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close up of small bells in the belfry

May 10, 2021

The First Five

As we celebrate the dedication of Henry Square and reopening of the Memorial Belltower, learn more about the first five bells cast and their donors through first-person accounts and family memories. 

Apr 27, 2021

Has Your (Belltower) Story Been Tolled?

The Memorial Belltower is one of NC State’s most Hallowed Places, a reminder of the Wolfpack that has roamed these bricks for decades, and the Pack that will follow long into the future. Originally built to honor the alumni killed in World War I and now honoring everyone who has served and sacrificed in the military,… 

Prashant Prabhu

Dec 1, 2020

Prashant Prabhu Receives Distinguished Alumni Award

Prashant Prabhu’s decision to move to the United States from India for his graduate education culminated in two degrees from the Wilson College of Textiles and a 35-year career with the Michelin Group. Now a mentor and generous supporter of the college, Prabhu was recently recognized with this year’s Distinguished Alumnus Award. 

Mu Omicron alumnae posing for a picture at homecoming in 2015

Oct 27, 2020

Lighting the Torch for Future Students

Five NC State alumnae have created a scholarship in honor of the 45th anniversary of the founding of the Mu Omicron chapter of Delta Sigma Theta. 

The memorial belltower lighted red.

Oct 27, 2020

College Honors Outstanding Achievements at 2020 Awards Ceremony

The College of Sciences recently recognized three alumni and friends and one student for their outstanding achievements and contributions. Learn more about the professional accomplishments, voluntarism and philanthropy of Meredith Williams, Bill Trent and Ellison Anne Williams, as well as the achievements of Gino Fernandes, a senior in microbiology who spoke at Red and White Night 2019. 

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. 

Natalie Truby, Student Excellence Award; Maggie LaPlante, Zenith Medal for Service; Nancy Ridenhour, Distinguished Alumnus Award; Jamal Moss, Outstanding Young Alumnus Award; and Grant Barkley, Student Excellence Award

Sep 8, 2020

Park Profile: Nancy Ridenhour

Alumna and 2020 Watauga Medalist Nancy Ridenhour has been an important part of the Park Scholarships program for decades, having served as a selection committee member for 25 years, regional selection committee leader and donor. Learn more about how she came to be involved with the program. 

Melanie Conklin holding a signed copy of her novel

Aug 25, 2020

Melanie Conklin ’00 Writes Her Own Story

Melanie Conklin has taken the skills she learned as a member of the inaugural class of Park Scholars and applied them in not one but two exciting careers. With the program now entering its 25th year, she expects even greater results from the next generation of Park Scholars. 

belltower through branches

Aug 11, 2020

Julie Smith ’06 Named to UNC System Executive Leadership Institute

Park Scholarships alumna Julie Smith '06 graduated summa cum laude with the designation of valedictorian from NC State with a bachelor’s degree in political science and a minor in environmental science. Now the assistant vice chancellor for external affairs, partnerships and economic development at NC State, Smith has been selected to participate in the first cohort of the UNC System Executive Leadership Institute. 

Tracy Hanner peering through a microscope alongside a young Black student

Aug 4, 2020

With New Scholarship, CVM Alum Hanner’s Strong Voice for Inclusion Grows Ever Louder

Tracy Hanner, the CVM's first Black graduate, has spent his career pushing for diversity in veterinary medicine. With a new scholarship in his name created by the the North Carolina Association of Minority Veterinarians -- which reached its fundraising goal in a week -- Hanner continues to make a difference for students.