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The Global Courtyard

May 24, 2022

Senior Vice Provost for Global Engagement Returning to Faculty After 16 Years of Leadership

Senior Vice Provost for Global Engagement Bailian Li will step down from his position and return to the faculty in the College of Natural Resources effective August 15. During Dr. Li’s tenure, NC State increased faculty international funding support, launched the Global Learning for All initiative to provide greater virtual-learning options and much more. 

Robert Jordan shaking hands with a man and Chancellor Randy Woodson standing nearby

May 24, 2022

New Endowment Established to Honor Forestry Alumnus Bob Jordan

For the 1954 forestry graduate who went on to serve as a state senator, lieutenant governor, chairman of NC State’s Board of Trustees, and head of his beloved family’s lumber business, helping others is what it was all about. Now, his wife, Sarah Jordan, has honored his memory by establishing the Robert B. Jordan III Extraordinary Opportunity Scholarship Endowment for the College of Natural Resources, aided with gifts from immediate family members and Jordan Lumber. 

The Memorial Belltower

May 24, 2022

Goodnight Scholars Program Announces Class of 2026

The Goodnight Scholars Program at NC State recently named the 50 recipients from 32 North Carolina counties selected for its new cohort of scholars. The class of 2026 features students with impressive accolades including Science Olympiad winners, national robotics captains, varsity athletes, memberships on the North Carolina Association of County Commissioners and participation in the Governor’s School of North Carolina. 

Service Raleigh co-chairs Vitus Puta, Lucas Embry, Shaily Shah ’22, Bhairavy Puviindran, and Sarah Hartsell ’22

May 24, 2022

Service Raleigh Celebrates Its 25th Anniversary

Service Raleigh is an annual day of service headed by five Park Scholar and Goodnight Scholar co-chairs that leads to the coordination of thousands of hours of community service benefiting people and organizations throughout the Triangle. In its 25th anniversary year, Service Raleigh returned to an entirely in-person format, bringing together more than 700 volunteers for a day of service at 80 sites all across the region. 

Andrea Duhon photo and quote

May 24, 2022

College of Education Alumna Andrea Duhon Is Making Marginalized Students Feel Seen and Heard by Giving Back

Andrea Duhon never felt seen in the classroom and was constantly feeling like she had to prove herself. Today, she helps ensure students find value in themselves in these same spaces as an assistant professor of mathematics and as co-founder and co-chair of the NC State Latinx Alumni Network. The group is working to achieve their endowment goal for the Latinx Alumni Network Scholarship. 

Dr. Prashant Prabhu in his cap and gown

May 24, 2022

Prashant Prabhu ’77, ’79 Wins Distinguished Global Alumni Award

Dr. Prashant Prabhu was recently named the recipient of the 2022 Distinguished Global Alumni Award by NC State’s Office of Global Engagement. The award recognizes Prabhu’s esteemed contributions to his alma mater, success within the sustainable-mobility industry and impact on the world. 

Industrial Design Senior Sage Cofield works on a project sponsored by Eastman.

May 24, 2022

Sustainability By Design

Students are gaining real-world experience while reducing waste in a new project sponsored by Eastman. The company challenged NC State industrial design seniors in the College of Design to create consumer products that have sustainability top of mind, with the work taking place in a studio sponsored by Eastman. 

The Memorial Belltower

May 24, 2022

Biological Sciences Professor Hoyo Named Goodnight Innovation Distinguished Chair

The College of Sciences has named Cathrine Hoyo of the Department of Biological Sciences as a Goodnight Innovation Distinguished Chair. This professorship was made possible by a gift from longtime NC State supporters Dr. Jim and Mrs. Ann Goodnight and will further Hoyo’s research into improving our understanding of how early development influences the risk of common chronic diseases, especially those that affect minority populations. 

a group of graduates with their arms around each other

May 19, 2022

Ready to Make an Impact

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. 

Niambé James and Kourtni Curry

May 17, 2022

‘We’re Stuck’

Niambé James ’22 and Kourtni Curry ’22 gravitated toward one another when they first met at a Goodnight Scholars event and have been inseparable ever since, having graduated with degrees in sustainable materials and technology and animal science, respectively. Niambé and Kourtni return to the location where it all started — the Court of North Carolina — to reflect on how their friendship shaped their time at NC State.