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Tom Ranney with the pink Invincibelle Spirit hydrangea

Mar 26, 2019

NC State Plant Breeder Wins Prestigious Scott Medal

Tom Ranney, the JC Raulston Professor with the Department of Horticultural Science, recently won the Scott Medal, a coveted award that recognizes outstanding contributions to the science and art of gardening. Ranney was honored March 17 for his passion in creating landscape plants that enhance the environment, the economy and gardens across the country. 

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Mar 19, 2019

#GivingPack: Philanthropy at Work

Each day, across NC State, students, faculty, researchers and staff encounter extraordinary experiences and opportunities made possible by donor support. Learn more about how donors who join us in our Campaign change the future for NC State — and the world. 

Tom Banks

Jan 15, 2019

Meet Our Extraordinary Sciences Faculty

Tom Banks, the LeRoy B. Martin Jr. Distinguished Professor in mathematics, uses math models to learn about cause and effect and to solve complex scientific problems. Meet Banks and other extraordinary, creative faculty from the College of Sciences. 

Nancy Ridenhour

Dec 11, 2018

Statistics Alumna Makes Pledge to Create Professorships, Scholarships

Statistics alumna Nancy Ridenhour is an expert in assessing risk. When it came time to decide how to direct her estate, she knew NC State was a sure bet. She recently made a substantial planned gift to the College of Sciences and the Park Scholarships and Caldwell Fellows programs that includes funding for professorships, scholarships and experiential learning opportunities. 

Byoungho Jin talks to students

Oct 16, 2018

Byoungho Jin Named Albert Myers Distinguished Professor in Textile Economics and Management

Byoungho “Ellie” Jin has been named the Albert Myers Distinguished Professor in Textile Economics and Management, in the Department of Textile and Apparel, Technology and Management. She comes to the College of Textiles from the Bryan School of Business and Economics at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, with nearly 20 years of experience in the field of brand marketing and global apparel retailing. 

Thomas Schaefer

Sep 4, 2018

Prominent Physicist Schaefer Named Doggett Distinguished Professor

NC State's College of Sciences has named Thomas Schaefer, a faculty member since 2003, as the Wesley O. Doggett Distinguished Professor. The professorship was established by a group of physics alumni, led by Norman Banks, David Montgomery and Lawrence Ives, to honor the late Wes Doggett, one of the first graduates of the university's Bachelor of Nuclear Engineering program and a member of the physics faculty for 35 years. The gifts were supplemented by a match from an endowment established by anonymous donors that supports the activities of a full professor in the Department of Physics. 

Joshy Gray delivers a presentation

Sep 4, 2018

Leading a Global Conversation on Deforestation Through Remote Sensing

A partnership between Edwin F. Conger Professor Dr. Erin Sills and assistant professor Dr. Josh Gray, who both work in the College of Natural Resources' Department of Forestry and Environmental Resources, is revealing never-before-seen images of Earth and providing new snapshots of deforestation patterns that can better track landscape changes over time. Accurate data is key to international discussions about tropical deforestation and climate change. 

Belltower glowing red at night in traffic

Jul 3, 2018

Two Faculty Named Goodnight Innovation Distinguished Professors

The College of Sciences recently awarded distinguished professorships to two of its outstanding scientists: Ruoying He of the Department of Marine, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences and Fred Wright of the Departments of Statistics and Biological Sciences. Their Goodnight Innovation Distinguished Professorships were made possible by a gift from longtime NC State supporters Jim and Ann Goodnight. 

Belltower through brick arch with flowers

Jul 3, 2018

Gabr Named Distinguished Professor of Civil Engineering and Construction

Dr. Mohammed Gabr, who joined the NC State faculty in 1998, is named to the professorship in the Department of Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering made possible by gifts from many groups and individuals within the construction industry and College of Engineering alumni community. His recent research interests include innovative soil improvement techniques and offshore foundation systems supporting renewable energy devices. 

Oscar Fletcher and Matthew Breen in front of painting

Jul 3, 2018

Fletcher’s Retirement Marks End of an Era at CVM

Oscar Fletcher, who served as the second dean of the NC State College of Veterinary Medicine, saw the college mature into one of the top veterinary schools in the country as a landmark gift from Randall B. Terry transformed its campus. In 2015, the Oscar J. Fletcher Distinguished Professorship in Comparative Oncology Genetics, currently held by genomics professor Matthew Breen, was created; it honors Fletcher's extraordinary contributions as an administrator and educator.