PEMBROKE — Circle K International, a student organization at The University of North Carolina at Pembroke, celebrated its first year during a formal at Pinecrest Country Club on April 26.
The club recognized its outgoing leadership, including former club President Hannah Baysden, former Vice President Carson Mounce, former Treasurer Alicia Paeplow, and former Secretary Carolina Sanchez.
The club welcomed its new leadership for the upcoming year, President Courtney Boger, Vice President Jeffrey McIlwain, Treasurer Kimsey Collins, and Secretary Alexis Hurd.
The organization honored its members in the areas of athletics, social events, social media, fundraising, community involvement, and recruitment. Hurd and Boger were presented with the Participation Award.
The Most Enthusiastic Award was given to Joseph Thorton. Robby Owens won Most Dedicated and Carolina Sanchez, Most Service Oriented.
The club spent time reflecting on the past year of service, and the positive effect it plans to continue to make on the community. The club participated in Stop Hunger Now, in which members packed meals for Haiti. The club assisted Kiwanis at its annual pancake festival, and hung out with the Boys & Girls Club of Robeson County at a UNCP men’s basketball game.
The club participated in the UNCP math department’s Pi Day, where students from Pembroke Middle came to UNCP to enjoy learning oriented fun. Throughout the year, the club held an array of socials, including a game night, and a bachelor/bachelorette auction.
Circle K International was chartered at UNC Pembroke in 2016. It is considered the premier collegiate community service organization. The three tenets of the organization are service, leadership and fellowship. There are more than 100 members at UNCP.
Mark Locklear is a Public Communications specialist with The University of North Carolina at Pembroke. He may be reached at [email protected]