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College of Engineering aerial view

Jun 17, 2024

The Right Way To Ask Someone for a Million Dollars, According to a Fundraiser Who Does It for a Living

Wanda Urbanska, director of philanthropy for NC State’s College of Engineering, weighs in on how the same basic rules apply no matter what you’re raising money for. 

The Memorial Belltower podcast logo.

Jun 17, 2024

Podcast: Clyde Sorenson – NC State Alumnus, Distinguished Professor and Donor

On this episode of the NC State Philanthropy Podcast, we’re joined by Clyde Sorenson, an NC State alumnus, distinguished professor and donor, to discuss the impact of private support on his work and the university as a whole. 

Wolf Plaza in the fall

Jun 17, 2024

Goodnight Scholars Program Announces the Class of 2028 and Transfer Class of 2027

The 50 students entering the class of 2028 hail from 34 counties across the state of North Carolina. The 50 students joining the transfer class of 2027 come from 25 North Carolina counties. 

Students pose for a photo with Ms. Wuf.

Jun 17, 2024

Annual CNR Celebration Brings Donors and Scholarship Recipients Together

This spring, donors and the students they support gathered to celebrate the power of philanthropy at the 2024 Trailblazing Donor Appreciation Brunch. The interactive event, held at the Dail Club at Carter-Finley Stadium, featured just a few of the many hands-on experiences students gain throughout their time in the College of Natural Resources. 

Siobhan Pandya and Rance Poehler

Jun 17, 2024

Poole College Welcomes Two New Advisory Board Members

Siobhan Pandya, senior director of business assurance and excellence for Mary Kay Inc., and Rance Poehler, president and CEO of Toshiba Global Commerce Solutions, joined the Poole College Advisory Board this spring. Pandya and her late husband, Rupesh J. Kotiya, also established the Rupesh J. Kotiya Scholarship Endowment to provide need-based scholarships for undergraduates in the Poole College of Management. 

Suzanne T. Purrington

Jun 3, 2024

New Scholarship Established in the College of Sciences to Recruit and Support Women in STEM

Phase Change Solutions, a North Carolina-based smart materials company, has created a new scholarship in the College of Sciences aimed at recruiting and supporting women in chemistry. The gift was made in honor of the late Suzanne T. Purrington, a longtime professor of chemistry at NC State. 

Wolf Plaza

Jun 3, 2024

Park Scholarships Announces the Class of 2028

The Park Scholarships program has named 35 students to its class of 2028 — the 29th class of Park Scholars. 

Brianna Soto

Jun 3, 2024

Meet College of Education Grad Brianna Soto ’24

Goodnight Scholar and new NC State alumna Brianna Soto believes the skills she learned in the College of Education will not only help her succeed in her future career but have also prepared her to understand what others need to succeed in the workplace. 

Maya Mitchall

Jun 3, 2024

Maya Mitchall ’24: From NC State to Luxury Fashion in NYC

Maya Mitchall first realized that the Wilson College of Textiles was where she wanted to call home after sitting in on a brand management and marketing class. This spring, Mitchall, a Centennial Scholar, graduated from NC State and set out to begin her career in luxury fashion. 

Matthew Angel quote and photo

Jun 3, 2024

Catch up With a Libraries Student Scholarship Awardee: Matthew Angel

The NC State University Libraries awards a number of partial scholarships every year to outstanding Libraries student workers to support their success. Matthew Angel, a senior history major who works in the Libraries’ Special Collections Research Center, is one of them.