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The Belltower as seen from porch of Holladay Hall

Jul 26, 2021

Trustees Welcome New and Returning Members, Elect Officers

NC State’s Board of Trustees recently welcomed three new members and three reappointed members, along with electing officers for 2021-22. 

The Memorial Belltower and the American flag on a cloudless day

Apr 26, 2021

Acker Named Interim Director of the Shelton Leadership Center

Debbie Acker, senior associate director for operations and academic programs at the Shelton Leadership Center (SLC), has been named the center’s interim director, effective May 1. She will replace Barbara Mulkey, who is retiring. Acker has served in her current position since March 2019 and has been part of the center and its programs since its inception in 2003. In her role, she is responsible for managing SLC operations for all budgets and providing supervision over program areas. She assists the director with oversight of the SLC’s board of advisors, fund development and special projects related to grants and contracts. 

2021 Sisterhood Celebration

Mar 15, 2021

Sisterhood Celebration Provides Reflections on ‘Normal Never Was’

This year’s NC State Sisterhood Celebration brought together nearly 250 members of the campus community to celebrate the achievements of women while acknowledging the challenges and hardships of the past year. The celebration, with a theme based on the writings of poet, activist and author Sonya Renee Taylor, was sponsored by the Council on the Status of Women and the Women’s Center. Learn more about the event and the Equity Award for Women nominees, which included University Advancement’s Christina Walker. Walker was recognized for her work leading the establishment of the Wolfpack Women in Philanthropy. 

The NC State gateway.

Mar 1, 2021

Honoring Faculty Scholars

NC State’s faculty engage in the highest level of educational excellence, which makes the university stand out among its peers. To recognize some of those faculty, Chancellor Randy Woodson established the University Faculty Scholars program in 2012. Meet some of the current and past years’ classes of scholars. 

staff members clean up a trail while wearing face coverings

Sep 1, 2020

A Different Kind of Summer

Park Scholar Madison Mueller was one of many members of the Pack impacted by COVID-19 this summer. Read along as she and others from our student body, faculty and staff recount their unusual offseason. 

Joshua PIerce in the lab

Aug 18, 2020

New Program Drives Research and Training in Chemistry and Life Sciences

A new program led by the College of Sciences is bringing together 40 faculty from across NC State to focus on innovative research and training at the intersection of chemistry and life sciences. The Chemistry of Life program will seed innovative, interdisciplinary research projects in molecular-focused areas ranging from synthetic chemistry and synthetic biology to chemical biology and biochemistry. Joshua Pierce, LORD Corporation Distinguished Scholar and associate professor of chemistry, led its development. 

belltower through branches

Aug 11, 2020

Julie Smith ’06 Named to UNC System Executive Leadership Institute

Park Scholarships alumna Julie Smith '06 graduated summa cum laude with the designation of valedictorian from NC State with a bachelor’s degree in political science and a minor in environmental science. Now the assistant vice chancellor for external affairs, partnerships and economic development at NC State, Smith has been selected to participate in the first cohort of the UNC System Executive Leadership Institute. 

Dianne Dunning and Steve Marks pose in their masks and coats of excellence

Aug 11, 2020

Dunning Honored for Forward-Thinking CVM Leadership

As associate dean for advancement, which includes both the fundraising and communications teams at the NC State College of Veterinary Medicine, Dr. Dianne Dunning brings a wealth of knowledge about science, public health and the human-animal bond to her duties. Recently, Susan and Randy Ward honored Dunning with a Coat of Excellence in recognition of "the value she brings to us, to the state and to the health of animals.” 

exterior of nelson hall

Aug 4, 2020

Poole College Welcomes Brian Clark as the New Executive Director of Development and External Relations

Poole College of Management has named Brian Clark as its executive director of development and external relations. Clark will work with the college dean and the assistant vice chancellor of university development to plan, direct and implement fundraising goals and major gift programs, among other focuses. Clark, an alumnus of NC State and former professional football player, was most recently director of major gifts at the Wolfpack Club. 

Julie Swann speaking at a podium

Jul 28, 2020

All Systems Go

From her active research on pandemic disease spread to leadership as the head of the Fitts Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering, A. Doug Allison Distinguished Professor Julie Swann thinks beyond boundaries and puts solutions into action to build a better world.