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Oct 6, 2020

College of Education Donor Spotlight: Delores Parker ’78EDD

Delores Parker earned her doctorate at the College of Education, which she credits for preparing her academically for a successful career. Now, she gives back to the college as an investment to ensure other students have the same opportunities she did. 


Sep 29, 2020

NC State Continues to Climb in National Rankings

NC State gains ground in the 2021 U.S. News ranking of America's best colleges. The university has moved up nine spots in the past five years, driven largely by student success. In another metric, the percentage of alumni providing financial support to the institution ticked up to 10.7%. 

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Sep 29, 2020

Scholarship Endowment Celebrates Education’s Everlasting Impact

Jennifer Smith and her husband, Tom, have established the Richard V. Hodges Scholarship Endowment at the NC State College of Veterinary Medicine in memory of her father. In addition to recognizing the importance her father placed on education, the scholarship reflects Smith’s commitment to animal welfare as a longtime advocate for animal rescue organizations. 

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Sep 22, 2020

Engineering Alumna Hodge Recognized

NC State alumna, donor and volunteer Rashida Hodge has been named to Fortune Magazine's 40 Under 40 Technology List. 

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Sep 15, 2020

Donor Support Boosts Access and Inclusion for Master of Arts in Teaching Program

Scholarships provided thanks to the College of Education Excellence Fund are helping a more diverse group of students prepare to make an impact through the teaching profession. 

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Sep 1, 2020

Alumna Makes Lead Gift to Help Establish Endowment Honoring Tharp

NC State's Department of Computer Science recently announced efforts to establish the Dr. Alan L. Tharp Undergraduate Innovation Endowment in honor of Tharp, previous department chair and Alumni Distinguished Professor. The proposed endowment will provide programmatic funds, with a preference toward supporting and encouraging undergraduate research and innovation. The fundraising effort was seeded by a $12,000 gift from computer science alumna Marcia G. McLawhorn (B.S. ‘70). 

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Aug 18, 2020

Agriculture Loses Longtime Advocate Weathington

Dan Weathington, a longtime friend of NC State's College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and a key supporter of the North Carolina Plant Sciences Initiative, passed away Aug. 3. Weathington was a true ambassador and advocate for North Carolina agriculture, said CALS Dean Richard Linton. 

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May 19, 2020

Chancellor’s Aides Reflect on Unique NC State Experience

Graduating Chancellor's Aides reflect on their experiences working with Chancellor Randy Woodson, getting to know NC State's dedicated donors and understanding the efforts of University Development.  

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May 12, 2020

NC State Alumni Share a Special Message to the Class of 2020

World Series champion Trea Turner, astronaut Christina Koch, Board of Trustees chair Tom Cabaniss, Super Bowl-winning coach Bill Cowher and the Wolfpack Women in Philanthropy are just a few of the alumni, staff, volunteers and donors who teamed up to share messages of support to the graduating class of 2020. 

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May 5, 2020

Today Is #GivingTuesdayNow

Today is #GivingTuesdayNow, a global day of giving and unity as an emergency response to the unprecedented need caused by COVID-19. NC State's Student Emergency Fund addresses this need as our students struggle with income loss or unexpected costs for child care, technology and housing. Throughout the day, check out @NCState on Twitter to hear directly from the students keeping their academic progress on track due to the generosity of our donors.