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The Memorial Belltower and flowers

Aug 22, 2023

On the Path to Success

No matter what area — or areas — of NC State you support, your generosity makes a big difference throughout our campus. Our students graduate into successful careers, our faculty drive game-changing research and our programs build valuable connections, expanding our reach and your impact far beyond Raleigh. This past academic year, 36,159 donors joined us on a path to a bolder, brighter future. Learn more about how donor support is powering the extraordinary in a new school year. 

Sabrina Hurtado and her artwork

Apr 18, 2023

Arts Alum Spotlight: Sabrina Hurtado

Caldwell Fellows alum and former student representative for the Friends of Arts NC State Advisory Board Sabrina Hurtando ’22 shares how her experiences at the university helped shape her professional path in the arts. 

George and Jaclyn Hage in front of flowering trees

Apr 11, 2023

A Gift That Will Keep On Giving

Jaclyn Hage, director of development at the Wilson College of Textiles, used a gift from her grandfather to provide educational opportunities to others. The scholarship fund is just one of the ways she and her husband, George Hage ’04, are creating a legacy of empowering student success at NC State. 

(From left) Dan Cook, chair of the Friends of Arts NC State Board; Susan Woodson; Randy Woodson, Chancellor of NC State; and Rich Holly, associate dean of University College and executive director for the arts.

Jan 3, 2023

The Woodsons Receive 2022 Bowers Medal of Arts

Arts NC State recently presented the 2022 Bowers Medal of Arts to Chancellor Randy Woodson and his wife, Susan, during a ceremony in Thompson Hall. The award recognizes individuals who demonstrate a deep and profound commitment to the value of the arts at NC State. 

John C. McIlwee

Oct 11, 2022

Remembering John C. McIlwee

John C. McIlwee, the longtime director of University Theatre, passed away Oct. 2, 2022, at the age of 74. A celebration-of-life gathering will be scheduled in spring 2023 in Stewart Theatre, with his family requesting that donations be made to the John C. McIlwee Theatre Endowment, to benefit the NC State theatre program, in lieu of flowers. 

An exterior view of the Gregg Museum of Art and Design.

Aug 29, 2022

Five Years In, the Gregg is Still Going Strong

In honor of the fifth anniversary of the Gregg Museum of Art & Design’s grand reopening, we’re celebrating the generous private support that helped make it all possible. 

The copper wolves of Wolf Plaza on a summer day.

Apr 19, 2022

A Community Effort

NC State Crowdfunding connects alumni, friends, family and community members with causes they are passionate about and helps our students, faculty and staff bring their ideas to life. 

Students singing

Feb 8, 2022

Finding Their Voice

Establishing a new a cappella group is no small feat even in the best of times, but doing so in the middle of a pandemic is an entirely different challenge. That was the endeavor undertaken by the five co-founders of Chordination, the most recent of the student-run groups the Department of Music supports with help from annual donors. 

Conductor in PPE with physical-distanced music class.

Mar 15, 2021

Music Students Band Together for Day of Giving

During the rescheduled 2020 NC State Day of Giving in September, students worked hard to channel funds to the Department of Music by winning social media challenges. 

The Department of Music’s Twitter page

Jan 11, 2021

Wolfpack Musicians on the Web

During the COVID-19 pandemic, NC State’s Department of Music, which benefits from donor support, has pivoted to produce many extraordinary virtual performances. Check out a few of them via the department’s Twitter feed.