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ClayVon Lowe, Reggie Howell and Britt Davis

Jan 15, 2021

Mirrors and Mentors: Reaching Back for the Next Generation

College of Design graduates ClayVon Lowe, Reggie Howell and Britt Davis all have unique passions and professions, but they are also connected by the mentors who have guided them. By paying the act of mentorship forward, they have formed a bond that continues to shape their own lives and careers as well as those of others. 

Judge Robert Rader

Jan 15, 2021

CHASS Honors Rader as Distinguished Alumnus

Judge Robert Rader was honored as the College of Humanities and Social Sciences’ 2020 Distinguished Alumnus during the NC State Alumni Association’s Evening of Stars Gala. Rader, who earned a bachelor’s degree in political science from the university in 1978, recently retired as Chief District Court judge after 26 years on the bench — making him the longest serving District Court judge in Wake County history. Rader has served on the Dean’s Board for the college since 2014, is a member of the Chancellor’s Circle and has supported the CHASS Dean’s Fund Endowment, which provides unrestricted funding. 

The copper wolves at Wolf Plaza

Jan 11, 2021

Meet Young Alumna Jennifer Woodson ’10

Jennifer Woodson’s passion for sustainable performance apparel brought her to NC State to pursue her graduate studies. That experience led to a number of years in the industry and the founding of her own independent consulting firm specialized in sourcing and developing textiles and materials for the apparel and accessories industry. Woodson now shares her expertise by volunteering as a graduate mentor for the Wilson College of Textiles, as well as serving as one of its regional representatives. 

Clifton Knight

Jan 5, 2021

Park Profile: Clifton Knight

Alumnus Clifton Knight discusses his volunteer role as a selection committee member and regional selection committee leader for the Northeast region for the Park Scholarships program. Knight is also currently serving on the NC State University Foundation Board. 

Elin Gabriel taking notes at a panel

Dec 1, 2020

Women Giving Back, Together

Wolfpack Women in Philanthropy hopes to engage women across disciplines, generations and giving levels in support of NC State. As part of Giving Tuesday on Dec. 1, they’re helping share information about the Women’s Center Survivor Fund. 

Nov 10, 2020

“I Give Back Because of Our Students”: A Message of Pack Appreciation

NC State donors and volunteers virtually joined together to share how Wolfpack students inspire them to give back. 

Rashida Hodge headshot standing against brick wall

Sep 22, 2020

Engineering Alumna Hodge Recognized

NC State alumna, donor and volunteer Rashida Hodge has been named to Fortune Magazine's 40 Under 40 Technology List. 

Natalie Truby, Student Excellence Award; Maggie LaPlante, Zenith Medal for Service; Nancy Ridenhour, Distinguished Alumnus Award; Jamal Moss, Outstanding Young Alumnus Award; and Grant Barkley, Student Excellence Award

Sep 8, 2020

Park Profile: Nancy Ridenhour

Alumna and 2020 Watauga Medalist Nancy Ridenhour has been an important part of the Park Scholarships program for decades, having served as a selection committee member for 25 years, regional selection committee leader and donor. Learn more about how she came to be involved with the program. 

Brielle Papalia standing in front of greenery

Aug 18, 2020

Meet Wilson College of Textiles Young Alumna Brielle Papalia ’15

Brielle Papalia, a young alumna of the Wilson College of Textiles from Kernersville, is part of her family’s fourth generation to enter the textile industry. Now an assistant product development manager at Gap Inc. in New York, she stays connected as a Wilson College of Textiles regional representative for the Northeast, mentoring, growing the alumni network, promoting the alumni foundation and keeping alumni up to date on current events at the college. 

Pascale Meyran posing in front of a lake

Aug 18, 2020

Board Member Brings Luxury, International and Human Resources Experience

As the newest member of NC State's Global Luxury and Management (GLAM) Industry Advisory Board, Pascale Meyran brings decades of international experience as a human resources professional linked to luxury brands including Michael Kors, Jimmy Choo and Versace. She hopes to work with students to help them understand and navigate cultural differences in the workplace as well as how to work with HR departments.