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Extraordinary Difference: Vie Villafuerte

Vie Villafuerte

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.

Vie Villafuerte ’22 is one of the many Pack members who have been benefited by this historic fundraising effort. Villafuerte got her chance at earning an engineering degree in the U.S. when her family moved from Peru so she could chase her dreams. The Goodnight Transfer Scholarship, created during the campaign, then gave Villafuerte the opportunity to earn that degree as a member of the Pack.

Vie Villafuerte shares how the Think and Do the Extraordinary Campaign has made a difference in her life.

“Once I received my acceptance into the Goodnight Scholars Program, I felt like the happiest person alive,” Villafuerte said. “I took it as a reassuring sign that reminded me that hard work pays off and that I belonged here.”

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