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Author: Amy Rossi

Starr Gibens doing the wolfie in a graduation cap

May 17, 2022

Rising Starr

Starr Gibens is an expert at putting thought into action. The first-generation college graduate came to NC State with a list of what she wanted to accomplish, and she has done so much more as a leader, community member, scholarship recipient and advocate for her fellow students. 

Alex Hutchens smiling in front of trees

May 17, 2022

Meet Textile Pioneer Scholar Alex Hutchens ’24

Alex Hutchens ’24 is a member of the inaugural cohort of Textile Pioneer Scholars, majoring in fashion and textile management with a concentration in brand management and marketing. Thanks to scholarship support, she’s forging her own path at NC State and at the Wilson College of Textiles. 

Loujain Al Samara in front of the Belltower in her cap and gown

May 10, 2022

A Perfect Circle

Park Scholar Loujain Al Samara ’22 pursued a broad range of experiences during her four years at NC State, and she graduates this May with a new understanding of what she has learned, how she has grown and what comes next — thanks to private support. 

The belltower visible through a wolf-shaped cutout

Mar 29, 2022

Day of Giving Tells a Successful Story

On NC State’s fourth annual Day of Giving, Wolfpack supporters gave a record 14,533 gifts totaling $23,060,336, which will help create a bold new chapter for the university. 

NC State gateway

Jan 14, 2022

New Deanships Established Through Two Longstanding Partnerships With NC State

The College of Engineering and the College of Veterinary Medicine have each announced transformational gifts from long-term philanthropic leaders that will endow two new dean’s chairs at NC State. 

Dewayne and Adama Washington

Jan 1, 2022

‘Think and Do’ in Review

In this video collection, alumni, students, faculty, staff and donors share their stories of philanthropy. A mix of voices discuss the choice to give back, the impact private support has had on their lives and how giving drives research forward. 

hanging clothing forms display professional outfit options at the clothing closet

Dec 7, 2021

Dressed for Success

Thanks to a new crowdfunding initiative, Wolfpack Styled Professional Clothing Closet received its first donations from alumni and friends, which will provide 20 clothing stipends to under-resourced students. Since it launched in 2014, the closet has continued to find new ways to serve the campus. 

Keya Pothireddy does the wolfie

Nov 23, 2021

Meet Feed the Pack Outreach Coordinator Keya Pothireddy

NC State is taking part in the Pantry Bowl — a friendly giving competition with UNC-Chapel Hill to raise funds for each campus’s food pantry. Keya Pothireddy ’23, economics major and outreach coordinator for the Feed the Pack food pantry, shares why supporting Feed the Pack and the Pantry Bowl is so important. 

closeup of NC State brochure on veterans education benefits

Nov 16, 2021

An Extraordinary Gift Honors NC State’s Veteran and Military-Affiliated Students

NC State alumnus and former officer in the U.S. Navy Jeff Wright has made a gift to name the Jeffrey Wright Military and Veteran Services program. His support will benefit the university’s more than 2,000 self-identified veterans and children or spouses of veterans and strengthens NC State’s reputation as a military-friendly school. 

Wolf Plaza copper wolf statues

Nov 2, 2021

Red and White Week Student Giving Challenge

During Red and White Week, student groups across campus faced off in a friendly competition to benefit this year’s featured fund: Feed the Pack, the food pantry at NC State. The groups raised just under $24,000.