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Dereck Whittenburg and James Valvano

Apr 26, 2022

Wolfpack Great Dereck Whittenburg Continues to Build a Legacy

The former NC State basketball player, coach and documentary producer launched the Dereck Whittenburg Foundation in 2015 with his wife, Jacqueline, to provide scholarship funds to college juniors and seniors facing financial hardship. 

ACC baseballs

Apr 19, 2022

NC State Receives Significant Gift From North State Bank Toward Baseball Enhancement Plan

North State Bank has pledged $2 million toward the NC State baseball program’s enhancement plan for Doak Field at Dail Park. This gift is the first major commitment to the facility upgrades that will better support NC State baseball’s competitive future while also dramatically enhancing the spectator experience. 

Raina Perez

Mar 29, 2022

Staying Power

Grad student Raina Perez transferred to NC State in 2020 and then decided to stick around for one more year when the NCAA granted student-athletes a “COVID year.” Perez has become a vital member of the Wolfpack’s outstanding women’s basketball team since then, contributing to their stellar performance this season. 

Dewayne and Adama Washington

Mar 8, 2022

Extraordinary Difference: Dewayne and Adama Washington

For Adama and Dewayne Washington, it was never a question of if they would give back to NC State but how. These Wolfpack alumni were instrumental leaders in the university’s Think and Do the Extraordinary Campaign, working to help others follow in their dynamic footsteps on campus and beyond. 

A.J. Cole kicking a football. Photograph by Matt Aguirre/Las Vegas Raiders.

Mar 1, 2022

Beating the Odds

A.J. Cole III '18 is loving life as a punter for the NFL’s Las Vegas Raiders. In 2021, his third pro season, he averaged 50 yards a punt to lead the NFL (his longest was 74 yards) and was named to the 2021 All-Pro Team as the league’s best punter. The former Wolfpack student-athlete earned a degree in industrial engineering. 

Elissa Cunane

Feb 15, 2022

Extraordinary Difference: Elissa Cunane

Elissa Cunane ’22 is one of NC State’s best basketball players, but she stays just as busy off the court. With help from the university’s Think and Do the Extraordinary Campaign, student-athletes like Cunane are empowered as leaders in competition, the classroom and the community. 

The 2021 NC State women's cross country team

Nov 23, 2021

Women’s Cross Country Team Wins National Title

The NC State women’s cross country team won the first NCAA Championship in program history on Saturday, totaling 84 points to take home the team crown in Tallahassee, Florida. It’s the third national title for the storied NC State program, which captured the AIAW Championships in 1979 and 1980. Led by sixth-place finisher Kelsey Chmiel, all five of the Pack’s top finishers who counted toward the team score earned All-American honors, setting a program record for number of All-American honorees in a single season. 

Guardian Wolves

Nov 23, 2021

Guardian Wolves Honored at Syracuse Football Game

When the COVID-19 crisis forced the cancellation of most public events in 2020, collegiate athletics programs all over the country faced serious financial challenges. At NC State, a special group of supporters made sure the Wolfpack could weather the storm. These Guardian Wolves, who collectively pledged more than $7 million to help balance the NC State Athletics budget, were honored on the field last week during the Syracuse football game. 

Copper Wolf on Central Campus in the fall

Sep 13, 2021

An Easy Way to Give

Edna Gaston’s love for NC State runs deep. Gaston has been a loyal supporter of the university over the years, and she and her late husband, Perry, helmed a famous tailgate at Carter-Finley Stadium for many football seasons. Gaston recently designated gifts to Athletics, the College of Veterinary Medicine and the Extension Master Gardeners program through her will. 

the Washington family posed 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.