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Month: October 2019

red belltower at dawn

Oct 29, 2019

NC GlaxoSmithKline Grant to Support C3 Program

NC State announced a $1,064,000 investment from the North Carolina GlaxoSmithKline Foundation to expand its Community College Collaboration (C3) project, which guarantees admission to the university to qualified transfer students from several of the state's community colleges. The grant will allow expansion of the program to 150 new students per year from its current level of 120 students per year. It also will increase the number of eligible community college partners from eight to 10. 

Yussef Guerrab

Oct 29, 2019

Opportunities Adding Up

NC State senior Yussef Guerrab hopes to blend interests in math, statistics, education and public policy into a career helping others. 

exterior of nelson hall

Oct 29, 2019

Accounting for Needs

Two-time alumnus Dominick Vaccaro, who is working toward becoming a CPA, is thankful for the leadership opportunities and resources he enjoyed at NC State. 

Clay Chaney at WRAL weather desk

Oct 29, 2019

Forecast: High Probability of Success

As a child, Clay Chaney loved watching meteorologists. Now, thanks to his opportunity to attend NC State, he is one himself. 

Dorcas Mabiala sitting at a table

Oct 29, 2019

A ‘Big Red Letter’ Changed Everything

Nutrition science major Dorcas Mabiala’s extraordinary experiences at NC State have included undergraduate research and involvement with the Albright Entrepreneurs Village, University Tutorial Center and TRIO Support Services. 

Aerial of trees in mid-spring

Oct 29, 2019

New Fund Established to Promote Diversity in Forestry

Resource Management Service, one of the world’s leading managers of forest investments for institutional investors, will donate $20,000 to NC State’s Department of Forestry and Environmental Resources in the College of Natural Resources to establish the Forester of the Future Fund. Goals of the fund include helping attract and support undergraduate and graduate students from populations historically underrepresented in the forestry profession and the department. 

Carol Rahmani in front of waterfalls

Oct 29, 2019

Carol Rahmani: Giving Where Your Interests Lie

Carol Rahmani and her husband, both alumni, lived and breathed NC State for decades and always planned on giving something back to the university as a couple. After Abdul Rahmani passed away, Carol was determined to see their plans through. She has established endowments from her estate that match both her interests and those of her late husband. 

Oct 29, 2019

Shelton Speaker Series Continues with Owens

The inaugural Shelton Speaker Series, open to the campus community, focuses on how seven NC State alumni have used their university experiences to become leaders in unexpected careers. The next session on Nov. 11 will feature Dr. Jim Owens, a three-time alumnus and former chairman and CEO of Caterpillar Inc., as well as former chair of NC State's Board of Trustees. 

Griffin Lamb

Oct 29, 2019

A Q&A with Griffin Lamb

Learn more about Griffin Lamb, who joined the College of Engineering in May as assistant dean for development and college relations and executive director of the NC State Engineering Foundation, and about the college's ongoing Think and Do the Extraordinary Campaign efforts. 

hunt library exterior

Oct 29, 2019

Lecture: ‘The Commercial US Space Industry — Boom or Bust?’

On Nov. 15 at Hunt Library, NC State's Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering will host the 2019 Dr. Hassan A. Hassan Distinguished Lecture, featuring Dr. R. John Olds, CEO of SpaceWorks Enterprises Inc. The lecture series was established in 2015 through the generosity of former students, fellow faculty members and other alumni as a recognition of the late Dr. Hassan's dedication to the field of aerospace engineering.