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Date: July 13, 2004
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UNCP sends 14 to health care professional programs

By Scott Bigelow

Allen C. Meadors Sylvia Johnson
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Fourteen UNC Pembroke graduates were accepted into professional programs in health care for fall 2004, including eight in medical schools.

Also, five UNCP graduates successfully completed medical or other health care professional schools in 2004.

Chancellor Allen C. Meadors said acceptances to medical and health care professional schools is an important indicator of quality programs, faculty and students.

"The number of students UNC Pembroke sends to medical and professional schools is indicative of the high quality of education offered on our campus," said Chancellor Allen C. Meadors. "Our esteemed faculty and supportive programs such as HCAP grants UNCP's students the opportunity to succeed."

All participated in programs sponsored by UNCP's North Carolina Health Careers Access Program (HCAP), according to Sylvia Johnson, director of UNCP's HCAP program.

"We are seeing continued success of our graduates getting into health care professional schools," Johnson said. "This is because of the outstanding training our students receive at UNCP and because our past graduates have been very successful in these programs."

"Many of these students participated in either our Health Careers Club or the Clinical Health Summer Program, and we believe this gives them a better focus on their careers," Johnson said.

The following UNCP graduates are listed with their acceptances:

  • Tyler Collins of Pembroke was accepted to dental school at UNC-Chapel Hill. He majored in biology with a biomedical emphasis.
  • Charlene Locklear of Lumberton was accepted to the Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University. A 2004 graduate, she was a biology and chemistry major with a biomedical emphasis.
  • Robert Walker of Hope Mills was accepted to the Ross School of Medicine in the West Indies. A biology major, he was a 2004 graduate.
  • Ashleigh Johnson of Pembroke was accepted to the Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University. A 2003 graduate, she was a biology and chemistry major with a biomedical emphasis.
  • Leanne Stanley of Cameron, N.C., was accepted to the Duke University School of Medicine. A 2004 graduate, she was a biology and chemistry major with a biomedical emphasis.
  • Deanna Bullard of Maxton was accepted to the School of Public Health at UNC-Chapel Hill. A 2004 graduate, she was a business major.
  • Jason Lowery of Lumberton was accepted to the Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University. A 2004 graduate, he was a biology and chemistry major with a biomedical emphasis.
  • Lenita Hammonds of Red Springs was accepted to the Clinical Laboratory Science program at UNC-Chapel Hill. A biomolecular science major, she was a 2003 graduate.
  • Lisa Jones of Fairmont was accepted to the Clinical Laboratory Science program at the Carolinas College of Health Sciences in Charlotte. A 1998 graduate, she was a biology major.
  • Jada Locklear of Pembroke was accepted into the nursing program at Duke University. A 2001 UNCP graduate, she was a biology and chemistry major with a biomedical emphasis.
  • Crystal Bullard of Maxton was accepted at the Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University. A 2003 graduate, she was a biology and chemistry major with a biomedical emphasis.
  • Bruce Pier of Fayetteville was accepted to the Uniformed Services Medical School in Maryland. A 2004 graduate, he was a chemistry major.
  • Tammy Smith of Fayetteville was accepted to the School of Pharmacy at Campbell University. She was a biology and chemistry major with a biomedical emphasis.
  • Michael Arterburn of Fayetteville was accepted to the American University of the Caribbean Medical School. A 2000 graduate, he was a biology and chemistry major with a biomedical emphasis.

The following UNCP graduates graduated from medical and other health care professional schools in 2004:

  • Matthew Cummings of Lumberton graduated from the Brody School of Medicine and will do his residency in Greenville, N.C.
  • Barry Graham of Pembroke graduated from the physician assistant program at East Carolina University.
  • Brandon Locklear of Lumberton graduated from the Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University and will do his residency in Orlando, Fla.
  • Fred Woriax of Pembroke graduated from the Meharry School of Medicine in Nashville, Tenn. He will do his residency in Charleston, S.C.
  • James Worriax of Pembroke graduated from the Meharry School of Medicine in Nashville, Tenn. He will do his residency in Wilmington, N.C.

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The University of North Carolina at Pembroke Updated: Tuesday, July 13, 2004
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