pine Needle

Second Place-Photography

Sarah Linn Frohlich


The Aurochs

First Place-Nonfiction

Rachel Young

“Blind Dates”


Third Place-Poetry

Francis Jayrick Bayog

“My Bernadette”

The Aurochs

Third Place-Photography

Chris P. Fisher

“Arab Dhow on a Stormy Sea”

The Aurochs

dr david nikkel received 2012 unc board of governors award for teaching excellence
Dr. David Nikkel received 2012 UNC Board of Governors Award for Teaching Excellence

“The university is fortunate to have a person like David Nikkel.” – Dr. Bruce Ezell

UNCP’s Master of Social Work program earned full accreditation from the Natl. Council on Social Work Education

“The bottom line is we need to ensure this region has enough social workers with advanced training” – Dr. Sherry Edwards

uncp placed on president s higher education community service honor roll for fourth year
UNCP placed on President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll for fourth year

“Our students, faculty and staff are truly making a difference through engagement and service.” – Aubrey Swett

unc pembroke s dr ben bahr s alzheimer s drug is patented shows promise
UNC-Pembroke's Dr. Ben Bahr's Alzheimer's drug is patented, shows promise

"I think it's amazing how a small school like UNCP has allowed students this type of opportunity." - Heather Romine, laboratory manager

Joe Oxendine, chancellor emeritus, awarded the Adrian L. Shuford, Jr. Award for Distinguished Service by Catawba College
layla locklear named 2011 community impact student award winner
Layla Locklear named 2011 Community Impact Student Award winner

“Layla is one of those students who takes pride in her education and her commitment to helping others” – Kay Freeman, director of Healthy Start Program

service learning is growing at unc pembroke
Service-learning is growing at UNC Pembroke

“As a program that fosters student engagement and career focus, service-learning and student success are synonymous.” – Christie Poteet, director

shahmel brackett marcus heath named to nc collegiate sports info assoc all state team
Shahmel Brackett, Marcus Heath Named To NC Collegiate Sports Info. Assoc. All-State Team

The third-straight year UNCP has sent multiple players to the all-state squad

uncp professor dr reginald oxendine sr donated literacy program to local school
UNCP professor, Dr. Reginald Oxendine Sr., donated literacy program to local school

“I know these programs can help. If you can use a mouse, I can teach you to read.” – Dr. Reginald Oxendine Sr.

cameron adams named uncp s robeson county farm bureau scholar for 2011 12
Cameron Adams named UNCP’s Robeson County Farm Bureau Scholar for 2011-12

“I’ve found good teachers at UNCP……Every professor I’ve had has been great.” – Cameron Adams

Student Inquiry and Innovation featured at 6th Annual Pembroke Undergraduate Research and Creativity Symposium

“Research contributes to the enhancement and dissemination of knowledge.” – Dr. Liz Normandy

Dr. Rose Stremlau’s “Sustaining the Cherokee Family: Kinship and Allotment of an Indigenous Nation” published by UNC Press

“I told a story of people surviving in difficult times.” – Dr. Rose Stremlau

uncp wins second first americans teacher education grant
UNCP wins second First Americans’ Teacher Education grant

Sherry Hunt, FATE program director

Dr. Zoe Locklear, interim dean, School of Education

first ever miss uncp scholarship fundraiser garnered 13 000
First Ever Miss UNCP Scholarship Fundraiser Garnered $13,000

Former Miss Pembroke State Colleges, Miss Pembroke State Universities and Miss UNCPs returned for the 60th anniversary event.

Braves Captured Second Place At 2011 PBC Cross Country Championships; Gary Aycock Named PBC CC Coach Of The Year
second annual braves club car cash bash raised more than 34 000 to benefit uncp student athletes
Second Annual Braves Club Car Cash Bash raised more than $34,000 to benefit UNCP student-athletes
uncp ftcc sign education accord with special forces
UNCP-FTCC sign education accord with Special Forces

“Any way we can help our men and women get education is a good investment.” – Brig. General Ferdinand Irizarry II

uncp alumni honored during annual awards banquet
UNCP Alumni Honored During Annual Awards Banquet

Jamie Goins

Randall Jones (Son of Awardee English Jones)

Curt Locklear, Jr.

James "Buddy" Bell

Not Pictured: Matt Lynch

uncp s early assurance program guarantees spot in ecu brody school of medicine
UNCP’s Early Assurance Program guarantees spot in ECU Brody School of Medicine

“So many UNCP people go off and succeed…That’s one reason I chose to come here.” – Matthew Godwin, EAP participant

uncp trio named to beyond sports network all american squads
UNCP Trio Named To Beyond Sports Network All-American Squads

Travis Daniels, Luke Charles, Fred Williams,

Running Back Quarterback Linebacker

brian mccormick named mba student of the year at 2011 business visions awards banquet
Brian McCormick Named MBA Student of the Year at 2011 Business Visions Awards Banquet

“He excelled in everything.” – Dr. Howard Ling, director, MBA program

anonymous contribution of 100 000 given to the dr helen maynor scheirbeck endowed scholarship
Anonymous Contribution of $100,000 given to the Dr. Helen Maynor Scheirbeck Endowed Scholarship

“This is a major gift to an endowed scholarship that will perpetuate her legacy far into the future.” – Wendy Lowery