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University of North Carolina at Pembroke

University of North Carolina at Pembroke
University of North Carolina at Pembroke UNC Pembroke, UNCP

The University of North Carolina at Pembroke (also known as UNC Pembroke or UNCP) is a public, co-educational, historically American Indian liberal arts university in the town of Pembroke in Robeson County, North Carolina. UNC Pembroke is a master’s level degreegranting university and one of 16 schools that comprise the University of North Carolina system.

History

Established: Type: Chancellor: Faculty: Students: Undergraduates: Postgraduates: Location: Campus: Athletics:

1887 Public Dr. Allen C. Meadors 249 full-time 6,303 (Fall 2008) 5,577 726 Pembroke, North Carolina, United States Rural 153 acres (0.6 km2) NCAA Division II Peach Belt Conference 16 varsity sports Black and Gold Braves Red-Tailed Hawk www.uncp.edu

The Old Main is one of the original, and most recognizable, buildings on campus. Croatan Normal School was created by the General Assembly on March 7, 1887 in response to a local petition, sponsored by NC Representative Hamilton McMillian of Robeson County. [1][2] Fifteen students and one teacher composed the initial complement. With the goal of educating Native American teachers, enrollment was limited to the Native American Indians of Robeson County. In 1909, the school moved to its present location, about a mile east of the original site. The name was changed in 1911 to the Indian Normal School of Robeson County, and again in 1913 to the Cherokee Indian Normal School of Robeson County. In 1926 the school became a two-year post-secondary normal school; until then it had

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provided only primary and secondary instruction. [3] In 1939 it became a four-year institution, a change followed in 1941 by a new name: Pembroke State College for Indians. The next year, the school began to offer bachelor’s degrees in disciplines other than teaching. In 1945 the college was opened to members of all federally recognized tribes. A change of name to Pembroke State College in 1949 presaged the admission of white students, which was approved in 1953 up to forty percent of total enrollment; the Brown v. Board of Education decision of the following year eliminated all race restrictions. [4] In 1969 the college became Pembroke State University, a regional university that was incorporated into the University of North Carolina system in 1972. The first master’s degree program was implemented in 1978. On July 1, 1996, Pembroke State University became the University of North Carolina at Pembroke. In recent years, the university’s profile and attention has increased recently as the result of an aggressive statewide advertising campaign, in which billboards, radio, and television advertisements have touted UNCP as a place "where learning gets personal," due to small class sizes, among other factors.
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Interstate 95. The center of campus is considered to be the Chavis University Center (often referred to as the University Center, or the UC). Students can bowl, play pool and related games, or just hang out in the lounge. [6] The dining hall, as well as Bert’s Cafe, which houses the newly opened Wild Wings cafe and wingery, as well as SubConnection, are located in the UC. [7] The UC lawn, an open grass area in front of the UC, is where students play amateur sports, read on benches, or use the area for free speech. Faculty Row, a thoroughfare for university traffic, essentially divides the campus into east and west sections. The eastern side of campus includes the Livermore Library, Oxendine Science Building, Old Main, and Wellons Hall, among other buildings. The campus on the west side has the Business Administration Building, Education Center, and most of the residence hall communities. Lumbee Hall, the Dial Humanities building, the Sampson building, Auxiliary building, and the Jones Athletic Center make up most of the north end of campus. [8] New to campus is Oak Hall, a residence hall, as well as the UC Annex, opened in September 2007. Many additions and renovations have taken place on campus beginning in 2000, when an education bond was passed. Construction is set to continue on campus past 2007. [9] The Givens Performing Arts Center hosts numerous Broadway shows, orchestras, shows geared towards children, and also hosts the "Distinguished Speaker Series," in cooperation with the Association of Campus Entertainment, which has brought in notable people such as Nancy Grace, Pat Buchanan, Nikki Giovanni, and Mo Rocca, among many others. [10]

Campus

Organization
The title of Principal or Superintendent was used prior to 1940. After 1940, when UNC Pembroke became a collegiate-level institution, the title of President was used. Upon becoming a member institution of the University of North Carolina system, the title was changed to Chancellor. Presidents • Dr. O.H. Browne (1940-1942) • Dr. Ralph D. Wellons (1942-1956) • Dr. Walter J. Gale (1956-1962)

