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College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Samantha in graduation regalia in front of Holladay Hall.

Apr 30, 2024

No Fear

Samantha Steffanus is about to graduate from NC State with two degrees and five years of incredible experiences under her belt. What keeps her reaching for such great heights? 

Olivia Ball sitting on a bench among flowering plants in her graduation gown holding her cap.

Apr 29, 2024

Defining the Moments

Olivia Ball is graduating from NC State feeling like a much different person from who she was when she started. This transformation isn’t the result of one big change but a series of opportunities — including support from professors and donors — that have helped her grow along the way. 

Lope “Max” Diaz II standing next to a statue of Jim Valvano.

Apr 29, 2024

New Scholarship Endowment Honors Memory of Political Science Alumnus

The Lope Max Diaz II Memorial Scholarship Endowment will pay tribute to the late NC State alumnus by helping others learn, grow and succeed in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences. 

Ella M. Price with the ocean in the background

Feb 5, 2024

A New Endowment Reflects Business Alumna’s Passion for the Humanities

Ella M. Price ’99 is a real estate investor passionate about history and the humanities. Those passions and a desire to pay it forward inspired the business alumna to establish a new endowment benefiting students in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences. 

Kemmia Ghodrat and her father, Hushang Ghodrat, at the Memorial Belltower.

Jan 9, 2024

From Iran to Raleigh, a Family Legacy Continues at NC State

Thirty years after her father earned a degree from NC State, Kemmia Ghodrat graduated with dual degrees in sociology and communication in the fall of 2023. In addition to being an outstanding student, Kemmia was a 2022 Red and White Night speaker as well as a Chancellor’s Aide, assisting with numerous university philanthropic events. 

a photo of Wolf Plaza by Becky Kirkland

Nov 21, 2023

Faculty Giving Helps Scholarship Recipients ‘Think and Do’ Times Two

Ross Bassett, a professor in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences and the director of NC State’s Benjamin Franklin Scholars program, takes his impact on the Pack to new heights as a donor. 

CHASS Dean Deanna Dannels stands with 2023 Distinguished Alumnus Rick Speers at NC State's Evening of Stars Gala.

Nov 21, 2023

Rick Speers Named 2023 Distinguished Alumnus

U.S. Army veteran, business executive, donor, advocate and dedicated member of the Wolfpack. Now, Rick Speers can add the College of Humanities and Social Sciences’ 2023 Distinguished Alumnus to his long list of accomplishments. 

Cassidy Colson outside

Oct 27, 2023

Coming Full Circle

Cassidy Colson ’17 is a proud NC State alum, employee and donor. Coming from a small town in North Carolina, she relied on scholarship support to make her dreams of a college education come true. Now, she’s giving forward. 

Wilma Peebles-Wilkins commemorative brick

Oct 17, 2023

A Lasting NC State Connection

Alumna and former social work professor Wilma Peebles-Wilkins was one of the first Black women to graduate from the College of Humanities and Social Sciences with a degree in sociology and a minor in social work. To honor her love for NC State and social work — and her parents’ commitment to education — she established The Myatt-Peebles Scholarship Endowment for Social Work. 

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.