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Author: Taylor Pardue

Eric Cranford standing in front of a Seahawk helicopter

Sep 13, 2021

Not Self But Others

Lt. Cmdr. Eric Allen Cranford ’92 lost his life while serving in the Pentagon on Sept. 11, 2001. Twenty years later, his spirit of generosity and determination lives on through a scholarship created in his memory. 

Pullen Society certificates were presented to new members during the 2021 induction event.

Sep 6, 2021

Pullen Society Welcomes Two Induction Classes in 2021 Event

COVID-19 kept the giving organization from meeting in 2020, but that just made this year’s induction event doubly special. 

microphone at WKNC

Aug 23, 2021

Foundation Funding Helps WKNC 88.1 Keep On Keeping On

A grant from the NC State University Foundation is enabling the Pack’s student-run radio station to repair and repaint its transmission tower. Listeners on campus and far beyond will benefit as a result. 

The copper wolves at Wolf Plaza

Jul 26, 2021

New Fund Helps NC State Students Overcome COVID-19 Educational Impacts

The North Carolina GlaxoSmithKline Foundation has announced the creation of a Hardship Fund to increase its ongoing support of NC State’s Community College Collaboration program. This grant addendum will assist students in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics who have been financially impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Giovanny Hernandez working on a project in a lab with an instructor.

May 10, 2021

The Gift That Keeps On Giving

Giovanny Hernandez was inspired to teach by his time spent tutoring friends in high school. Now, with the help of a special scholarship, this College of Education standout is preparing to graduate and become a full-time educator. 

marching cadets reunite to see their bell

May 10, 2021

Marching Into History

For NC State’s Marching Cadet Fraternity, the Memorial Belltower is an abiding reminder of those who serve and have served. Now, through the Cadets’ special bell, the fraternity’s contributions to the university will ring out for others to hear far into the future. 

Professor Sunkyu Park

Mar 29, 2021

Progress at the Pump

Professor Sunkyu Park, who has deep NC State roots, is working to turn waste from the pulp and paper industry into the biofuel of the future. Boosted by private support, his research could revolutionize the energy industry — in more ways than one. 

Rome Williams

Mar 22, 2021

Extraordinary Opportunity: Rome Williams

NC State defensive tackle Rome Williams is the recipient of a new type of financial aid that allows him to play for the Pack while preparing for life after football. The only thing more impactful than this student-athlete is his scholarship. 

College of Education banners

Mar 22, 2021

It Still Takes a Village

A new scholarship is helping an increasingly diverse group of educators prepare for increasingly diverse classrooms. Students all across North Carolina will benefit as a result. 

Will Gibson

Mar 15, 2021

Extraordinary Opportunity: Will Gibson

A new type of scholarship enabled Will Gibson to become the latest member of his family to join the Pack. Thanks to NC State’s numerous learning possibilities, the sky is the limit on where he goes from here.