The water feature at UNCP. Belk Hall and North Hall, which are both women’s residence halls, are in the background. The University’s campus is situated just north of Pembroke, located directly behind N.C. Highway 711. U.S. Highway 74 is located just minutes from campus, as is

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• Dr. English E. Jones (1962-1972) Chancellors • Dr. English E. Jones (1972-1979) • Dr. Paul R. Givens (1979-1989) • Dr. Joseph P. Oxendine (1989-1999) • Dr. Allen C. Meadors (1999-present)

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Schools of Business, Education, and Graduate Studies. College of Arts and Sciences • American Indian Studies • Art • Biology • Chemistry and Physics • English and Theatre • Foreign Languages • Geology and Geography • History • Mass Communications • Mathematics and Computer Science • Music • Nursing • Philosophy and Religion • Political Science and Public Administration • Psychology and Counseling • Social Work • Sociology and Criminal Justice School of Business • Accounting and Information Technology • Economics, Finance and Decision Sciences • Management, Marketing and International Business School of Education • Aerospace Studies (Air Force ROTC) • Health, Physical Education and Recreation • Military Science (Army ROTC) • Professional Educational Programs • Professional Leadership • Professional Studies, Middle Grades and M.A.T. School of Graduate Studies • Art Education • Business Administration • Elementary Education • English Education • Mathematics Education • Middle Grades Education • Music Education • Physical Education • Public Administration • Reading Education • School Administration • School Counseling • Science Education • Service Agency Counseling • Social Studies Education

Academics

Mary Livermore Library

The School of Business is housed in the Business Administration Building (commonly referred to as the BA Building).

Lowry Bell Tower from the Water Feature UNC Pembroke offers 45 bachelor’s and 17 master’s degrees, and is organized into the College of Arts and Sciences along with the

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• Social Work • Teaching

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Students and faculty
UNCP offers small class sizes; the student-tofaculty ratio is 14:1, and classes average 30 students. [11] In addition, classes are taught exclusively by professors. There are no classes on campus taught by graduate assistants. This is where the University’s motto "Where learning gets personal" comes from. [12] In 2008, the school had an enrollment of 6,303 students; of these, 5,577 students were undergraduate, and 726 were graduate students. The school also has 249 full-time faculty. [13]

English E. Jones Athletic Center competes as an independent. The school fields 16 varsity sports teams. • Men’s Sports • Baseball • Basketball • Cross Country • Football • Golf • Soccer • Track and Field • Wrestling • Women’s Sports • Basketball • Cross Country • Golf • Soccer • Softball • Tennis • Track and Field • Volleyball

Student Leaders
• Rigoberto "Arjay" Quizon, Student Government Association President[14] • Kimberly Brassard, Student Government Association Vice President[15]

Ratings
In the U.S. News and World Report "America’s Best Colleges and Universities 2008," UNCP finished 1st among North Carolina public universities for the percentage of classes under 20 students. UNCP also finished 1st among North Carolina’s public universities for the percentage of international students enrolled in the university. For ethnic diversity, UNCP finished first in the South and in North Carolina for universities and tied for sixth among national universities. UNCP also finished fourth in terms of affordability. [16] UNCP was also named on The Princeton Review "2008 Best Colleges: Region by Region" in the Southeastern region for the third consecutive year. [17]

Clubs and Organizations
UNCP, as well as the Office of Student Life, offer a variety of extracurricular activities for students. From academic-based and service organizations, to minority organizations and Greek life, UNCP offers organizations geared towards the student’s specific needs. [18] • Fraternities • Pi Kappa Alpha • Kappa Alpha Psi • Phi Beta Sigma • Epsilon Chi Nu (Native American) • Phi Sigma Nu (Native American) • Lambda Theta Phi (Latin) • Phi Kappa Tau • Phi Mu Alpha (music)

Sports, Clubs, and Traditions
Athletics
See also: UNC Pembroke Braves football UNC Pembroke’s athletic teams are known as the Braves. The school is a member of the NCAA’s Division II and competes in the Peach Belt Conference, with the exceptions of football and wrestling, in which it

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• Theta Xi • Sigma Tau Gamma • Sororities • Alpha Kappa Alpha • Delta Sigma Theta • Zeta Phi Beta • Lambda Theta Alpha (Latin) • Sigma Omicron Epsilon (Native American) • Alpha Pi Omega (Native American) • Sigma Sigma Sigma • Zeta Tau Alpha • Theta Kappa • Sigma Gamma Rho • Kappa Delta

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Noted Alumni
• Kelvin Sampson, NBA assistant coach for the Milwaukee Bucks, former Washington State, Oklahoma University and Indiana University head coach.

