Stories From 2019

Nov 19, 2019

A Hidden Struggle

Learn about the NC State centers and programs helping to tackle the taboo of mental health on campus, some of which are strengthened by donor support.

Nov 19, 2019

From Grief to Hope

Steven Somers BS '09, MS '10 passed away in 2018 shortly after a devastating brain tumor diagnosis. His family has chosen to honor his life and his experiences at NC State by creating the Steven Grant Somers Endowment to support the Counseling Center, which was instrumental in his journey as a student.

Nov 19, 2019

2020 Princeton Review Rankings Reflect Efforts to Unite, Advance Entrepreneurship Across Campus

Recognition in the 2020 Princeton Review rankings in entrepreneurship highlights the investment NC State, with donor support, is making in entrepreneurship across campus. The university ranked 10th in the country for undergraduate entrepreneurship and 21st for graduate programs. The Princeton Review collects upwards of 60 self-reported data points to establish a full perspective as to what entrepreneurship on campus looks like from the student and faculty perspectives, as well as how both groups engage in off-campus events such as competitions.

Nov 19, 2019

Meentemeyer Named Goodnight Distinguished Professor of Geospatial Analytics

NC State’s College of Natural Resources announced that Ross K. Meentemeyer, director of the Center for Geospatial Analytics, has been appointed the Goodnight Distinguished Professor of Geospatial Analytics. Meentemeyer is a foundational member of the Chancellor’s Faculty Excellence Program’s geospatial analytics faculty cluster and a faculty member in the Department of Forestry and Environmental Resources. The professorship was made possible by a gift from longtime university supporters Jim and Ann Goodnight.

Nov 19, 2019

Morris Named William T. Kretzer Distinguished Professor

Irwin Morris, executive director of NC State’s School of Public and International Affairs, has been named William T. Kretzer Distinguished Professor. Established in 1999, the professorship helps the College of Humanities and Social Sciences maintain a position of national excellence and successfully compete with other universities for outstanding scholars. It is made possible through the generosity of Jim and Ann Goodnight and the C.D. Spangler Foundation.

Nov 19, 2019

NC State Jenkins MBA Announces 2020 McLauchlan Leadership Fellows

NC State's Jenkins MBA Program has named its McLauchlan Fellows for spring 2020 semester. These students will take part in the McLauchlan Leadership Series, a program designed to provide graduate-level leadership education through experiential learning. A generous 2015 gift from Russ and Cara McLauchlan has empowered more than 100 students to participate in the initiative.

Nov 19, 2019

Goodnight Spotlight: Loulou Batta

Support from the Goodnight Scholars Program has helped chemistry major Loulou Batta '21 navigate the challenges she has faced on her college journey. 

Nov 19, 2019

Wheel of Fashion

While traditionally Fashion Week is known for taking place in sites like Paris or New York, more and more fashion capitals have been hosting their own. Several Wilson College of Textiles students and alumni, including Centennial Scholar Celine Borthayre, reflect on showing at Greensboro Fashion Week. 

Nov 19, 2019

Lonnie Poole Golf Course Honored for Sustainability Efforts

The North Carolina Golf Course Operator’s Association’s Sustainability Award recognizes the ability to incorporate sustainability and environmental stewardship into operating practices. NC State's Lonnie Poole Golf Course, the 2019 honoree, is one of only two college golf courses designated as a Certified Silver Audubon International Signature Sanctuary. Not only does the course utilize environmental guidelines, it was built to meet them.

Nov 19, 2019

Genzer Receives 2019 R.J. Reynolds Award

Jan Genzer, S. Frank and Doris Culberson Distinguished Professor in the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at NC State, is the 35th recipient of the R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company Award for Excellence in Teaching, Research and Extension.