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people enter the Princeville 1885 mobile museum building

Sep 22, 2020

A Crash Course in Impact, Resilience and Hope

The Henry W. and Lorene R. Johnston Design + Build Program at NC State's College of Design turns architecture students into a team armed with welding torches, rotary saws and hard hats. In this new vision, students are building a museum for Princeville, America’s first town chartered by formerly enslaved people — and they’re building it on wheels. While there are other Design + Build programs across the country, there’s one thing that makes this one, supported by donor Henry Johnston, stand alone: Each project, from conceptualization to completion, takes place over the span of 11 weeks. 

virtual mosaic displaying students spelling 2024 in front of Talley

Aug 25, 2020

Meet the Newest Members of the Pack

A Park Scholar, an FFA leader, a Goodnight Scholar, a member of the Wolfpack football team and a Summer Textile Exploration Program participant are just a few of the newest members of NC State's student body. Though this year’s first-year and transfer students are facing a new kind of fall semester, they’re ready to work hard, have fun and make the most of every opportunity.   

entrepreneurship garage interior

Aug 11, 2020

Guiding Young Businesses to Success

Through the Lulu eGames, Miller Fellowship and Andrews Launch Accelerator, private support is helping entrepreneurs like Shraddha Rathod, Téa Blumer and Ritika Shamdasani use the skills they learned at NC State to grow thriving enterprises. 

Students, faculty and staff planting along a road in Princeville

Jun 23, 2020

Teamwork that Addresses Flooding Challenges

Philanthropy supports the work of NC State’s Coastal Dynamics Lab, which helps communities recover from events such as hurricanes and plan for a better future. 

Peter Batchelor portrait

May 19, 2020

College of Design Remembers Peter Batchelor

The College of Design is saddened to learn of the death of Professor Emeritus Peter Batchelor. Batchelor donated his collection of correspondence, administrative papers, urban design studies, computer printouts, doctoral papers, graphic materials and industry publications relating to his career as a professional urban planner to the NC State University Libraries. Also included are lectures and exhibition materials created by students documenting his time as a professor. 

headshot of Marvin Malecha smiling

May 12, 2020

College of Design Dean Emeritus Passes Away

The College of Design is saddened by the May 4 loss of Marvin Malecha, who served as dean from 1994 through 2015. Malecha shaped not only the campus surrounding him, but also the way students approached the concept of design. Among many other accomplishments, he established new academic programs and taught design thinking; served as an adviser on the Hunt Library project and designed the chancellor’s residence, The Point; redesigned the chancellor’s ceremonial lavalier and the university mace; and with his wife established an endowment named the Marvin and Cindy Malecha Dream Scholarship Fund, which helps students attend NC State’s Design Camp and be exposed to design at a younger age. To date, nine students have received the need-based scholarship. 

Jill Orr

Apr 13, 2020

Orr Joins College of Design as Executive Director of Development

Jill Orr, who previously led development efforts at Arts NC State, has joined the College of Design as executive director of development. In her new role, she will leverage her experience to maintain the college's fundraising momentum through the last two years of the Think and Do the Extraordinary Campaign. 

Howling wolf statue on NC State's campus

Mar 24, 2020

NC State Makes Strong Showing on ‘Power 100’ List

Chancellor Randy Woodson and a number of NC State donors and volunteers landed spots on Business North Carolina’s “Power 100” list, which, according to the magazine, cites “influential folks who are making a significant impact in their enterprises, industries and, in many cases, the broader community.” Other were named to the magazine's supplemental “icons” list of senior business leaders. 

greenway trail

Mar 3, 2020

The Urgency and Necessity for Greenways

Chuck Flink, a professor of practice in landscape architecture at NC State, as well as a volunteer and donor, sat down with the university's Abstract to explain the importance of greenways and their potential in developing cities and communities. Flink is the author of "The Greenway Imperative: Connecting Communities and Landscapes for a Sustainable Future." 

Students outside Kamphoefner Hall

Jan 21, 2020

Creating a Lasting Legacy to the College of Design

Bill Dove, a 1956 graduate of NC State's College of Design, has contributed expansively to the profession of architecture and to his alma mater. A member of the W. C. Riddick and R. S. Pullen giving societies, he has given generously to programs including Caldwell Fellows. In 1999, Dove received an award for service from the Alumni Association for his legacy of voluntarism.