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Kelton Phillips

May 13, 2024

Propelled Toward Success

Growing up in Apex, North Carolina, Kelton Phillips never gave engineering much thought. Buoyed by the John Estes Conway Scholarship and the Doug and Whitney Yates Scholarship, he just graduated from NC State as an engineer who will keep airplanes flying. 

Etienne Phillips sitting outside of SAS Hall

May 13, 2024

From Theoretical to Probable

NC State senior Etienne Phillips did more than simply dream about becoming a standout mathematician. He created, and solved, the equation to reach his goal — overcoming significant challenges along the way. 

Kimmy Duong and Long Nguyen

Feb 8, 2024

Ready for Launch

NC State alumnus Long V. Nguyen ’63 and his wife, Kimmy T. Duong, are creating an Extraordinary Opportunity Scholarship that will support College of Sciences students while honoring the memory of influential faculty members Wesley Doggett and Raymond Murray. 

From right: Chancellor Randy Woodson and NC State University Foundation Chair Mike Constantino present Trent Ragland with the 2023 Jerry and Elizabeth Godwin Red Torch Award.

Dec 12, 2023

NC State University Foundation Presents 2023 Godwin, Menscer Honors

The NC State University Foundation’s annual awards ceremony and dinner took place Dec. 7 at the City Club in downtown Raleigh. This year, the foundation presented Trent Ragland with the Jerry and Elizabeth Godwin Red Torch Award and Dellaine Risley with the Darrell and Carolyn Menscer Cup. 

Jalen Latta holding a basketball with Mr and Ms Wuf in the background

Apr 4, 2023

Full Court, Full Circle

Jalen Latta will leave NC State in May with two degrees and three ACC championship rings, thanks to his time as a manager for the women’s basketball team. His success story also intersects with the 1983 Wolfpack men’s NCAA title team — with one key assist connected to a member of that legendary squad. 

Dave and Sara Doeren in front of the Tuffy logo

Mar 24, 2023

New Gift From Doerens Will Empower Student Success

A generous gift from Dave and Sara Doeren will establish OnePack Empowered, a new initiative at NC State to support students with executive functioning challenges and those who are neurodivergent. The gift represents a next step in the Doerens’ longtime, passionate advocacy and support for people with special needs. 

Lyndenise Berdecia Rivera, Paula Gentius, Nora Lynn Finch and Kat Campbell

Mar 21, 2023

Sharing Community and Connection

Wolfpack Women in Philanthropy recently hosted a luncheon at D.H. Hill Jr. Library celebrating the past, present and future of NC State women. Held in collaboration with NC State University Libraries, the event brought together women spanning generations, academic disciplines, professions and university relationships, just as Wolfpack Women in Philanthropy does. 

Brenda Brickhouse, Bill Culpepper, and Jerry Jackson standing together wearing Watauga medals.

Mar 15, 2022

2022 Watauga Medal Ceremony Recognizes Three Extraordinary Pack Members

NC State’s Board of Trustees presented three alumni with the Watauga Medal, the university’s highest nonacademic honor, during a March 4 ceremony held in the ballroom at Talley Student Union. As the 2022 medalists, Brenda Brickhouse, Bill Culpepper and Jerry Jackson joined a group of 126 previous honorees who have made notable and dedicated contributions to the advancement of NC State. 

The Washington family posing together at Vaughn Towers.

Aug 23, 2021

A Transformational Gift to Strengthen Community

Alumni Dewayne and Adama Washington are giving back to athletics and the College of Humanities and Social Sciences in order to expand opportunities and support for students, particularly those from groups underrepresented in higher education. 

From left: Chancellor Randy Woodson and College of Engineering Dean Louis Martin-Vega with Deb and Ed Fitts, recipients of the 2019 Darrell and Carolyn Menscer Cup.

Jun 15, 2021

NC State University Foundation Board Presents Godwin Award and Menscer Cup

The NC State University Foundation Board recently presented its annual awards to recognize those who go above and beyond in their service, leadership, advocacy and generosity in support of NC State. Steven D. “Steve” Schuster was posthumously honored with the Jerry and Elizabeth Godwin Red Torch Award, while Ed and Deb Fitts received the Darrell and Carolyn Menscer Cup.