Images
Faculty Row Library on the right

Traditions
School Colors Since the 1940’s, UNCP’s official colors have been black and gold, though the color gold has been associated with the school since the 1920’s.[19] Braves and the Red-tailed Hawk The UNC Pembroke athletics nickname is Braves while the mascot is the red-tailed hawk. UNCP’s athletic teams have had the nickname, Braves--a term, which echoes our Native American past--since the 1940’s. The red-tailed hawk was added as a companion to the brave in 1991. The red-tailed hawk is indigenous to Robeson County. [20] Fight Song The music to the UNCP fight song was written by Michael Raiber, Professor of Music Education, The University of Oklahoma, in 2004. Alma Mater: "Hail to UNCP" The music and lyrics to "Hail to UNCP" were written by faculty members Reba and Ira Pate Lowry in 1941.[21]

Statue of Hamilton McMillian

Lumbee Hall, the main administration building

Givens Performing Arts Center

References

Noted Faculty
• Eric Dent - M.S., B.S., Computer Science; Ph.D., Management and Organization; Leading expert in complexity theory. [22] • Dr. Shelby Stephenson Author, poet, renowned music artist. Recipient of The North Carolina Award, the highest civilian honor bestowed upon by the state of North Carolina. [23]

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[8] "UNC Pembroke > Campus Map". [17] "Regional Guide to Colleges on the University of North Carolina at Princeton Review". The Princeton Pembroke. August 20, 2007. Review. August 22, 2007. http://www.uncp.edu/map/. http://www.princetonreview.com/college/ [9] Hickey, Amanda (May 3, 2007), research/regional/. "Construction to continue past ‘07", The [18] "Office of Student Life > Student Pine Needle, http://www.uncp.edu/ Organizations". University of North pineneedle/news/2006_2007/ Carolina at Pembroke. August 23, 2007. 042607_NW_construction.html http://www.uncp.edu/life/orgs/. [10] "Givens Performing Arts Center > [19] "UNC Pembroke > About UNCP". Distinguished Speaker Series". University of North Carolina at University of North Carolina at Pembroke. August 23, 2007. Pembroke. August 22, 2007. http://www.uncp.edu/uncp/about/ http://www.uncp.edu/gpac/speakers/ traditions.htm. 06-07.htm. [20] "UNC Pembroke > About UNCP". [11] "UNC Pembroke > About UNCP". University of North Carolina at University of North Carolina at Pembroke. August 23, 2007. Pembroke. September 29, 2008. http://www.uncp.edu/uncp/about/ http://www.uncp.edu/uncp/about/ traditions.htm. quick_facts.htm. [21] "UNC Pembroke > About UNCP". [12] "University of North Carolina at University of North Carolina at Pembroke". University of North Carolina Pembroke. September 29, 2008. at Pembroke. August 21, 2007. http://www.uncp.edu/uncp/about/ http://www.uncp.edu/admissions/faq/ traditions.htm. faq_list.asp?iSectionID=1&iGroupID=101&iQuestionID=172. Dent, Ph.D.". University of [22] "About Eric B. [13] "UNC Pembroke > About UNCP". North Carolina at Pembroke. August 23, University of North Carolina at 2007. http://www.uncp.edu/home/ Pembroke. September 29, 2008. dente/. http://www.uncp.edu/uncp/about/ [23] www.shelbystephenson.com quick_facts.htm. [14] www.uncp.edu [15] www.uncp.edu • Official site [16] "University Newswire at UNC • UNCP Official Athletic Site Pembroke". University of North Carolina Coordinates: 34°41′15″N 79°12′07″W / at Pembroke. August 22, 2007. 34.68760°N 79.20200°W / 34.68760; http://www.uncp.edu/news/2007/ -79.20200 us_news_rankings.htm.

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