Support Services adds new position
By Scott Bigelow
Lowry joined UNC Pembroke's Office of Disability Support
Services (DSS) this spring to assist students with learning disabilities
and attention deficit/hyperactivity disorders (ADHD).
A Maxton native
and 1996 UNCP graduate, Lowry is also an adjunct professor in the School
of Education. She earned a master's degree in special education from
NC State University in 1999 and has eight years of experience in special
Lowry serves more
than 200 students with disabilities.
"My role is
to provide accommodations that level the playing field for students
with learning disabilities," Lowry said. "We determine eligibility
of each student and provide accommodations according to their individual
aids may include assistive technology, tape recorded lectures or extended
time on tests, she said. Lowry has been an important addition to the
Office of Disability Support Services, said Director Mary Helen Walker.
position in DSS has given all students registered for our services more
individualized attention," Walker said. "Learning disabled
and ADHD students now have their own service provider on campus, and
it's from someone who understands their academic needs explicitly."
caseload has lessened mine and facilitated more planning and individual
attention for all students registered for our services," Walker
said. "We look forward to better serving our students as we plan
seminars and workshops for the students during the 2004-05 academic
Lowry said she is
working on several new projects, including a new disabled student orientation,
a leadership training program and several workshops. Since her undergraduate
years, Lowry said she "always wanted to work at the University."
wonderful, and I have had a great start," Lowry said. "I really
enjoy working with the students."
Lowry said a lot
has changed at UNCP, but some things remain the same.
is very beautiful and growing, but the feeling is the same," she
She is married to
Tres Lowry, a pharmacist for Healthkeeperz in Pembroke, and they have
one son, Solomon, age 16 months.
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