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Month: February 2020

Kalysha Clark sits in front of a window

Feb 25, 2020

Stepping Out Front

Kalysha Clark Wall is a proud two-time alumna of NC State who's now a high school teacher impacting the next generation. As the first member of her immediate family to attend college, she traveled a road that wasn't always smooth, but the journey helped her find her voice as an advocate for other students in need of support. The Lexington native wants you to understand their struggles. 

Bob Jordan smiling at Board of Trustees meeting

Feb 25, 2020

In Memoriam: Bob Jordan

Alumnus Bob Jordan, who served North Carolina as a public official and business leader, died earlier this month. Jordan is remembered for his unwavering support of NC State for more than 60 years. He was a member and chair of the university’s Board of Trustees, among other roles, and his service and philanthropy earned him two of NC State's top honors: the Watauga Medal, for service, and the Menscer Cup, for philanthropy. 

hunt library exterior

Feb 25, 2020

Goodnight Scholars Program Selects Finalists for Class of 2024

The Goodnight Scholars Program at NC State revealed 100 finalists who will participate in its Finalist Interview Day this weekend. 

The Carson family posing around a big cardboard check for Connies fund

Feb 25, 2020

The Gift of Opportunity for NC State Students

When Connie Carson arrived at NC State as a first-generation college student, student affairs programs and intramural sports provided her with the community she needed to succeed. Through a generous planned gift and annual giving contributions to establish the Connie L. Carson Student Experience Fund and further strengthen the Wolfpack Club's Student-Athlete Engagement And Leadership Fund, Carson is ensuring future first-year students find their place in the Pack. 

Samantha Zurlinden poses outside of the CVM Hospital with her rat terrier mix

Feb 25, 2020

Annable Scholarship Brings a Dream Within Reach

The Annable Scholarship is helping veterinary student and mother Samantha Zurlinden pursue her dreams of bettering the lives of shelter animals. Established with a gift from Ross and Michele Annable and matched by the R.B. Terry Charitable Foundation, the scholarship provides need-based support and encourages recipients to volunteer to serve animals in their communities.  

students in hard hats and vests being briefed before touring a waste treatment facility

Feb 25, 2020

Immersion Experiences Bring Engineering to Life

Students in the Department of Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering benefit from "real world" site experiences hosted by alumni and corporate partners. 

Leonard Stefanski smiling

Feb 25, 2020

Stefanski Named Chair of AAAS Statistics Section

Leonard Stefanski, head of NC State’s Department of Statistics and the R.A. Fisher Distinguished Professor of Statistics, was recently elected as chair of the statistics section of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). Stefanski has been on the NC State faculty since 1986 and is well known for his work in measurement error modeling. 

Caldwell Fellow trek through the snow Sierra Nevada Mountains

Feb 25, 2020

New World Leaders

International students form a key component of the Caldwell Fellows Program at NC State. 

William Upchurch listening to members of the Farm Management Program

Feb 25, 2020

Partner Profile: NC Tobacco Trust Fund Commission

Former president of the CALS Alumni and Friends Society William Upchurch Jr. discusses the partnership between the NC Tobacco Trust Fund Commission and the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. The commission has helped support numerous projects at the college, including creating skills courses in community colleges to enhancing local farmers markets and developing the greenhouse vegetable industry. 

Charlie and Marty Coe outside their home

Feb 25, 2020

In Memoriam: Charlie Coe

Charles K. Coe, professor emeritus of public administration and an outstanding member of NC State's faculty for 28 years, passed away Feb. 5. He and his wife Marty felt strongly about supporting faculty research and graduate students. They created a bequest to enhance research within the School of Public and International Affairs.