Another who speaks highly of the family atmosphere at Sandhills is Lakota Copeland. “The employees at the college support each other through every life event,” she said, “whether it be a promotion, marriage, loss, birth of child or grandchild or even an educational milestones, we’re a family here.” Lakota works with Judy in the Learning Resources Computer Lab and enjoys being able to assist students in learning how to use the many computer programs and working with them to better their writing assignments. She enjoys watching the students develop throughout the semesters. Like her other Learning Resource Department cohorts, Lakota enjoys reading in her spare time. She is also an accomplished cook, music enthusiast, and likes to travel with her son. The team she likes most to cheer on is the North Carolina Tar Heels.