Stories From 2018

Dec 3, 2018

Like Son, Like Father

Inspired by his son Lewis' bequest to benefit NC State's Apiculture Science Fund, College of Engineering alumnus Jim Cauble decided to create a scholarship fund through his own planned gift. His gift will also support areas of interest to his children, making philanthropy a Cauble family tradition.

Dec 3, 2018

Engineering Foundation Creates Young Alumni Advisory Board

In an effort to help engage younger NC State College of Engineering alumni in their relationship with their alma mater and provide an opportunity for them to connect with one another, the Engineering Foundation has created the Young Alumni Advisory Board (YAAB). This group of 18 young professionals represents various engineering disciplines from NC State classes of 2003 and later.

Dec 3, 2018

Perfect Timing

With a degree from Wilson College of Textiles -- and a knack for timing -- Park Scholar and Centennial Scholar alumna Jasmine Flood has developed a career as a successful entrepreneur. She founded Riada Adair, a company that creates stationery, lettering, accessories and public art.

Dec 3, 2018

A Professor Gives Back to Chemistry

In the classroom, Carl Bumgardner, professor emeritus of chemistry at NC State, was known for his generous spirit. He has continued his investment in chemistry students by establishing the Ann Bumgardner and Myrtle Bumgardner Scholarship, which honors his late wife, Ann, and his sister, Myrtle.

Dec 3, 2018

Passport to New Perspectives

NC State students trek across the globe to make the world their classroom. From the United Kingdom, to Iceland, China, Ghana and more, study abroad opportunities offer hands-on education and unforgettable experiences. Recent successes reflect the university's commitment to make study abroad available for all students through efforts that include increasing private support.

Dec 3, 2018

Defining the Future of CRISPR

Food scientist Rodolphe Barrangou has advanced genetic research across a wide range of fields, but his masterpiece, CRISPR, is one of the hottest buzzwords in science today. The Todd R. Klaenhammer Distinguished Professor in Probiotics Research and his team have been using different CRISPR sequences to vaccinate dairy bacteria against thousands of common dairy viruses.

Dec 3, 2018

Personal Statement: Paige Griffiths

Thousands of donors help the Wolfpack Club turn dreams into reality for NC State student-athletes, and Paige Griffiths is busy chasing hers as a member of the women's soccer team. A junior studying communication, Griffiths shares her soccer journey and the way that competition with her sisters has helped her achieve her goals on and off the field.

Dec 3, 2018

Returning Farmer Benefits from NC Farm School

Supported in part by gifts to the NC Cooperative Extension Ag Programs Foundation, the NC Farm School is helping increase the number of sustainable and economically viable farms in North Carolina. Ben Sharpe has seen the benefits firsthand through education and support from a mentor as he contemplates whether or not to expand his farm in Wilson County.

Dec 3, 2018

Engineering Honors Four Distinguished Alums

NC State's College of Engineering bestowed the Distinguished Engineering Alumnus award on Suzanne Gordon, Peter Lehrer, Gil West and Alan Weinberg this fall. Recognized for their professional accomplishments and leadership, the group also gives back to the college through voluntarism and philanthropy.

Nov 27, 2018

Shining a Light on the Invisible Problem of Food and Housing Insecurity

Earlier this year, NC State researcher and psychology professor Mary Haskett found that one in seven students on campus had experienced food insecurity in the last 30 days. One in 10 had experienced housing insecurity in the last 12 months. Donors can help support students facing these challenges, through gifts to the Feed the Pack food pantry and the Student Emergency Fund, for example.