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Bryan Riggsbee

May 3, 2022

Myriad Genetics’ CFO Bryan Riggsbee ’94 Named Spring Commencement Speaker

The Poole College of Management has announced Bryan Riggsbee, chief financial officer of Myriad Genetics, as the spring 2022 commencement speaker. Riggsbee graduated from the college with a bachelor’s in accounting and went on to help fund the Riggsbee Family Scholarship Endowment, which enables other NC State students to follow in his footsteps. 

Wendy Douglas

May 3, 2022

TechFides VP Wendy Douglas ’01 to Speak at Jenkins Graduate Programs Hooding Ceremony

The Poole College of Management has announced Wendy Douglas, vice president of operations and enterprise digitization at TechFides, as the commencement speaker for the spring 2022 Jenkins Graduate Hooding Ceremony. Douglas graduated from the college with a master’s in management and has supported NC State’s Extraordinary Opportunity Scholarship Initiative, the Poole College of Management General Scholarship Endowment, the PCOM Faculty Enrichment Fund and other philanthropic programs since then. 

Vitus Putra

Apr 26, 2022

Ambassador for Optimism

Goodnight Scholar Vitus Putra prepares to graduate this May with a degree in computer science. During his four years at NC State, he not only challenged himself academically but also grew as a person, helped others through service and enriched the lives of those around him with his upbeat, positive outlook on life. 

Mohamed Mansour

Apr 26, 2022

Philanthropist and Entrepreneur Mohamed Mansour to Address Spring 2022 Graduates

The NC State class of 2022 will celebrate their academic achievements during the spring commencement ceremony at PNC Arena on Saturday, May 7, at 9 a.m. NC State alumnus Mohamed L. Mansour, an internationally distinguished business leader, entrepreneur and philanthropist, will deliver the commencement address. 

Lauren Kent on the mat

May 24, 2021

Setting the Bar(s) High

Scholarship support helped Lauren Kent ’21 excel in the classroom and in competition as a business administration major and four-time All-EAGL Scholastic Team gymnast. 

Sydney Floryanzia in a sunny garden

May 11, 2021

Home Is Where the Pack Is

Though Sydney Floryanzia ’21 originally wondered if NC State was too close to home, she found numerous opportunities to grow and expand her horizons as a chemical engineering major, thanks to private support. 

Giovanny Hernandez working on a project in a lab with an instructor.

May 10, 2021

The Gift That Keeps On Giving

Giovanny Hernandez was inspired to teach by his time spent tutoring friends in high school. Now, with the help of a special scholarship, this College of Education standout is preparing to graduate and become a full-time educator. 

Dhuru Patel portrait in graduation gown

May 3, 2021

A Healthy Pursuit

With scholarship support, College of Sciences senior Dhuru Patel embraced a range of academic, extracurricular and service opportunities that cemented his decision to pursue a medical career and his determination to give back. 

Matthew Byington posing on rock formations

Jul 28, 2020

Graduation to Vocation: Developing Testing Standards for Sustainable Materials

Matthew Byington, a College of Natural Resources scholarship recipient, plans to attack environmental issues at their source in order to protect the wild places he loves. 

The Solomon Scholars pose with Mr. and Ms. Wuf inside Reynolds Coliseum

Jun 16, 2020

College of Sciences Honors 2020 Solomon Scholar Graduates

Meet four outstanding members of the Daniel L. Solomon Scholars Program who completed their NC State degrees this spring. The program, which is currently made up of 19 named scholarships, honors the college’s inaugural dean who spent more than 30 years at NC State before retiring in 2015. Solomon Scholars are selected based on academic achievement, scientific leadership qualities and distinctive life experiences.