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The Williams Courtyard

Jun 17, 2024

Leaving a Legacy

The 2024 graduating class gave NC State its first senior class gift in several years, renovating the Williams Courtyard into an outdoor wellness space. 

College of Engineering aerial view

Jun 17, 2024

The Right Way To Ask Someone for a Million Dollars, According to a Fundraiser Who Does It for a Living

Wanda Urbanska, director of philanthropy for NC State’s College of Engineering, weighs in on how the same basic rules apply no matter what you’re raising money for. 

NC State Extension Director Rich Bonanno, state Senate Leader Phil Berger, Betsy-Jeff Penn 4-H Center Director Stacy Burns, CALS Dean Garey Fox, and North Carolina Rep. Reece Pyrtle with certificates presented to the center to commemorate the 60th anniversary.

Jun 17, 2024

NC State’s Betsy-Jeff Penn 4-H Center Turns 60

Six decades ago, philanthropist Betsy Penn envisioned a place where young people from across North Carolina could come to enjoy the outdoors and learn about nature. She constructed a facility on nearly 200 acres of forests, lakes, streams and fields outside Reidsville, in Rockingham County, and donated it to the state of North Carolina in 1964 in honor of her late husband, Jefferson Penn. 

Devin Kearns photo and quote

Jun 17, 2024

Devin Kearns Named Goodnight Distinguished Professor in Early Literacy

Devin Kearns, who currently serves as a professor of special education at the University of Connecticut, will join NC State’s College of Education as its inaugural Goodnight Distinguished Professor in Early Literacy, effective Aug. 16, 2024. 

The Memorial Belltower lit red

Jun 3, 2024

Faculty Excellence Abounds

NC State honored 41 faculty members, several of whom are distinguished professors, during the 2024 Celebration of Faculty Excellence. Chancellor Randy Woodson also presented the Alexander Quarles Holladay Medal for Excellence, NC State’s highest award recognizing faculty achievement, to three distinguished professors during the event. 

Suzanne T. Purrington

Jun 3, 2024

New Scholarship Established in the College of Sciences to Recruit and Support Women in STEM

Phase Change Solutions, a North Carolina-based smart materials company, has created a new scholarship in the College of Sciences aimed at recruiting and supporting women in chemistry. The gift was made in honor of the late Suzanne T. Purrington, a longtime professor of chemistry at NC State. 

Wolf Plaza

Jun 3, 2024

Park Scholarships Announces the Class of 2028

The Park Scholarships program has named 35 students to its class of 2028 — the 29th class of Park Scholars. 

Headshots of the 2024 cohort of Miller Fellows

Jun 3, 2024

Six Alumni Awarded Miller Fellowships to Focus on Their Startups

NC State Innovation and Entrepreneurship recently announced the newest cohort of Miller Fellows — young entrepreneurs who have launched startups as students. The fellowship program supports newly graduated entrepreneurs who wish to pursue their venture full time after graduation with a monthly stipend and resources including continued use of the Albright Entrepreneurship Garage. 

Veena Misra headshot. Photo credit: ASSIST Center

Jun 3, 2024

Misra Named Head of Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Veena Misra has been named as the permanent head of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE). Misra is an M.C. Dean Distinguished University Professor in ECE and a three-time graduate of the department. 

Maya Mitchall

Jun 3, 2024

Maya Mitchall ’24: From NC State to Luxury Fashion in NYC

Maya Mitchall first realized that the Wilson College of Textiles was where she wanted to call home after sitting in on a brand management and marketing class. This spring, Mitchall, a Centennial Scholar, graduated from NC State and set out to begin her career in luxury fashion.