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Mr Wuf and Tim Humphrey in his IBM office

Jul 19, 2022

What Leadership Looks Like

A new planned gift from NC State Board of Trustees member Timothy Humphrey ’96 increases the impact of an endowment he created to support Women and Minority Engineering Programs — and its impact on students. 

Osher Lifelong Learning Institute volunteers Sheila (second from left) and Robert (far right) host Korean students for dinner at their home.

Jun 27, 2022

Conversation and Coffee, International Style

Last fall, NC State’s Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, an ongoing education program aimed at adults over the age of 50, asked for volunteers to commit to meeting one-on-one with an international student monthly for one hour to help them improve their English conversational skills. Within a week, 20 pairs had been matched, and the program has proven quite successful. 

Tim Allen, Christine Browning, Ignacio Bunster-Ossa, Britt Davis, Jason Forney, Brian Leonard, ClayVon Lowe, Heather Rowell, Charles L. “Chuck” Travis, III.

Oct 26, 2021

Meet the New Members of the College of Design’s Leaders Council

These select alumni and friends in design-related professions across the country will support the college in its ongoing mission to become the top public interdisciplinary design college in the U.S. 

Ray Odierno

Oct 26, 2021

Ray Odierno, Alum Who Served as Top Army General, Dies

Retired Army Chief of Staff Raymond T. Odierno, a four-star general who led multinational forces in the Iraq War and reshaped the way U.S. troops are trained and deployed, died of cancer on Oct. 8. Odierno earned a master’s degree in nuclear effects engineering from NC State and generously supported the university in a variety of ways, including serving as the chair of the university’s Board of Visitors and a member of the Board of Trustees. 

Design Leaders Council logo

Jun 14, 2021

Diversifying Leadership: College of Design Leaders Council to Begin Recruitment

The College of Design’s Leaders Council has begun an effort to expand and diversify its membership. The volunteer group also hopes to broaden its influence through the creation of new committees. 

Clockwise: Leon Krapf, Sasha Pereira, Loulou Batta, Matt Traenkle

May 10, 2021

Meet the 2021 Mathews Medal Winners

The Mathews Medal recognizes graduating seniors who have made NC State a better place. This year’s recipients include a Goodnight Scholar committed to paying it forward, a soccer player who helped form Pack United, a campus leader who has devoted time to projects including Service Raleigh and Feed the Pack, and a Park Scholar dedicated to promoting a culture of giving within the program. 

Above, From Left to Right: Ralph Edwards, Helene Lollis, Nelson Peeler, Leah Pursell, Pamela Townsend, Dr. Gregory Washington and Deborah Young

Jan 25, 2021

Learn More About the Work of the NC State Engineering Foundation’s Board of Directors

The NC State Engineering Foundation Inc. was established in 1944 to aid and promote, by financial assistance and otherwise, engineering education and research at NC State. A board of directors made up of alumni and friends of the College of Engineering work with the foundation’s staff and the dean of engineering to set the group’s agenda. 

ClayVon Lowe, Reggie Howell and Britt Davis

Jan 15, 2021

Mirrors and Mentors: Reaching Back for the Next Generation

College of Design graduates ClayVon Lowe, Reggie Howell and Britt Davis all have unique passions and professions, but they are also connected by the mentors who have guided them. By paying the act of mentorship forward, they have formed a bond that continues to shape their own lives and careers as well as those of others. 

Judge Robert Rader

Jan 15, 2021

CHASS Honors Rader as Distinguished Alumnus

Judge Robert Rader was honored as the College of Humanities and Social Sciences’ 2020 Distinguished Alumnus during the NC State Alumni Association’s Evening of Stars Gala. Rader, who earned a bachelor’s degree in political science from the university in 1978, recently retired as Chief District Court judge after 26 years on the bench — making him the longest serving District Court judge in Wake County history. Rader has served on the Dean’s Board for the college since 2014, is a member of the Chancellor’s Circle and has supported the CHASS Dean’s Fund Endowment, which provides unrestricted funding. 

The copper wolves at Wolf Plaza

Jan 11, 2021

Meet Young Alumna Jennifer Woodson ’10

Jennifer Woodson’s passion for sustainable performance apparel brought her to NC State to pursue her graduate studies. That experience led to a number of years in the industry and the founding of her own independent consulting firm specialized in sourcing and developing textiles and materials for the apparel and accessories industry. Woodson now shares her expertise by volunteering as a graduate mentor for the Wilson College of Textiles, as well as serving as one of its regional representatives.