Locklear, Mark. "New mace honors UNCP’s history." Robesonian [Lumberton, NC]. November 17, 2017.
The University of North Carolina at Pembroke unveiled a new University Mace at a dedication ceremony. Many in the audience were descendants of the university’s founding fathers. The mace is topped with a hawk, and the staff is made of wood sourced from the Lumber River basin. Chancellor Robin Gary Cummings says, "'Our institution is positioned at the intersection of two worlds rooted in tradition and symbolism — the world of higher education and the American Indian community. Both worlds exalt sacred objects used to sustain their traditions. In higher education, perhaps no object is as symbolic as the University Mace’” (par. 11-12). The article includes a photograph of the new mace.