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Author: Lisa Coston Hall

the Washington family posed together at Vaughn Towers

Aug 23, 2021

A Transformational Gift to Strengthen Community

Alumni Dewayne and Adama Washington are giving back to athletics and the College of Humanities and Social Sciences in order to expand opportunities and support for students, particularly those from groups underrepresented in higher education. 

From left: Chancellor Randy Woodson and College of Engineering Dean Louis Martin-Vega with Deb and Ed Fitts, recipients of the 2019 Darrell and Carolyn Menscer Cup.

Jun 15, 2021

NC State University Foundation Board Presents Godwin Award and Menscer Cup

The NC State University Foundation Board recently presented its annual awards to recognize those who go above and beyond in their service, leadership, advocacy and generosity in support of NC State. Steven D. “Steve” Schuster was posthumously honored with the Jerry and Elizabeth Godwin Red Torch Award, while Ed and Deb Fitts received the Darrell and Carolyn Menscer Cup. 

Tom Gurin playing the Memorial Belltower carillon

May 24, 2021

Ring Those Bells: A Carillon Q&A

Learn more about NC State’s new 55-bell carillon — and carillons in general — from the first person to play it, carillonneur Tom Gurin. 

Lauren Kent on the mat

May 24, 2021

Setting the Bar(s) High

Scholarship support helped Lauren Kent ’21 excel in the classroom and in competition as a business administration major and four-time All-EAGL Scholastic Team gymnast. 

portrait of Helen Huang

Apr 26, 2021

A Perfect Fit

The Jackson Family Distinguished Professorship in Biomedical Engineering reflects donor Jerry Jackson’s decades of NC State support and bolsters faculty member Helen Huang’s work to improve lives. 


Apr 12, 2021

Sischo To Serve On Philanthropic Commission

NC State’s vice chancellor for university advancement was selected for his extraordinary commitment to higher education. His work promises to benefit faculty and students in North Carolina and beyond. 

Elin Gabriel taking notes at a panel

Dec 1, 2020

Women Giving Back, Together

Wolfpack Women in Philanthropy hopes to engage women across disciplines, generations and giving levels in support of NC State. As part of Giving Tuesday on Dec. 1, they’re helping share information about the Women’s Center Survivor Fund. 

close up of the metal beams holding the bells together

Nov 17, 2020

Timeless, With a Modern Touch

About 15 months ago, a construction fence went up around NC State’s Memorial Belltower. Now, the restoration and completion of this Hallowed Place — built to honor alumni lost in World War I, and a symbol and rallying point for the university — is almost finished. 

The belltower on a cloudy day

Sep 22, 2020

Need-Based Scholarship Initiative Gets $5 Million Boost

NC State's Extraordinary Opportunity Scholarship Initiative is gaining momentum via $2.5 million gifts from alumnus Steve Angel and an anonymous donor, bolstering a matching-funds pool to inspire others. 

Bells on the bed of a truck

Aug 18, 2020

A Welcome Week for Bells

The Memorial Belltower enjoyed a Wolfpack Welcome Week of its own, and we got a peek. Twenty-three more bells arrived on Aug. 11 as part of the ongoing completion and restoration project — including the very smallest bell that bears the signature Wolfie and measures just over 6 inches in diameter.