UNCP to host
PEMBROKE — Jill McCorkle, a Lumberton native and award-winning writer, will be at The University of North Carolina at Pembroke on March 19 to celebrate the release of her new novel “Life After Life.”
The event, which begins at 5 p.m., will take place in Room 123 in the Dial Building. It is free and open to the public.
McCorkle will be signing her books after the event.
After the book signing, there will be an invitation-only fund-raising dinner to celebrate the history of Pembroke Magazine. McCorkle will be a special guest along with Shelby Stephenson, poet and former editor of Pembroke Magazine.
honors at ASU
BOONE — Five Robeson County residents received recognition for their academic work for the fall semester at Appalachian State University.
David Ramsaur, a senior from Lumberton who majors in Sacred Music, and Jessica Lewis, a junior from Fairmont who majors in Natural Science, both made the chancellor’s list. For inclusion on the chancellor’s list, an undergraduate must attain a 3.85 grade-point average or higher.
Carolyne Redfearn, a senior Biology major from Lumberton, John Townsend, a junior from Lumberton who majors in General Geography, and Bridget Kohlhaas, a sophomore from Fairmont who majors in International Business, all made the dean’s list. To make the dean’s list, an undergraduate must either be enrolled in 12 to 14 hours of academic credit and attain a minimum 3.45 grade-point average, or be enrolled in 15 hours or more hours and attain a minimum of 3.25 grade-point average.
get to Shadow
ORRUM — Students at Orrum Middle School recently participated in National Groundhog Job Shadow Day, a national campaign that gives young people a new perspective on their studies through hands-on learning and a one-day mentoring experience.
Students were paired with a mentor they “shadowed” throughout the day to experience how the skills they learn in the classroom can be applied to the real world. The students then created a portfolio of their experiences from that day.
The portfolios were submitted for judging and Robert Ethan Cox of Orrum Middle School won for the best portfolio. His portfolio will be submitted for the district competition.