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Faculty / Staff Giving

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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. 

Mary Chamblee

Oct 17, 2023

Giving Back to Support Mental Wellness

As first a student at NC State and now an employee with NC State Prevention Services, Mary Chamblee ’17 has a unique perspective when it comes to the importance of mental health services at the university. 

a young man in a trio cord and graduation regalia celebrates with his family

Sep 18, 2023

Powered By Passion: How Staff at NC State’s TRIO Programs Make a Difference for Students

Each day, the staff who administer NC State’s TRIO programs bring their expertise and passion to fulfill a vital purpose: supporting hundreds of first-generation and financially under-resourced students as they prepare for college and helping them thrive once they arrive. Private support helps these federal programs do more for students — and in fact, many TRIO staff are donors themselves. 

Janet Rakes talking to two other people

Aug 15, 2023

‘A Strong Ripple Effect’: Career Center’s Janet Rakes Leaves Legacy of Service

After 15 years with the Poole College of Management, Janet Rakes retired Aug. 1 as an assistant director at the Poole College of Management Career Center. She will now pursue other interests, one of them being to work with undergraduates as a volunteer. 

George and Jaclyn Hage in front of flowering trees

Apr 11, 2023

A Gift That Will Keep On Giving

Jaclyn Hage, director of development at the Wilson College of Textiles, used a gift from her grandfather to provide educational opportunities to others. The scholarship fund is just one of the ways she and her husband, George Hage ’04, are creating a legacy of empowering student success at NC State. 

Dave and Sara Doeren in front of the Tuffy logo

Mar 24, 2023

New Gift From Doerens Will Empower Student Success

A generous gift from Dave and Sara Doeren will establish OnePack Empowered, a new initiative at NC State to support students with executive functioning challenges and those who are neurodivergent. The gift represents a next step in the Doerens’ longtime, passionate advocacy and support for people with special needs. 

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. 

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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.