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Students standing together in caps and gowns.

Oct 17, 2023

Tell Me More: 7 Questions About Giving Back as a Young Alumna

Tell Me More is a series that provides easy-to-digest information about NC State philanthropy topics. In this story, a recent NC State graduate explains how and why she gives back as a volunteer and donor. 

Suzanne Gordon

Feb 27, 2023

Pack Profile: Suzanne Gordon

An NC State alumna with three degrees to her name, Suzanne Gordon not only supports her alma mater financially but has also served on several of its most important boards — something that was once unheard of for Wolfpack women. 

Lyndenise Berdecia Rivera '06 amd Dr. Andrea Hernandez Duhon '05

Jan 23, 2023

A Scholarship — and Network — With Impact

Two years after launching an effort to endow a scholarship, NC State’s Latinx Alumni Network has achieved that fundraising goal. Network co-founders Lyndenise Berdecía Rivera ’06 and Dr. Andrea Hernandez Duhon ’05 aren’t stopping now. 

Chancellor Randy Woodson and the 2022 Evening of Stars honorees

Dec 12, 2022

2022 Evening of Stars Award Recipients

The NC State Alumni Association recently held its annual Evening of Stars gala during NC State’s 2022 Red and White Week. The event honors the alumni whose successes increase the value of an NC State degree and add to the university’s growing legacy of excellence, impact and service. 

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.