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Month: September 2020

new nc state foundation board chair mike constantino and his wife lori

Sep 29, 2020

New NC State Foundation Chair is Leading by Example

Helping NC State students is a deeply personal endeavor for Mike Constantino. The recipient of financial aid himself as an undergrad, Mike has spent his career and, now, retirement paying it forward to other members of the Pack. 


Sep 29, 2020

NC State Continues to Climb in National Rankings

NC State gains ground in the 2021 U.S. News ranking of America's best colleges. The university has moved up nine spots in the past five years, driven largely by student success. In another metric, the percentage of alumni providing financial support to the institution ticked up to 10.7%. 

Ebony Jones portrait

Sep 29, 2020

Strength in Diversity: Jones Awarded First Hanner Scholarship

Tracy Hanner, the College of Veterinary Medicine’s first Black graduate, has advocated for diversity and inclusion in the veterinary profession for decades. Now, Ebony Jones, the inaugural recipient of the Hanner Scholarship, is helping to pick up his mantle. 

4-H students wearing face coverings pose with a check outside of the 4-H learning center

Sep 29, 2020

Generous Grants from SECU Foundation Bolster 4-H, FFA Camps

The North Carolina State Employees’ Credit Union Foundation has awarded $50,000 in grants to ease the extreme financial impact of a missed season of summer camp on NC State Extension’s Millstone 4-H Camp and the North Carolina FFA Center. 

Day of Giving Stronger as a Pack logo over image of Belltower

Sep 29, 2020

College of Sciences Raises More Than $2 Million on Record-Breaking Day

Generous donors from around the globe contributed nearly $2.3 million to the College of Sciences as part of NC State’s Day of Giving: Stronger as a Pack fundraising event on Sept. 16. The 24-hour event was designed to unite the Wolfpack in support of our students and show the strength of our community. 

a map showing the Kenan Fellows Program 2020-21 recipients' locations

Sep 29, 2020

Merck Grant Supports Kenan Fellows Program

Thanks to a generous grant from the Merck Foundation, the Kenan Fellows Program for Teacher Leadership is partnering with the Environmental Protection Agency to provide selected educators with a statewide perspective of environmental and agricultural issues while they examine and deepen their understanding of these same issues in Durham. 

Ednah Sangaka sitting outside of Talley

Sep 29, 2020

Goodnight Spotlight: Ednah Sangaka

When Ednah Sangaka moved from Kenya to North Carolina, her previous credits didn't carry over and she started her educational path over at Durham Technical Community College. Thanks to the Community College Collaboration and the Goodnight Scholars Program, she is now fulfilling her dream of completing her undergraduate degree at NC State.  

Robert Handfield portrait

Sep 29, 2020

Finding the Best Way to Get COVID-19 Test Kits Where They’re Needed

Researchers are developing a computational model that can be used to identify the best allocation plans for distributing COVID-19 test kits to hospitals, clinics and relevant state agencies. The work is being done with support from a one-year, $600,000 grant from the National Institute for Innovation in Manufacturing Biopharmaceuticals (NIIMBL). Principal investigator is Rob Handfield, Bank of America University Distinguished Professor of Operations and Supply Chain Management in NC State’s Poole College of Management. 

Jennifer Smith sitting on a bench with a small white dog

Sep 29, 2020

Scholarship Endowment Celebrates Education’s Everlasting Impact

Jennifer Smith and her husband, Tom, have established the Richard V. Hodges Scholarship Endowment at the NC State College of Veterinary Medicine in memory of her father. In addition to recognizing the importance her father placed on education, the scholarship reflects Smith’s commitment to animal welfare as a longtime advocate for animal rescue organizations. 

Jonina Wrenn in front of mountains in Peru

Sep 29, 2020

Park Profile: Jonina Wrenn ’20

Park Scholar alumna Jonina Wrenn came to NC State because of how welcomed she felt by the university and the Park Scholarships program. Now, she's taking what she learned from both and sharing it with future Park Scholars in this informative Q&A.