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Benny Suggs, left, receiving the Order of the Long Leaf Pine in 2017.

Dec 7, 2021

NC State Alumni Association Leader to Retire

After 11 years at the helm of NC State’s Alumni Association, Benny Suggs has entered into a phased retirement process that will culminate in his departure from the university in December 2022. The Wolfpack alumnus, Navy veteran and former Harley-Davidson executive has made a lasting impact on his alma mater as a supporter, donor, leader and more, serving as a key factor in many of the university’s successes. 

members of Alpha Phi Alpha present their scholarship to Chancellor Woodson

Nov 16, 2021

Alpha Phi Alpha Celebrates Milestone Anniversary by Giving Back

Alpha Phi Alpha marked its 50th year at NC State by raising more than $100,000 for the Black Alumni Society’s scholarships that honor the legacies of Augustus McIver Witherspoon and Lawrence Mozell Clark. 

William O'Brien sits on a wall at NC State's campus in a red Wolfpack polo.

Aug 30, 2021

A Lifetime of Commitment

William O’Brien ’81 created his legacy and boosted NC State’s through his work as an alumnus, volunteer and donor. He’s honoring his experiences with the Caldwell Fellows program by creating a new endowment through planned and current use gifts that will continue serving Caldwell Fellows far into the future. 

Clockwise: Leon Krapf, Sasha Pereira, Loulou Batta, Matt Traenkle

May 10, 2021

Meet the 2021 Mathews Medal Winners

The Mathews Medal recognizes graduating seniors who have made NC State a better place. This year’s recipients include a Goodnight Scholar committed to paying it forward, a soccer player who helped form Pack United, a campus leader who has devoted time to projects including Service Raleigh and Feed the Pack, and a Park Scholar dedicated to promoting a culture of giving within the program. 

Fitts-Woolard Hall

Apr 26, 2021

Take a Virtual Tour of Fitts-Woolard Hall

Fitts-Woolard Hall, the College of Engineering’s newest building on NC State’s Centennial Campus, opened last summer. The COVID-19 pandemic, however, has slowed the full transition into the facility and prevented alumni from visiting its extraordinary new spaces. Now, the college and the Alumni Association have teamed up to offer this online peek. 

2020 Evening of the Stars Gala announcement

Nov 24, 2020

Evening of the Stars Celebrates Extraordinary Members of the Pack

Every year, NC State’s Red and White Week includes the Evening of Stars Gala, hosted by the Alumni Association. Read the list of outstanding alumni and friends (many of them donors and volunteers) honored this year and watch the virtual ceremony. 

A group photo of the Latinx Alumni Association

Oct 27, 2020

Latinx Alumni Network Gains Traction at NC State

The NC State Latinx Alumni Network connects Latinx alumni in an effort to help increase recruitment, retention and engagement of future students — all while raising funds for a new scholarship. 

Kayelyn SImmons underwater in scuba gear

Sep 15, 2020

The Black Alumni Society’s Clark-Witherspoon Scholarships Help Two Legacies Endure

Over the course of five decades, Drs. Augustus McIver Witherspoon and Lawrence Mozell Clark made history and shaped academic life at NC State and for Black students. The Black Alumni Society's Clark-Witherspoon Scholarships have helped their pioneering influence — and their combined legacy — endure at the university for more than 30 years. 

The copper wolves at Wolf Plaza

Sep 8, 2020

A New Scholarship Is in the Works from NC State’s Latinx Alumni Network

The Latinx Alumni Network is working to fund a new scholarship and is in need of Founding Donors to make it a reality. 

NC State gateway

Jul 28, 2020

Trustees Elect New Officers, Welcome New Member

Perry Safran of Raleigh, a former president of the Alumni Association, has joined NC State's Board of Trustees. Safran is a founding partner of the Safran Law Offices and a former Raleigh City Council member. He is a longtime supporter of the university, and is a member of the Peele Lifetime Giving Society and the Pullen Giving Society. He is a 2019 recipient of the Alumni Association’s Meritorious Service Award. The board recently elected Thomas E. Cabaniss as chair, Stanhope A. Kelly as first vice chair, Edward I. Weisiger Jr. as second vice chair and Ann B. Goodnight as secretary.