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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. 

Alex Hutchens smiling in front of trees

May 17, 2022

Meet Textile Pioneer Scholar Alex Hutchens ’24

Alex Hutchens ’24 is a member of the inaugural cohort of Textile Pioneer Scholars, majoring in fashion and textile management with a concentration in brand management and marketing. Thanks to scholarship support, she’s forging her own path at NC State and at the Wilson College of Textiles. 

NC State Philanthropy Podcast lock-up

May 17, 2022

Podcast: ‘Think and Do’ In Review With Brian Sischo

On this episode of the NC State Philanthropy Podcast, we’re talking with Brian Sischo, vice chancellor for University Advancement, about our recent Think and Do the Extraordinary Campaign and how it has set the university up for a big, bold future. 

Niambé James and Kourtni Curry

May 17, 2022

‘We’re Stuck’

Niambé James ’22 and Kourtni Curry ’22 gravitated toward one another when they first met at a Goodnight Scholars event and have been inseparable ever since, having graduated with degrees in sustainable materials and technology and animal science, respectively. Niambé and Kourtni return to the location where it all started — the Court of North Carolina — to reflect on how their friendship shaped their time at NC State. 

Wolf statue against a blue sky

May 17, 2022

Park Scholarships Announces Class of 2026

The Park Scholarships program has named 42 students to its class of 2026 — the 27th class of Park Scholars. The class of 2026 represents nine U.S. states and 20 North Carolina counties, with its members including published authors and poets, dedicated tutors and mentors, decorated athletes and coaches, award-winning researchers and engineers, and talented musicians and dancers. 

Mara Melendez Baker (left) and Angie Smith

May 17, 2022

Scholarship Support Will Help Mara Melendez Baker ’23MED Achieve Goals

The Beatrice and Roy Anderson Award is enabling Mara Melendez Baker ’23MED to achieve her goals of making a difference as a counselor for students in the military community. 

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 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. 

Krispy Kreme Challenge founders and donation check

May 10, 2022

Led by Park Scholars, the Krispy Kreme Challenge Meets $2 Million Commitment

The Krispy Kreme Challenge reached its $2 million goal for UNC Children’s Hospital and the NC State Park Scholars Children’s Specialty Clinic, which is named for the scholars who started the race in 2004.