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Dhuru Patel portrait in graduation gown

May 3, 2021

A Healthy Pursuit

With scholarship support, College of Sciences senior Dhuru Patel embraced a range of academic, extracurricular and service opportunities that cemented his decision to pursue a medical career and his determination to give back. 

Mu Omicron alumnae posing for a picture at homecoming in 2015

Oct 27, 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. 

Collage of April Gonzalez, Starr Gibens, and Kendall Griffith

Aug 18, 2020

Three Students Awarded First Angela C. Caraway Scholarships

Starr Gibens, April Gonzalez and Kendall Griffith have been named the inaugural recipients of the newly established Angela C. Caraway and Family Scholarship, which targets first-generation, underresourced and rural-background students. Gibens was among the student speakers at last autumn's Red and White Night. 

Esmira Poladova does the wolfie in front of a campus building in her cap and gown

May 12, 2020

Through the Darkness to Shine a Light

To become the first in her family to earn a degree, Esmira Poladova persevered through tragedy and challenges and, as an NC State senior, even became an advocate for other underresourced students. 

Thomas Peters smiles and does the wolfie in his band uniform

Apr 14, 2020

Achieving Major Goals

Financial support has allowed first-generation student Thomas Peters to pursue his love for music as drum major for NC State’s marching band and his goal of a career in information technology. 

Kalysha Clark sits in front of a window

Feb 25, 2020

Stepping Out Front

Kalysha Clark Wall is a proud two-time alumna of NC State who's now a high school teacher impacting the next generation. As the first member of her immediate family to attend college, she traveled a road that wasn't always smooth, but the journey helped her find her voice as an advocate for other students in need of support. The Lexington native wants you to understand their struggles. 

Jackie Gonzalez against a backdrop drawing of the belltower

Jan 21, 2020

First in Their Pack

Meet some NC State students who were the first in their families to attend college, and learn about some of the ways the university supports these first-generation students. 

Jan 14, 2020

Exploring Solutions, By Design

Students completed Professor Tom Barrie's fall 2019 studio course, Affordable and Supportive Housing for NC State, with a better understanding of – and possible solutions for – combating housing insecurity on campus. 

rendering of affordable housing design

Nov 5, 2019

Partnering to Combat Student Housing Insecurity

Since Mary Haskett's 2017 study illustrated the need to address food and housing insecurity faced by NC State students, campus and community partners have worked on ways to respond. Grants from the NC State University Foundation are supporting development of a Host Homes Program, which will match students facing homelessness or housing insecurity with members of the community willing to open their homes. At the same time, an interdisciplinary partnership with Professor Tom Barrie in the College of Design is exploring what it might look like to provide housing on or near campus. 

Yussef Guerrab

Oct 29, 2019

Opportunities Adding Up

NC State senior Yussef Guerrab hopes to blend interests in math, statistics, education and public policy into a career helping others.