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Summer internships nurture careers in Healthcare

PEMBROKE — The 10 undergraduates who participated in The University of North Carolina at Pembroke’s Clinical Summer Internship Program are poised to become health care professionals of the future.Students log 240 hours in local health care clinics in their chosen field. At the conclusion of the six-week program, which is sponsored by the North Carolina Health Careers Access Program, they report on their internship and present a research paper.Director Sylvia ...

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RCC targets new student segments

In some ways, an educational institution is like a business with students and the community at large as customers. In today’s varied and rapidly changing society such an institution must “target” market segments. Robeson Community College recently began two initiatives with that purpose in mind. Doing so will benefit the college, the “target” customers, and the community as a whole.

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Students learn native traditions during camp

LUMBERTON — Myla Locklear watched closely as art teacher Lezlie Woods-Jacobs demonstrated how to make a beaded medallion during the 20th annual Indian Education Summer Enrichment Camp.The 8-year-old then placed a native symbol inside the wooden center and strung beads around it.“I think it is really fun because it is really creative,” Locklear said. “It gives kids a new opportunity to learn new things. We are learning how to do beadwork, painting,...

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Bank supports students through Lighthouse Project

LUMBERTON — BB&T recently threw a spotlight on the work of students at Janie C. Hargrave Elementary.Through The BB&T Lighthouse Project, each student at Hargrave received an assortment of books to take home for summer reading. More than 900 books were donated to the school.In addition to the books, BB&T sent 14 volunteers to help the school with End-of-Grade testing in May. Each volunteer spent four hours at the school.

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Teachers get schooled during Career Institute

Tyler Locklear left college more than five years ago, but this week the Magnolia and Littlefield peer mediator is taking classes six hours a day to offer her students more on programs at the Robeson County Career Center.“I learned how to use math in everyday life such as framing a house, measuring the needed concrete and so many other things I would not have learned in the regular classroom,” Locklear said.The peer mediator joins dozens of counselors from the...

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Maynor honored with endowed scholarship

PEMBROKE — The family of the late Kenneth Ray Maynor has established an endowed scholarship at The University of North Carolina at Pembroke to honor him.A 1957 graduate of Pembroke State College, as UNCP was then known, Maynor was the son of sharecroppers whose academic and athletic abilities led him to a career teaching high school science and coaching basketball. He also served as the executive director of the Lumbee Regional Development Ad...

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