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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. 


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. 

Class of 2022 Dylan Inman holding up two wolfie hand signs.

May 3, 2022

Leaving a Legacy: Dylan Inman ’22 Makes a Lasting Impression

The political science and sociology double major is graduating this weekend and then off to Indianapolis to work for his fraternity, Theta Chi, as a growth specialist. But as an enthusiastic member of the Wolfpack, Inman says his long-term goal is to find a road that leads back to NC State. 

Students graduating

May 3, 2022

Pushing the Limits: Students Find Purpose, Belonging at NC State

Diego Garza Guajardo and Ednah Sangaka grew up across the world from each other, but they both found a home at NC State. Now, they’re looking ahead to graduation and beyond. 

Secretary Elizabeth Biser presenting Grace Baucom with her certificate.

May 3, 2022

NC DEQ Secretary Biser Presents Grace Baucom ’22 With Environmental Education Certificate

North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality Secretary Elizabeth S. Biser presented Park Scholar Grace Baucom ’22 with her NC Environmental Education Certificate on April 20. Grace is earning a double major in extension education and in agroecology and sustainable food systems thanks to help from the Park Scholarships program. 

Heaven Davis

May 3, 2022

Graduation to Vocation: Heaven Davis is Providing Engineering Solutions

The College of Natural Resources student will graduate this weekend with a bachelor’s degree in paper science and engineering thanks in part to a special student assistance program available in the college. A recipient of the CNR Enrichment Fund, Davis will then work as a support engineer at Solenis in Macon, Georgia.