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students holding Latinx Heritage Month sign

Sep 27, 2022

Latinx Heritage Month: What Is It and How Can You Get Involved?

Hosted by Multicultural Student Affairs, the monthlong celebration honors the culture and experience of many NC State students — and is open to all. Learn more about upcoming events and ways to stay connected year-round, like the Latinx Alumni Network and its new scholarship. 

The Wilson College of Textiles campus.

May 24, 2022

From Farm to Flight: O.K. Moore ’59 Follows His North Star

O.K. Moore experienced all he could at NC State before graduating in 1959. Now, he and his wife, Marsha, are helping provide unexpected opportunities for students just like him. 

Benny Suggs and Chancellor Randy Woodson holding up the wolf hand sign

Apr 5, 2022

A Sign-Off Full of NC State Spirit

Benny Suggs ’69 is retiring after leading the Alumni Association for more than a decade. Under his tenure, life memberships have quadrupled, support for the Caldwell Fellows program has increased and the organization has won numerous awards from the Council for Advancement and Support of Education. 

Members of the Black Alumni Society holding up the wolf hand sign

Feb 22, 2022

‘We Share a Kinship’: Black Alumni Society Fosters Connection, Community

Originally formed to connect members to their alma mater, the Black Alumni Society has grown into a tight-knit group linking past, present and future Black NC State students. Seeing the opportunities that arise and the difference they’re able to make in students’ lives through the society has also given the members a new outlook on philanthropy. 

Benny Suggs, left, receiving the Order of the Long Leaf Pine in 2017.

Dec 7, 2021

NC State Alumni Association Leader to Retire

After 11 years at the helm of NC State’s Alumni Association, Benny Suggs has entered into a phased retirement process that will culminate in his departure from the university in December 2022. The Wolfpack alumnus, Navy veteran and former Harley-Davidson executive has made a lasting impact on his alma mater as a supporter, donor, leader and more, serving as a key factor in many of the university’s successes. 

members of Alpha Phi Alpha present their scholarship to Chancellor Woodson

Nov 16, 2021

Alpha Phi Alpha Celebrates Milestone Anniversary by Giving Back

Alpha Phi Alpha marked its 50th year at NC State by raising more than $100,000 for the Black Alumni Society’s scholarships that honor the legacies of Augustus McIver Witherspoon and Lawrence Mozell Clark. 

William O'Brien sits on a wall at NC State's campus in a red Wolfpack polo.

Aug 30, 2021

A Lifetime of Commitment

William O’Brien ’81 created his legacy and boosted NC State’s through his work as an alumnus, volunteer and donor. He’s honoring his experiences with the Caldwell Fellows program by creating a new endowment through planned and current use gifts that will continue serving Caldwell Fellows far into the future. 

Clockwise: Leon Krapf, Sasha Pereira, Loulou Batta, Matt Traenkle

May 10, 2021

Meet the 2021 Mathews Medal Winners

The Mathews Medal recognizes graduating seniors who have made NC State a better place. This year’s recipients include a Goodnight Scholar committed to paying it forward, a soccer player who helped form Pack United, a campus leader who has devoted time to projects including Service Raleigh and Feed the Pack, and a Park Scholar dedicated to promoting a culture of giving within the program. 

Fitts-Woolard Hall

Apr 26, 2021

Take a Virtual Tour of Fitts-Woolard Hall

Fitts-Woolard Hall, the College of Engineering’s newest building on NC State’s Centennial Campus, opened last summer. The COVID-19 pandemic, however, has slowed the full transition into the facility and prevented alumni from visiting its extraordinary new spaces. Now, the college and the Alumni Association have teamed up to offer this online peek. 

2020 Evening of the Stars Gala announcement

Nov 24, 2020

Evening of the Stars Celebrates Extraordinary Members of the Pack

Every year, NC State’s Red and White Week includes the Evening of Stars Gala, hosted by the Alumni Association. Read the list of outstanding alumni and friends (many of them donors and volunteers) honored this year and watch the virtual ceremony.