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Work being done on the Plant Sciences Building

Sep 13, 2021

A Refreshed Campus

As more students, staff and faculty returned to NC State’s campus this fall, they got a look at a number of new and transformed facilities, many of which have benefited from philanthropy. 

Fitts-Woolard Hall

Jul 26, 2021

Fitts-Woolard Hall is Driven by Alumni Support

Fitts-Woolard Hall, the College of Engineering’s newest building on Centennial Campus, opened last summer and is becoming busier by the month. During the spring semester, more students attended classes in person in the facility, laboratories started cranking up and faculty and staff members began unpacking in their new offices. Meet Lisa Cook and Hans Warren, two of the more than 300 alumni donors who have supported the building, and learn more about why they give. 

Fitts-Woolard Hall

Jul 5, 2021

The Right Space

Fitts-Woolard Hall provides the environment that engineering faculty members and students need to succeed. 

The Whitehurst family at the groundbreaking ceremony for the NC Plant Sciences Building

Jun 7, 2021

Building an Entryway to Knowledge

As a third-generation alumnus of NC State, Jim Whitehurst ’87 has been part of the Wolfpack community since he can remember. Now, the Whitehurst family and employees of Coastal AgroBusiness Inc., for which Jim serves as president and CEO, have made a gift to name the seminar room in the groundbreaking NC Plant Sciences Building. The building will serve as the home for the NC Plant Sciences Initiative: a massive new research effort that brings together crop scientists, economists, engineers, data scientists and experts from other disciplines to solve the world’s grandest challenges in agriculture. 

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. 

Tom Miralia and Edward Weisiger Jr.

Dec 1, 2020

Fitts-Woolard Hall Effort is Powered by Alumni Giving

Fitts-Woolard Hall, the College of Engineering’s newest building on NC State’s Centennial Campus, opened this summer, but the fundraising effort continues. Meet two of the more than 300 alumni who have contributed: Tom Miralia and Edward Weisiger Jr. 

Fitts-Woolard Hall

Nov 17, 2020

The Long History of a Brand-New Building

Learn more about the College of Engineering’s new Fitts-Woolard Hall and its impact on the industrial and systems engineering programs. 

Bill Collins talking to visitors in a tobacco field

Oct 13, 2020

Collins Continues Support for Agricultural Innovation

William Collins Sr. has made his mark on NC State in many ways. He was a renowned Extension tobacco specialist, a natural teacher and pioneering researcher and has volunteered for University Advancement. The 2018 Watauga Medalist is also a philanthropist who, with his wife, Ann Collins, has endowed a professorship among other gifts. Now, he has made yet another mark on the college and university as a donor by naming a room in the Plant Sciences Building. 

Patricia Curtis poses in front of a red wall in Talley

Sep 8, 2020

Curtis Appointed to USDA Food Safety Advisory Committee

The USDA has appointed NC State College of Agriculture and Life Sciences’ Patricia Curtis to the National Advisory Committee on Meat and Poultry Inspection (NACMPI). Since 2017, Curtis has served as head of the Prestage Department of Poultry Science. 

Stacks of packing boxes ready for moving Mann 100 contents.

Sep 1, 2020

Moving Out, Moving In, Moving Forward

Learn more about the Department of Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering's move into Centennial Campus' newest building, Fitts-Woolard Hall. One of the first areas to be shifted in August was the Construction, Materials and Mechanics Laboratory, usually referred to simply as Mann 100. David Johnston, Edward I. Weisiger Distinguished Professor Emeritus, has been overseeing the move.