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Faculty / Staff Giving

Braska Williams and family in Poe

Dec 1, 2020

College of Education Donor Spotlight: NC-MSEN Pre-College Program Director Braska Williams

Braska Williams directs a STEM pre-college program and college pipeline access program for underserved students in grades six through 12 at the Friday Institute for Educational Innovation, part of the College of Education. In addition to his work, Braska gives back to the college because he empathizes with students who are struggling to pay for their education and hopes to be able to support a student in earning their degree. 

Patty Fields sitting in a field of flowers

Aug 25, 2020

College of Education Giving Spotlight: ‘I Give in Memory of My Dad’

Patty Fields has worked at the NC State College of Education for 15 years. Giving back has always been a part of her life, and after her father passed away, she and her husband established the Robert J. Fenton Memorial Scholarship to honor his love of learning and great respect for educators. 

Ken Anderson sitting at a desk with a statue of a chicken

Aug 25, 2020

Ken Anderson: The Good Egg

Ken Anderson's 30-year career as a poultry science professor and extension specialist at NC State has led to changes in chicken management that have improved hen health and the quality and safety of eggs. He has also helped develop three endowments to further aviary research and benefit the egg industry for years to come. 

Erin Krupa headshot

Jun 16, 2020

Why I Give: College of Education’s Erin Krupa Ph.D.

Erin Krupa may have been a faculty member in the NC State College of Education for only 16 months, but she is no stranger to Poe Hall. After teaching math for four years at W.G. Enloe High School in Raleigh, she decided to earn her Ph.D. Students' firsthand accounts of the importance of scholarships in opening doors, as well as her own scholarship experience as a Teaching Fellow, inspire Krupa to give back to the college. 

copper wolves

Jun 9, 2020

Faculty and Staff Continue to Support Student Emergency Fund

What began as a pre-meeting conversation between Katharine Stewart, vice provost for faculty affairs, and NC State's associate deans for academic affairs turned into an intercollege competition benefiting students. Challenged by their associate deans, faculty and staff rallied to raise more than $93,000 for the Student Emergency Fund -- far exceeding their $25,000 goal. 

Peter Batchelor portrait

May 19, 2020

College of Design Remembers Peter Batchelor

The College of Design is saddened to learn of the death of Professor Emeritus Peter Batchelor. Batchelor donated his collection of correspondence, administrative papers, urban design studies, computer printouts, doctoral papers, graphic materials and industry publications relating to his career as a professional urban planner to the NC State University Libraries. Also included are lectures and exhibition materials created by students documenting his time as a professor. 

Tony Mitchell portrait

Apr 21, 2020

College of Engineering Remembers Tony Mitchell

Tony L. Mitchell, retired associate professor of electrical and computer engineering (ECE), assistant dean emeritus of the College of Engineering and an inaugural ECE Hall of Fame inductee in 2015, passed away April 1. Mitchell also was an alumnus, having earned a Ph.D. in ECE in 1987 on a US Air Force graduate fellowship. He was the first African American full-time student to earn that degree from NC State. Mitchell served on the Shelton Leadership Center Board of Advisors and was a member of the Chancellor's Circle giving society for several years. 

Family portrait of Mark and Kebbler Williams and their toddler son

Mar 31, 2020

Staff Giving Spotlight: Mark Williams

Mark Williams, director of information technology at NC State's College of Education, credits the college with helping him launch his career. He gives back to help support passionate future educators — like his wife, Kebbler, a 2014 graduate of the Master in School Administration program. 

Day of Giving logo over kaleidoscope belltower image

Mar 10, 2020


Last year, 6,929 donors made a difference by #GivingPack on the first-ever NC State Day of Giving. With 10,810 gifts and more than $13.6 million raised, the day furthered the momentum of NC State and our Think and Do the Extraordinary Campaign. The impact of philanthropy can be seen in every corner of campus. Learn more about the donors who support NC State, the people who benefit and how you can get involved on Day of Giving. 

Randy Foy conducting

Mar 3, 2020

An Anonymous Gift Leads to a Lasting Tribute to Randy Foy

From 1995 until 2013, Randy Foy led two student and community musician groups for the NC State Department of Music, serving as an educator and mentor. An anonymous donor has created the Randy Foy Music Scholarship Endowment to honor his memory and service.