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fireworks around the Memorial Belltower

Jan 18, 2022

NC State Fundraising Campaign Comes to an Extraordinary End

After five incredible years, NC State’s Think and Do the Extraordinary Campaign has come to a close. This historic fundraising effort saw more than 1,300 new scholarships and fellowships endowed, 104 distinguished professorships created and more. All told, the university’s friends and alumni donated $2,103,932,120 toward its ongoing success. 

Craig Yencho

Jan 14, 2022

Protecting Our State’s New Rural Cash Crop

Sweetpotato acreage in America has been growing in recent years, particularly in North Carolina, which is by far America’s largest producer of sweetpotatoes. NC State’s Craig Yencho, a William Neal Reynolds Distinguished Professor of Horticulture, has been one of the leading researchers stimulating this specialty crop’s growth — and, in turn, North Carolina’s agricultural economy. 

Wolf Plaza in the spring

Dec 21, 2021

Dogwood Health Trust Pledges $2 Million To Support the Institute for Emerging Issues’ Effort To Increase Digital Literacy and Access Across North Carolina

NC State’s Institute for Emerging Issues has been awarded a $2 million grant from the Dogwood Health Trust in support of the Building a New Digital Economy in NC (BAND-NC) program. The grant will support community-based efforts to increase the number of people with internet access in their homes in North Carolina’s 18 westernmost counties and the Qualla Boundary. 

Katie Maloney, second from left, welcomes Wolfpack VIPs to her lab at Novozymes. From left are Richard Linton, dean of NC State's College of Agriculture and Life Sciences; Maloney; Novozymes' Vanessa Rising and Sonia Su; and NC State Chancellor Randy Woodson.

Dec 21, 2021

Full Circle: Food Scientist Katie Maloney’s NC State Ties

A lifelong Wolfpack fan with bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees from NC State, Katie Maloney mentors students in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences’ Department of Food, Bioprocessing and Nutrition Sciences. She also supports the college as a guest speaker, adjunct faculty member, donor and much more, which led to her being recognized as one of its 2021 Outstanding Alumni. 

The wolf wood sculpture in Talley Student Union

Dec 21, 2021

‘Traveling While First in The Pack‘ Empowers First-Generation Students To Study Abroad

The Study Abroad Office is working diligently to make study abroad a reality for as many students as possible. Scholarship support and other resources are helping more first-generation students embark on this extraordinary experience. 

George and Rhoda Kriz

Dec 14, 2021

George and Rhoda Kriz Provide Faculty With Worldwide Opportunities

George and Rhoda Kriz are thankful that they could travel as much as they did while working for NC State and want to give current faculty members the chance as well. The George J. and Rhoda W. Kriz Faculty Study Leave Endowment is doing just that, allowing them to take scholarly leave in order to work in other parts of the world. 

Check presented to IEI by SECU

Dec 7, 2021

SECU Foundation Supports IEI’s Digital Literacy and Access Efforts

The Institute for Emerging Issues at NC State is pleased to announce a $225,000 grant from the SECU Foundation to support its Building a New Digital Economy in NC (BAND-NC) initiative. The program, launched in June 2020, is designed to increase the number of people with Internet access in their homes with the goal of making North Carolina the first state in the nation in which every county has a digital inclusion plan in place. 

Dick-Robb speaking at a podium

Nov 30, 2021

One of Our Own: The Life and Legacy of Dick Robb

Dick Robb never attended NC State, but the honorary alum proved his commitment to the Wolfpack in word and deed by touching the lives of countless NC State students through his work with the Park Scholarships program and his service on the Board of Trustees. 

Hailey Hammonds

Nov 23, 2021

Goodnight Spotlight: Hailey Hammonds

The Goodnight Scholars program is helping Hailey Hammonds develop into someone confident about her path in life. Learn more about this chemistry major. 

National Park Service Guide Taylor Richardson

Nov 23, 2021

Five Questions With National Park Service Guide Taylor Richardson

Taylor Richardson ’19 graduated with a degree in parks, recreation and tourism management with a concentration in parks and natural resource recreation and now serves as a park guide for the National Park Service. Through the College of Natural Resources Enrichment Fund, she received funds to support an Alternative Service Spring Break trip to Hoonah, Alaska, while studying at NC State.