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Ready to Make an Impact

a group of graduates with their arms around each other
Students and families participate in the Graduation ceremonies at PNC Arena, Spring 2022. Photo by Marc Hall

Earlier this month, more than 6,000 students graduated from NC State. Our newest alumni hail from 42 states and 53 countries, and no matter where they go next, they are prepared to bring a Think and Do spirit to their workplaces, graduate studies and communities.

Donors make an impact across our university and on our students every day, and the class of 2022 is no exception. Private support is helping students from all backgrounds — including this group’s 862 first-generation graduates, 385 international students, 109 student veterans and 74 student-athletes — find their places in the Pack.

Read on to learn more about a few exceptional members of the class of 2022, as well as the latest ways philanthropy is powering the extraordinary at NC State.