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Mu Omicron members posing on grass at homecoming

Oct 22, 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. 

Exterior shot of Witherspoon Student Center

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. 

the Poston twins posing in tuxedos

Jul 28, 2020

Small Town Values Inspire ‘Textile Twins’ Charles and Thomas Poston to Create Endowment

Life in Siler City, along with the similarly closeknit community at Wilson College of Textiles, helped prepare twins Charles and Thomas Poston '83 for successful careers in the textile industry. Recently, the brothers established the Charles and Thomas Poston Endowed Scholarship Fund at the college in order to create similar opportunities for talented students of modest means. 

C. Neill McLeod posing in front of greenery

Jul 28, 2020

Why I Give: I Believe in Continuing Education

Alumna C. Neill McLeod, who has been supporting NC State and the College of Education for 40 years, gives because of her commitment to the continuing education of adults and NC State's support of community colleges. She also gives to honor faculty who made an impact on her life. 

lettuce growing under purple light

Jul 28, 2020

Poole Alumnus is Paving the Future of Farming

Park Scholar and Poole College of Management graduate Daniel Malechuk is using the business management skills he learned at NC State to help change the way we look at farming forever. 

Lisbeth Carolina Arias standing in front of dress forms

Jul 21, 2020

Alumna Designs and Donates Masks with Farmworker Safety in Mind

NC State alumna, Caldwell Fellow and designer Lisbeth Carolina Arias’ latest project, colorful cloth masks, draws on her connections with 4-H to help protect farmworkers in North Carolina, in partnership with NC State Extension.