Stories From 2017

Dec 12, 2017

Spreading a Culture of Philanthropy

NC State alumnus Mike Constantino shares his story about the impact of paying forward the gift of higher education. Constantino is a strong advocate for Poole College of Management, successfully encouraging others to give back, too.

Dec 12, 2017

NC State Physicist Elected as a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science

John Thomas, the John S. Risley Distinguished Professor in NC State's Department of Physics, received one of the nation’s most prestigious scientific honors “for groundbreaking contributions to the study of ultra-cold atomic Fermi gases, in particular measurements of the equation of state and of transport properties." He is among 396 scientists to be honored this year by AAAS.

Dec 6, 2017

Supporting Training that Gives Rescue Dogs a Fresh Start

Jim and Kathy Nelson of Morehead City turned to NC State's College of Veterinary Medicine for important behavioral retraining for their rescue dog, Shadow. Years later, they have become regular donors to support the work of the CVM’s behavioral medicine service with other companion animals.

Dec 6, 2017

Senior Design Program Focuses on Real-World Engineering

For more than 50 years, the concept of "learn by doing" has driven the Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering (BAE) senior design program – and has produced results that have benefited industry, local government and communities across the state. “Our students come in and they learn a lot of technology, and that’s good,” says Mike Boyette, Philip Morris Professor of Biological and Agricultural Engineering, who has led the program since 2001. “But they also need to know how to apply it. That’s critical."

Dec 6, 2017

Global Supply Chain Exec Torok Honored

Poole College of Management donor and volunteer Ken Torok was honored at the Alumni Association's Evening of the Stars event this fall. Among his many touchpoints with PCOM are serving as a judge for the annual Leadership and Innovation Showcase, as a guest speaker for members of the Alexander Hamilton Scholars and International Business Club based in Poole College, and as a guest speaker bringing industry insight to classroom discussions.

Dec 6, 2017

Felton Receives Prestigious Marshall Scholarship

Park Scholar Kobi Felton -- an honors chemical and biomolecular engineering major with a minor in Spanish who also is a member of the University Scholars Program -- is NC State's third recipient of a Marshall Scholarship. The 2018 awards are being presented to 43 Americans chosen based on academic merit, leadership potential and ambassadorial potential to receive funding to pursue postgraduate study in the United Kingdom.

Dec 5, 2017

Heeding the Wolf’s Call

As a student in the College of Natural Resources, Patrick Conner's classroom studies, internships and study abroad experiences have all prepared him to work with endangered canines and large mammals.

Dec 5, 2017

His Disease, His Mission

Undeterred by a devastating diagnosis, NC State scientist Michael Bereman is taking the battle to ALS.

Dec 4, 2017

Two Anonymous Gifts Boost Park Scholarships

The Park Scholarships has received two anonymous donations totaling $700,000 this year to provide significant support for the program and its students. The assistance comes from families deeply entrenched in the Park community.

Dec 4, 2017

Goodnight Spotlight: Jovana Vidacak

As graduation approachs, environmental sciences major Jovana Vidacak reflects on unforgettable moments from her time in the Goodnight Scholars Program.