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Extraordinary Difference: Dr. Victoria Gallagher

Victoria Gallagher

On Dec. 31, 2021, NC State’s five-year Think and Do the Extraordinary Campaign came to an incredibly successful close. Alumni, friends, employees and more helped propel the university well past its goal of $1.6 billion for a grand total of $2,103,932,120. These new funds will help drive NC State’s land-grant mission of creating economic, societal and intellectual prosperity for all, by both reaffirming its commitment to broad educational opportunity and powering its cutting-edge, hands-on innovation as North Carolina’s leading science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) university.

Dr. Victoria Gallagher is one of the many Pack members who have been benefited by this historic fundraising effort. Gallagher’s work in virtual reality technology is enabling NC State students — and many others — to experience a speech Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. gave firsthand. Support from the Think and Do the Extraordinary Campaign enables our faculty to work across disciplines and with cutting-edge tools to further research and immerse people in history like never before.

“This brings people who would have never heard King speak, they can connect with those words in a deeper way than they would by simply reading it or whatever else, because they’re feeling it in their body and they’re connecting it to today.”

To read more stories of campaign success, visit our Think and Do the Extraordinary page.