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Distinguished Professorship

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Jan 9, 2024

How a Distinguished Professorship Became a Career Pinnacle

Gary Roberson, the Charles W. Suggs Distinguished Professor in CALS, is retiring after 40 years. His relationship with a departmental legend — the donor and namesake behind his title — helped pave his way to success. 

The statues in Wolf Plaza

Sep 19, 2023

Gift From Mary Fedewa ’91 Launches Mental Health App

Thanks to a generous gift from alumna Mary Fedewa '91, NC State students now have access to the Headspace app, which fosters habits that support mental health. 

Dr. Schaefer leaning against a wall in Riddick Hall.

Sep 13, 2022

The Freedom of Flexibility

Following in the footsteps of an NC State pioneer, Dr. Thomas Schaefer has built his extensive physics career in Raleigh. Since Schaefer was named the Wesley O. Doggett Distinguished Professor for the Department of Physics in 2018, private support has given him greater flexibility to Think and Do. 

Duncan Lascelles shaking "hands" with a dog

Apr 19, 2022

Groundbreaking Pain Researcher Duncan Lascelles Will Receive Distinguished Professorship

Internationally recognized expert Duncan Lascelles, professor of translational pain research and management at the NC State College of Veterinary Medicine, will be the recipient of the Dr. J. McNeely and Lynne K. DuBose Distinguished Professorship in Musculoskeletal Health. Lascelles’ groundbreaking research focuses on developing ways to measure the many dimensions impacted by pain in animals, as well as probing tissues from well-phenotyped animals with spontaneous disease to understand the neurobiology that drives the pain. 

The NC State gateway.

Jan 14, 2022

New Deanships Established Through Two Longstanding Partnerships With NC State

The College of Engineering and the College of Veterinary Medicine have each announced transformational gifts from long-term philanthropic leaders that will endow two new dean’s chairs at NC State. 

Dr. Harald Ade standing in his lab.

May 3, 2021

For Ade, Professorship Fuels Growth

Harald Ade, Goodnight Innovation Distinguished Professor, is grateful for the resources his professorship provides and says that these positions not only boost faculty research — they retain and attract the brightest minds. 

Gina Fernandez among berry plants in a green house

May 3, 2021

Breeding a Berry Successful Career

WIth support from the John D. and Nell R. Leazar Distinguished Professorship, Gina Fernandez is developing a better berry — and the next generation of plant breeders. 

portrait of Helen Huang

Apr 26, 2021

A Perfect Fit

The Jackson Family Distinguished Professorship in Biomedical Engineering reflects donor Jerry Jackson’s decades of NC State support and bolsters faculty member Helen Huang’s work to improve lives. 

Mervyn Kowalsky

Apr 26, 2021

Shaking Up Earthquake Research

The Department of Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering’s Mervyn Kowalsky channels distinguished professorship funding to support students and their work to address structural engineering challenges. 

Peanuts in a packing facility

Nov 17, 2020

Coming Out of the Shell: North Carolina Peanuts

Dr. George Washington Carver, renowned researcher at Tuskegee Institute (now known as Tuskegee University), discovered more than 300 uses for the peanut plant in the early 1900s, many of which still apply today. NC State scientists such as David Jordan, William Neal Reynolds Professor and Extension peanut specialist, are doing their part to continue that legacy and support our farmers.