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Oct 4, 2022

Park Class of 2023 Nominates Molly Barker for the 24th Annual William C. Friday Award

Molly Barker is an educator, triathlete, author and social visionary, as well as the founder of two nonprofit organizations. Nominated by the Park Scholarships program’s class of 2023 for her commitment to unraveling limiting cultural and societal stereotypes about gender, Barker will be presented with the William C. Friday Award on October 27 at 5:30 p.m. in Talley Student Union’s Piedmont Ballroom. 

Taleek Harlee, Sarah Hall, Niambé James and Patsy McKee are the 2022 Mathews Medal recipients.

Jun 20, 2022

Four Students Receive Mathews Medals

As the highest non-academic distinction awarded to NC State students, the Mathews Medal honors graduating seniors who have served as student leaders and made significant contributions to the advancement of the university. The 2021-22 award recipients included two Goodnight Scholars. 

Event banner featuring headshot of Bree Newsome Bass and date of August 22

Aug 4, 2020

Park Scholarships Class of 2021 Will Present William C. Friday Award to Bree Newsome Bass

Bree Newsome Bass, from Charlotte, is an artist, filmmaker, and antiracist activist, housing rights advocate and field organizer who provides aid to under-resourced communities. The presentation of the William C. Friday Award, which will be held over Zoom on Aug. 22, is open to the public. 

closeup of tassel on graduation cap

May 26, 2020

Big Plans, Bright Futures: Meet Some of Our 2020 Graduates

Park Scholars, Mathews medalists, NC State's first Payne USAID Fellow and a Global Change Fellow are just a few of the extraordinary May 2020 graduates from the College of Humanities and Social Sciences. 

Gateway to campus

May 26, 2020

2019-20 University Teaching Awards Announced

NC State has honored more than 30 faculty for their commitment to educational excellence with the 2019-20 University Teaching Awards, including the UNC Board of Governors Award for Excellence in Teaching, the Gertrude Cox Award for Innovative Excellence in Teaching and Learning with Technology and the Alumni Association's Alumni Distinguished Undergraduate Professor Award. 

grid photo of Kevin Hogan, Mary Kate Morgan, Malasia McClendon, and Jayna Lennon

Apr 28, 2020

Meet the 2020 Mathews Medal Winners

NC State's highest nonacademic distinction for students, the Mathews Medal, recognizes graduating seniors who will leave the university a better place because of their service, commitment and leadership. This year's medalists are Resident Adviser Council founder Kevin Hogan, Alumni Association Student Ambassador Program president Mary Kate Morgan, NC State's NAACP chapter president Malasia McClendon and Feed the Pack executive director Jayna Lennon. 

Watauga medal winners over the years gathered together

Mar 24, 2020

Meet the 2020 Watauga Medal Winners

Alumni Steve Angel, Kady Gjessing and Nancy Ridenhour receive NC State's highest nonacademic honor for their decades of service and generosity to the university. 

Bob Jordan smiling at Board of Trustees meeting

Feb 25, 2020

In Memoriam: Bob Jordan

Alumnus Bob Jordan, who served North Carolina as a public official and business leader, died earlier this month. Jordan is remembered for his unwavering support of NC State for more than 60 years. He was a member and chair of the university’s Board of Trustees, among other roles, and his service and philanthropy earned him two of NC State's top honors: the Watauga Medal, for service, and the Menscer Cup, for philanthropy. 

two panel of photo of Bing Sizemore receiving award and Ormand Sanderson and Robert Black in their home

Feb 4, 2020

Friends of Arts NC State Board Awards the Bowers Medals

The Friends of Arts NC State Board of Advisors presented the 2019 Bowers Medal of Arts to Robert Black, Ormond Sanderson and Bing Sizemore. All three honorees have enhanced the arts at NC State and across North Carolina, playing critical roles in the construction and reopening of the Gregg Museum of Art & Design. 

student arts awards winners posing for group photo

Feb 4, 2020

NC State Students Receive University Arts Awards

Arts NC State recently conferred its annual Performing, Creative and Visual Arts Awards, honoring 13 students for their accomplishments. The awards are made possible with support from the NC State University Foundation, the Suzanne Kennedy-Stoskopf Endowment for Creativity in the Performing Arts and the Roxanne Hicklin Visual Artist Award Endowment.