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fireworks around the Memorial Belltower

Jan 18, 2022

NC State Fundraising Campaign Comes to an Extraordinary End

After five incredible years, NC State’s Think and Do the Extraordinary Campaign has come to a close. This historic fundraising effort saw more than 1,300 new scholarships and fellowships endowed, 104 distinguished professorships created and more. All told, the university’s friends and alumni donated $2,103,932,120 toward its ongoing success. 

Bria Cofield Wright

Jan 14, 2022

Extraordinary Difference: Bria Cofield Wright

Third-generation educator Bria Cofield Wright ’16 ’19 is able to continue her family’s proud academic tradition thanks in part to funding from NC State’s Think and Do the Extraordinary Campaign. The scholarship and fellowship recipient is now positioned for an even brighter future through support from her Pack, with her students also benefiting as a result. 

Gino Fernandes II in front of the Talley Student Union

Jan 14, 2022

Extraordinary Difference: Gino Fernandes II

Gino Fernandes II ’20, aka King Gino, is a microbiologist-rapper who discovered his passion and career path while attending NC State. By sharing his story and being an advocate for other students during the Think and Do the Extraordinary Campaign, this first-generation college student has helped raise awareness and inspire donors to create new funds such as the Extraordinary Opportunity Scholarship Initiative. 

Alaina Peoples

Jan 14, 2022

Goodnight Spotlight: Alaina Peoples

Now in her final semester at NC State, Goodnight Scholar Olivia Chiott ’22 is ready to completely immerse herself in the life of a teacher. 

Rodney Swink and Juanita Shearer-Swink

Jan 14, 2022

Bringing New Voices to the College of Design

The importance of differing perspectives in design was a major consideration for Rodney Swink and his wife, Juanita Shearer-Swink, when they established their graduate award in 2016. To design effectively for communities, both felt it was important to bring a diverse set of professionals to the table — a process that begins with bringing diverse student perspectives to the College of Design. 

Lewis Sheats interviews Lindsay Wrege and Michael Evans

Jan 14, 2022

Startup Stories: 321 Coffee

Individuals with disabilities tend to see a drop-off in career opportunities and support following high school graduation. Lewis Sheats, assistant vice provost of entrepreneurship, sits down with the founders of 321 Coffee, Lindsay Wrege and Michael Evans, to discuss how to provide employees with disabilities with a meaningful way to contribute to society. 

Katie Lawson

Dec 21, 2021

Meet Katie Lawson — an Entrepreneurship Ambassador, Scholar and Engineer

December 2021 graduate Katie Lawson’s time at NC State was marked by a wealth of extraordinary experiences: She was an Entrepreneurship Student Ambassador and Entrepreneurship Scholar, a resident at the Albright Entrepreneurs Village, a member of the Pack Motorsports Baja Racing Team and an undergraduate research assistant. 

Hannah Stoltz

Dec 21, 2021

Wilson College Rising Star Scholarship Makes Student’s Dream Job a Reality

Hannah Stoltz graduated this month with a degree from the Wilson College of Textiles and a job at Gap Inc. thanks to a scholarship that allowed her to attend a three-day conference in New York City. 

The Memorial Belltower

Dec 21, 2021

December Graduate Spotlight: Megan D’Agostino

Five Park Scholars earned their undergraduate degrees this December, with College of Sciences student Megan D’Agostino among them. The Park program caught up with Megan and her fellow new alumni to find out what experiences had the biggest impact on them during their time at NC State and where they are headed next. 

College of Education banners

Dec 21, 2021

Meet Our Darla Buchanan Scholarship Recipients

An anonymous Raleigh couple’s gift to the NC State College of Education led to the creation of the Darla Buchanan Scholarship, designed to address the urgent need for a more diverse teaching and administration staff in North Carolina and beyond. Thanks to a $20,000 gift from the couple, as well as the 75 additional donors who have added their support to the scholarship, the College of Education was able to award three Darla Buchanan Scholarships this fall.