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Samantha in graduation regalia in front of Holladay Hall.

Apr 30, 2024

No Fear

Samantha Steffanus is about to graduate from NC State with two degrees and five years of incredible experiences under her belt. What keeps her reaching for such great heights? 

Kristine Huynh headshot

Mar 1, 2024

Making Time for Community

Students like Kristine Huynh have a lot on their plates. Scholarships help relieve the pressure, providing more time to form communities and get involved on campus. 

Headshot of Dr. Kirkman.

Feb 27, 2024

Speaking the Language of Leadership

Distinguished Professor Bradley Kirkman is a leading expert in the field of leadership. His prolific work is as practical as it is visionary. 

Man standing in an indoor shop in front of a tractor .

Jan 9, 2024

How a Distinguished Professorship Became a Career Pinnacle

Gary Roberson, the Charles W. Suggs Distinguished Professor in CALS, is retiring after 40 years. His relationship with a departmental legend — the donor and namesake behind his title — helped pave his way to success. 

Christie and Travis Peterson with their daughter, Mia.

Nov 13, 2023

Supporting the Pack from 3,000 Miles Away

Christie and Travis Peterson are proud Wolfpack parents, volunteers and donors — staying involved with their daughter’s university even while they live in California. 

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Sep 18, 2023

Tell Me More: 7 Questions About Corporate and Foundation Relations

Corporations and foundations are important philanthropic partners for NC State. Samara Hannah, executive director of corporate and foundation relations at the university, explains more in this Q&A. 

Omry Brewster posing in front of flowering trees

May 2, 2023

Up for the Challenge

With an unwavering commitment to excellence, a lot of perseverance and a little help from private philanthropy, Omry Brewster is using NC State as a springboard to a big and bright future. 

Kyle and Alyssa holding a presentation check at their golf tournament

Jan 17, 2023

More Than Money

After losing her mother to cancer three days into her freshman year at NC State, Alyssa Bowker found herself thrust into a challenging emotional and financial situation. To honor her mother, and seeded by gifts from their wedding guests, she and her husband created an endowment that they continue to grow to support students facing similar difficulties. 

Bailey Pollard piloting a plane.

Jan 3, 2023

Ready to Fly High as an Alumna

Bailey Pollard entered a whole new world as a first-generation college student in NC State’s Poole College of Management. This private pilot has taken full advantage of her Extraordinary Opportunity Scholarship and set herself up to reach lofty future goals. 

Dr. Schaefer leaning against a wall in Riddick Hall.

Sep 13, 2022

The Freedom of Flexibility

Following in the footsteps of an NC State pioneer, Dr. Thomas Schaefer has built his extensive physics career in Raleigh. Since Schaefer was named the Wesley O. Doggett Distinguished Professor for the Department of Physics in 2018, private support has given him greater flexibility to Think and Do.