Last Lecture

The Student Government Association and the Offices of Academic Affairs and Student Affairs are pleased to sponsor The Last Lecture Series. This annual event is scheduled for Wednesday, April 8, 2015, at 3:00 p.m. in the Givens Performing Arts Center.

This annual event is held in the Givens Performing Arts Center. Admission is free and open to the public.

Any full time faculty member is eligible to be nominated with the exception of previous Last Lecture Award winners. Nominations will be collected from the student body. The nomination form is available at
A student committee will review the nominations in January and identify finalists for the award from among the names submitted. This is a great opportunity for students to share the talents of their favorite faculty member.

2014 Last Lecturer Winner
Jeff Frederick

Dr. Jeff Frederick
Associate Professor of History

About the Last Lecture Series

The Last Lecture Series is a national event honoring Dr. Randy Pausch, author of the national bestseller, The Last Lecture. Dr. Pausch was also a Professor at Carnegie Mellon until he died of cancer in 2008. His Last Lecture may be viewed at: The series is designed to recognize faculty members who teach with passion and enthusiasm.
Randy Pausch

The Last Lecture will feature a UNCP faculty member nominated by students and recommended by a student panel to answer one question in the form of a highly engaging lecture: “If this were your last time to address a group of students, what would you say to them?”

Past Lecturers

The 2011 Last Lecture Faculty Award Winner was Dr. Joseph Lakatos, Associate Professor in Accounting and Information Technology and the 2012 Award Winner was Dr. Larry Mabe, Clinical Professor in the Department of School Administration and Counseling. The 2013 Award Winner is Dr. Reneè Lamphere, Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice, in the Sociology and Criminal Justice Department

Joseph Lakatos
Dr. Joseph Lakatos

Larry Mabe

Dr. Larry Mabe

Renee Lamphere

Dr. Reneè Lamphere


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