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Author: Amy Rossi

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Apr 14, 2020

A New Chapter to Honor the Memory of an Entrepreneur

Ragini and Ishwar Murarka have created the Sameer Murarka Entrepreneurship Award Endowment at NC State in memory of their son's passion for innovation and entrepreneurial spirit. 

Tim Humphrey holding his Hall of Fame statuette in front of red background

Apr 7, 2020

Engineering a More Inclusive Campus

Timothy Humphrey ’96 gives back to NC State through his time and financial gifts. He recently created two endowments within the College of Engineering and the Office of Institutional Equity and Diversity with one extraordinary goal: promoting opportunities to create a more diverse, inclusive campus. 

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Mar 24, 2020

Taking Care of Our Pack

As the impact of COVID-19 continues to evolve, many of our students are facing new and overwhelming challenges. Our alumni and friends have shown their support through gifts to the Student Emergency Fund, which makes an immediate difference for students facing unexpected financial barriers. 

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Mar 10, 2020


Last year, 6,929 donors made a difference by #GivingPack on the first-ever NC State Day of Giving. With 10,810 gifts and more than $13.6 million raised, the day furthered the momentum of NC State and our Think and Do the Extraordinary Campaign. The impact of philanthropy can be seen in every corner of campus. Learn more about the donors who support NC State, the people who benefit and how you can get involved on Day of Giving. 

Wolf icons on the Talley Student Union elevator glass wall.

Feb 11, 2020

New Chair Unites Two Colleges on the International Stage

Three-time NC State alumnus Dr. Jim Owens has created an endowed chair in international economics, to be held jointly at the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and Poole College of Management. 

Indira Gutierrez working alongside Mary Haskett and Sarah Wright as well as an additional student researcher

Jan 14, 2020

An Opportunity Multiplied

Need-based scholarship support, as well as resources from TRIO and Pack Essentials, helped Indira Gutierrez ’19 develop into a scholar, researcher and advocate dedicated to helping others. 

Starr Gibens

Nov 12, 2019

The Potential to Succeed

Through our Think and Do the Extraordinary Campaign, NC State is reaffirming our commitment to access and affordability for scholars from across North Carolina. In this video, current student Starr Gibens, alumnus Wade Moore and Krista Ringler, associate vice provost and director of scholarships and financial aid, discuss the importance of creating extraordinary opportunities at NC State. 

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Nov 5, 2019

Pack Appreciation

With a Pack of 88,000 Campaign donors behind us, the students, faculty, Extension professionals, researchers and staff at NC State are thinking beyond boundaries and doing the extraordinary. Learn more about why we’re showing our #PackAppreciation. 

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Nov 5, 2019

Quiz: How Donors Help Us Think and Do

Test your knowledge of the Think and Do the Extraordinary Campaign and learn more about how donors make a difference. 

Oct 21, 2019

Welcome Back, Pack

Our donors help make NC State an extraordinary place fueled by extraordinary people. Mark your calendar to experience our campus transformations in person during Red and White Week, taking place Nov. 3-9. This year's plans include the first Pack Appreciation Day.