Stories From Jun 2018

Jun 26, 2018

Cassius Williams Honored with 2018 Godwin Red Torch Award

NC State alumnus Cassius Williams has been recognized for his long record of voluntarism and support of the university with the 2018 Jerry and Elizabeth Godwin Red Torch Award, given annually in appreciation of individuals or families that have volunteered with leadership, dedication and distinction to advance the university and to further the foundation’s mission.

Jun 26, 2018

Inside the Box: NC State Indoor Farming Research Gets Boost

CALS' Ricardo Hernandez, an assistant professor of horticultural science, breaks new ground when it comes to controlled environment agriculture, the increasingly popular practice of producing crops indoors. A recent gift boosts his research and teaching programs.

Jun 26, 2018

North Carolina Textile Foundation Welcomes Latasia Priest

Latasia Priest has joined the North Carolina Textile Foundation from Emory University. As the assistant director of annual giving and prospect development, she will engage with young alumni to boost support for the College of Textiles.

Jun 26, 2018

Where Are They Now?: Dan Plesac

A three-time All-Star during an 18-year career in Major League Baseball, Dan Plesac ’84 originally planned to play basketball at NC State before coaches transferred his scholarship.

Jun 26, 2018

Brenner Named to Head Department

Donald Brenner, Kobe Steel Distinguished Professor in NC State's Department of Materials Science and Engineering, has been named head of the department. Brenner has served as interim head since fall 2017.

Jun 19, 2018

First Ph.D. Grad Endows Professorship in Biological and Agricultural Engineering

Professor emeritus Charlie Suggs spent his 90th birthday the same way he had spent many other days: making a lasting impact on NC State's Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering. This time, he and his wife, Jane, created a endowed professorship.

Jun 19, 2018

Horse Farm Owner Honors NC State Equine Clinicians

Annie Eldridge puts her heart and soul into Settlers’ Run, her horse farm in Vass, and it means a lot when others care for her horses as much as she does. She recently honored Rich Redding, clinical professor of equine orthopedics and lameness at NC State Veterinary Hospital, with a Coat of Excellence. It was Eldridge's second such gift to the North Carolina Veterinary Medical Foundation as part of the program that honors faculty and staff members who profoundly touch the lives of an animal patient and owner.

Jun 19, 2018

Two Poole Students Win Study Abroad Scholarship

Ari Alexandrescu, a senior studying economics, and Anna Zhao, a junior studying business administration, are receiving NC State's Jackson Rigney Study Abroad Scholarship. Alexandrescu will head to Vienna, Austria, this fall and Zhao will study in Shanghai, China.

Jun 19, 2018

Student’s Art History Research Leads to Museums, Galleries Abroad

Kyle Canter has followed his growing interest in the history of photography to museums, galleries and archives in the United States and across Europe. Some of the NC State senior's research has been supported by a Supercurricular SEED Grant from the Fellowship Advising Office, based in the Division of Academic and Student Affairs. Funded by a gift from the late Marilyn D. Blanton, these grants enable students to pursue extraordinary academic opportunities in the summer.

Jun 19, 2018

Crossing Paths

When NC State offered then-high school student Erika Kemp an athletics scholarship, she had never run cross country. Now, she's a six-time All-America honoree, across both indoor and outdoor track and field and cross country competition. A student in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences, she's also a five-time member of the ACC’s All-Academic team.