December 23, 2020
PEMBROKE, NC (WBTW) — University of North Carolina Pembroke has been awarded $3.4 million in two federal grants to support the creation of an American Indian Heritage Center aimed at increasing the retention and graduation rates of American Indian students.
Of the total funding received, $1.5 million will support the establishment of a new American Indian Heritage Center at UNC Pembroke.
The newly established center will provide advising, programming and supportive services to its American Indian student population. Initiatives include a pre-orientation event, peer tutoring, financial literacy workshops, specialized workshops for first-generation college students, academic achievement ceremonies, academic success coaching and cultural programming.
The center will also offer professional development and cultural presentations for non-native faculty, staff and students.