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Dec 5, 2022

Podcast: Strategic Brand Management With Chris Boyer

On this episode, we’re joined by Chris Boyer, NC State’s assistant vice chancellor for strategic brand management, to discuss how sustaining the university’s brand identity is about much more than the consistent use of a logo. 

Libraries December Feed the Pack food drive infographic

Dec 5, 2022

Donate to Feed the Pack at the Libraries

⁠The Libraries’ December book display in the Hill Library Reading Commons will be focused on food insecurity, and donation bins for Feed the Pack’s most needed items will be placed by the book display shelf. 

Pamela Senegal ’93, ’95 MPA, ’11 EDD, president of Piedmont Community College. Photograph by Alli Lindenberg, courtesy of EdNC.

Dec 5, 2022


NC State’s Belk Center for Community College Leadership and Research has launched an effort to help create a pipeline to develop community college leaders from underrepresented communities. The cornerstone of that effort is the Trailblazer Profiles, highlighting the accomplishments of past and present North Carolina community college presidents and system leaders who are Black, Asian, Native American or Latinx. 

Italian Reflections. Artwork provided by Roger Manley

Dec 5, 2022

Restored Marble Sculpture Graces the Gregg Museum’s Garden

Support from Wade (’78) and Kathy Reece funded the restoration of Italian Reflections and, ultimately, the cost of installation in its beautiful new home in the Gregg Museum’s Rose Jackson and Evelyn Thiem Formal Garden, named by Jerry (’64) and Nina Jackson. 

SinnovaTek employees working in a lab

Dec 5, 2022

NC State Spinout Company Seeks to Spark Innovation, Fight Food Waste

SinnovaTek, a company co-founded by CALS research professor Josip Simunovic with aid from the Chancellor’s Innovation Fund, has now helped bring more than 100 new FDA-approved products to market. It also employs several NC State alumni, including some of Simunovic’s former students. 

Friday Institute Graduate Student Fellows David Stokes and Kat Bordewieck with their advisers, Hollylynne Lee and Gail Jones.

Nov 28, 2022

Friday Institute Selects 2022 Graduate Student Fellows

Each year, the Friday Institute for Educational Innovation selects graduate students to become Friday Institute Graduate Student Fellows. The 2022 class of fellows are researching topics that focus on increasing equity in STEM education and educating students and families about wildlife science. 

Meredith and Mark Weadon

Nov 28, 2022

Supporting the Program That Started It All

Mark and Meredith Weadon look back on their time in the Jenkins MAC program with many fond memories. That’s a big part of why they’ve stayed in touch and lent their support to the program and to the Poole College of Management since graduating. 

"A Cooling Drink" postcard

Nov 28, 2022

Bernard Unti Donates and Endows an Important Animal Studies Collection to the Libraries

Unti, who is the senior principal strategist in communications for the Humane Society of the United States, has donated a massive trove of materials to the NC State University Libraries’ Special Collections Research Center — collected through his lifelong devotion to animal protection — to form the Bernard Unti Book and Ephemera Collection on Animal Studies. Unti has also committed to endowing the collection with a financial gift to the Libraries. 

Sarah Ash

Nov 28, 2022

Giving Back to Her Pack

There is often a story or personal connection behind the gifts Sarah Ash, professor emerita for the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, has given to CALS and NC State over the years. Her Pack philanthropy began, for instance, with a gift to honor her parents. 

Steve and Frosene Zei

Nov 28, 2022

Creating a Legacy of Love, Generosity and Significance

Married for more than 60 years, Steve and Frosene Zeis have shared a lifetime of love. One of their greatest joys has been providing generous support for students, faculty and programs at Steve’s alma mater: the Wilson College of Textiles.