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Students walking across campus

Jul 19, 2021

Anonymous Donors Provide Vital Support for Deans’ Priorities

A College of Engineering alumnus and his wife have provided a significant legacy gift that will be used by future deans to pursue priorities related to research, teaching and programmatic needs that may not be covered through other revenue sources. The couple, who wish to remain anonymous, have made a bequest through their estate plans that will provide funding to the College of Engineering discretionary funds. 

Caitlyn Sosbe

Jul 19, 2021

Howling Success: Caitlyn Sosbe Paves the Way for First-Generation Students Through Work with TRIO

One of the first things Caitlyn Sosbe did after being accepted to NC State was to get involved in the university’s TRIO Student Support Services Program, which helps students overcome class, social and cultural barriers to education. Donor support supplements federal funds to help students like Caitlyn thrive in TRIO. 

exterior shot of the GLBT center doors with the pride flag with raised fist hanging

Jun 29, 2021

Finding Your Wolfpack: The GLBT Center

Formally founded in 2007, the GLBT Center’s stated mission is to engage, develop and empower members of the gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and queer (GLBTQ) communities and their allies. In practice, it does much more. Learn more about the center's offerings, which are enhanced by the generosity of our donors. 

Psychology professor Mary Haskett, left

Jun 29, 2021

More Students Struggle With Basic Needs Due to Pandemic

After a 2017 study found an alarming rate of food insecurity and homelessness among NC State students, the university rallied to solve the problem, expanding and promoting assistance programs such as Pack Essentials. Donor support for these programs is critical as students confront the economic fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Two Juntos student workers converse with parents at the Sampson Community College Kickoff event in spring 2021.

Jun 28, 2021

Students Helping Students

During the COVID-19 pandemic, work-study students with the NC State Juntos Program have continued to motivate and inspire Latino students around the state, keeping them on track to go to college. Donor support enhances the program’s offerings. 

A man standing in an unfinished room of the new Design Center.

Jun 28, 2021

Early Champions for the New Design Center

As renovations for the Design Center at 111 Lampe Drive continue to progress, students are preparing to utilize the blank spaces for fall 2021. One company, Eastman, recently pledged a major gift to become the first partner to name a space in the new facility. 

Robert Kolbas, center, with family and friends

Jun 28, 2021

Recent Kolbas Gift Supports Students Academically and Socially

The late Robert “Bob” M. Kolbas, who passed away in June 2020, was a deeply impactful professor in NC State’s Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering for 35 years. As part of his long legacy of supporting students, he and his wife, Yan Kolbas, made a gift before his death to the Kolbas MakerSpace, an initiative he helped get off the ground in 2017 and a valuable resource for students that empowers them to create and work on electronics projects for their classes, extracurriculars and personal interests. 

Individuals with the Farm Credit Associations of North Carolina present a $30,000 check to NC State.

Jun 22, 2021

Farm Credit Associations of NC Supports Soldier to Ag Program

The Farm Credit Associations of North Carolina, the leading provider of credit to farmers and rural residents in North Carolina, has made a generous $30,000 gift to NC State’s Soldier to Agriculture Program. The five-week program — offered through the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences’ Agricultural Institute — provides in-depth career introductions and hands-on training to help veterans make the transition from military service to a career in agriculture, North Carolina’s top industry. In addition, the Farm Credit Associations of North Carolina has been named a 2021-2022 sponsor of the program. 

Clockwise: Anna (Anya) Petrova, Lindsay Wrege, Billy Dickinson, Josh Guter, and Michael Evans

Jun 14, 2021

Entrepreneurship Selects Five New Alumni for the 2021 Miller Fellowship

The Dr. Thomas Kenan Miller II Fellows Program supports newly graduated entrepreneurs who wish to pursue their venture full-time after graduation with resources and a monthly stipend. The graduates selected for this year’s cohort represent five university colleges and four unique startups, and two are also Park Scholars. 

The copper wolves at Wolf Plaza

May 31, 2021

Labcorp to Sponsor Leadership in Technology Speakers Series

Labcorp has made a multi-year commitment to serve as the sole named sponsor of the Department of Computer Science’s popular Leadership in Technology Speaker Series. The three-year sponsorship commitment runs through the end of the 2023-24 academic year and is expected to feature five to six high-profile technology leaders each year.