August 15, 2020
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Internship offers real-world experience to UNCP student, graduate – The Robesonian


 Ben Savage, left, and Dillon Terry are shown at Cummings Aerospace in Huntsville, Alabama, where they participated in a 10-week internship.

Ben Savage, left, and Dillon Terry are shown at Cummings Aerospace in Huntsville, Alabama, where they participated in a 10-week internship.

PEMBROKE — A student and a recent graduate from The University of North Carolina at Pembroke spent their summer break applying their classroom knowledge in real-world experiences through an internship at a high-level aerospace engineering company with Pembroke roots in Alabama.

Sheila Cummings, president and CEO of Cummings Aerospace, is a former UNCP student and member of the Lumbee Tribe. The Pembroke native’s company is regarded as a leading provider of high-value engineering solutions for complex systems in the aerospace and defense industry.

With a desire to give back and inspire the next generation to pursue their passions, Cummings welcomed two UNCP interns this summer to her Alabama headquarters, where they had the experience of a lifetime.

Senior Ben Savage and 2020 graduate Dillon Terry participated in a 10-week internship at Cummings Aerospace, which specializes in tactical and ballistic missile systems engineering.

Savage, a member of UNCP’s 3-plus-2 engineering program is completing an engineering internship. Terry, who received an information technology degree in May, is wrapping up an intensive cybersecurity program. Both are from Fayetteville.

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