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Bailey Pollard piloting a plane.

Jan 3, 2023

Ready to Fly High as an Alumna

Bailey Pollard entered a whole new world as a first-generation college student in NC State’s Poole College of Management. This private pilot has taken full advantage of her Extraordinary Opportunity Scholarship and set herself up to reach lofty future goals. 

The wolf wood sculpture in Talley Student Union

Jan 3, 2023

Persistence Pays Off

Whether it’s learning English or earning a college degree or surviving a near-fatal illness, Goodnight Scholar and College of Sciences graduate Jesús Vina Moreno ’22 has learned that persistence really does pay off. 

2022 graduation cap

Dec 19, 2022

First in the Pack: Meet Some of Our Newest Alumni

Graduation is a milestone to celebrate — an ending of one chapter and the beginning of another. That’s particularly true for Goodnight Scholar and fall commencement speaker Maab Aldulimy, who is excited to take what she’s learned at NC State and use it for the good of her home country through Doctors Without Borders. 

Wolf Plaza

Dec 19, 2022

Meet the Park Scholarship Fall 2022 Graduates

On Dec. 17, four of the Park Scholars put on their red graduation caps and bid farewell to their undergraduate careers at NC State. Get to know Sarah Jarrell, Kelci Cox, Trenton Embry and Daniel Toole through these bios and the accompanying Q&A. 

Starr Gibens doing the wolfie in a graduation cap.

May 17, 2022

Rising Starr

Starr Gibens is an expert at putting thought into action. The first-generation college graduate came to NC State with a list of what she wanted to accomplish, and she has done so much more as a leader, community member, scholarship recipient and advocate for her fellow students. 

Lara Rabinowitz in her graduation cap and gown in front of the Memorial Belltower at Henry Square.

May 10, 2022

Weaving a Bright Future

Private support enabled Lara Rabinowitz ’22 to study on campus and abroad during her time at NC State, all while combining seemingly different majors in seamless ways. Now, as one of the university’s most recent graduates, she’s taking her (very) unique skillset out West for an exciting new career opportunity. 

Loujain Al Samara posing a smile in front of the Belltower in her cap and gown.

May 10, 2022

A Perfect Circle

Park Scholar Loujain Al Samara ’22 pursued a broad range of experiences during her four years at NC State, and she graduates this May with a new understanding of what she has learned, how she has grown and what comes next — thanks to private support. 

Ethan Thompson

May 10, 2022

Ethan Thompson: Aiding Farmers Through Research

Ethan Thompson ’22 was the recipient of 10 scholarships during his time with the Pack, including the Herbert S. Battie Scholarship Fund, the James B. Hunt Scholarship and the NC State Fair Youth Livestock Scholarship. Now an alumnus of NC State, the biochemistry major is headed to graduate school to earn a Ph.D. 

Graduate in cap and gown walking toward the Memorial Belltower

May 10, 2022

From Orientation to Graduation, Campus Community Centers Uplift Graduates

From the first step on campus to the final stride across the graduation stage, NC State’s campus community centers celebrate and uplift the range of unique identities across the university with the support of donors. 

Alex_Blanchard

May 10, 2022

Alex Blanchard: Going the Extra Mile

Multi-scholarship recipient Alex Blanchard ’22 was prepared to graduate with a bachelor’s degree in poultry science in 2021 but realized she wanted a second degree. With help from the Frank R. Craig Memorial Scholarship, the Tom and Louise Morris Scholarship, the TT Brown Memorial Scholarship, the F. W. Cook Poultry Scholarship and more, she graduated this spring with an animal science degree as well.