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Clifton Knight

Jan 5, 2021

Park Profile: Clifton Knight

Alumnus Clifton Knight discusses his volunteer role as a selection committee member and regional selection committee leader for the Northeast region for the Park Scholarships program. Knight is also currently serving on the NC State University Foundation Board. 

zoom meeting of wolfpack women in philanthropy, all holding up wolves

Dec 1, 2020

Women Giving Back, Together

Wolfpack Women in Philanthropy works to engage women across disciplines, generations and giving levels in support of NC State. As part of that mission, they’re helping share information about the Women’s Center Survivor Fund. 

Nov 10, 2020

“I Give Back Because of Our Students”: A Message of Pack Appreciation

NC State donors and volunteers virtually joined together to share how Wolfpack students inspire them to give back. 

Rashida Hodge headshot standing against brick wall

Sep 22, 2020

Engineering Alumna Hodge Recognized

NC State alumna, donor and volunteer Rashida Hodge has been named to Fortune Magazine's 40 Under 40 Technology List. 

Natalie Truby, Student Excellence Award; Maggie LaPlante, Zenith Medal for Service; Nancy Ridenhour, Distinguished Alumnus Award; Jamal Moss, Outstanding Young Alumnus Award; and Grant Barkley, Student Excellence Award

Sep 8, 2020

Park Profile: Nancy Ridenhour

Alumna and 2020 Watauga Medalist Nancy Ridenhour has been an important part of the Park Scholarships program for decades, having served as a selection committee member for 25 years, regional selection committee leader and donor. Learn more about how she came to be involved with the program. 

Brielle Papalia standing in front of greenery

Aug 18, 2020

Meet Wilson College of Textiles Young Alumna Brielle Papalia ’15

Brielle Papalia, a young alumna of the Wilson College of Textiles from Kernersville, is part of her family’s fourth generation to enter the textile industry. Now an assistant product development manager at Gap Inc. in New York, she stays connected as a Wilson College of Textiles regional representative for the Northeast, mentoring, growing the alumni network, promoting the alumni foundation and keeping alumni up to date on current events at the college. 

Pascale Meyran posing in front of a lake

Aug 18, 2020

Board Member Brings Luxury, International and Human Resources Experience

As the newest member of NC State's Global Luxury and Management (GLAM) Industry Advisory Board, Pascale Meyran brings decades of international experience as a human resources professional linked to luxury brands including Michael Kors, Jimmy Choo and Versace. She hopes to work with students to help them understand and navigate cultural differences in the workplace as well as how to work with HR departments. 

Dianne Dunning and Steve Marks pose in their masks and coats of excellence

Aug 11, 2020

Dunning Honored for Forward-Thinking CVM Leadership

As associate dean for advancement, which includes both the fundraising and communications teams at the NC State College of Veterinary Medicine, Dr. Dianne Dunning brings a wealth of knowledge about science, public health and the human-animal bond to her duties. Recently, Susan and Randy Ward honored Dunning with a Coat of Excellence in recognition of "the value she brings to us, to the state and to the health of animals.” 

The NC State gateway.

Jul 28, 2020

Trustees Elect New Officers, Welcome New Member

Perry Safran of Raleigh, a former president of the Alumni Association, has joined NC State's Board of Trustees. Safran is a founding partner of the Safran Law Offices and a former Raleigh City Council member. He is a longtime supporter of the university, and is a member of the Peele Lifetime Giving Society and the Pullen Giving Society. He is a 2019 recipient of the Alumni Association’s Meritorious Service Award. The board recently elected Thomas E. Cabaniss as chair, Stanhope A. Kelly as first vice chair, Edward I. Weisiger Jr. as second vice chair and Ann B. Goodnight as secretary. 

Steve Marks leads Chancellor Woodson on a tour through the vet hospital as a dog receives care under pandemic restrictions

Jul 28, 2020

Marks of Excellence: NC State Veterinary Hospital Leader Receives Special Honor

After taking note of Dr. Steven Marks’ singular performance under unprecedented circumstances at the NC State Veterinary Hospital, past president of the North Carolina Veterinary Medical Foundation and current board member Susan Ward and her husband Randy were moved to express their appreciation. They awarded Marks a Coat of Excellence, which honors impactful faculty clinicians, interns, residents or support staff members.