Stories From Jun 2019

Jun 25, 2019

Business Icon Wordsworth Supports NC State Veterinary Medicine

Influential businessman and NC State alumnus Jerry Wordsworth has made a substantial, unrestricted gift to the College of Veterinary Medicine. Wordsworth, who recently brought his dog Rover to CVM for extraordinary care, hopes his gift will inspire others to join him in supporting North Carolina's educational institutions.

Jun 25, 2019

NC State Hosts Conference for Military-Affiliated Students and Veterans

As a regional site for the Student Transition Resource Initiative for Veteran's Education (STRIVE) conference, NC State recently served 378 participants, a total nearly equaling last year’s attendance for all four regions. The university continues to strengthen its community of military-affiliated and veteran students through the Military and Veterans Services Center. Private support, like that from NC State University Foundation Board member Jeff Wright, is helping the center become self-sustaining.

Jun 25, 2019

Hornes: Past, Present and Future

Father and son Chuck and Wesley Horne continued a family legacy begun in 1935 by studying at NC State's Wilson College of Textiles. They help ensure the college's future through hiring NC State graduates at their company, Hornwood, and through philanthropy. The Kenneth W. Horne Sr. Scholarship and Textile Pioneer Scholars Program, which offers need-based scholarships, help create new opportunities for students.

Jun 25, 2019

Crop Resilience Is Focus of New Interdisciplinary Research

The Novo Nordisk Foundation has announced the funding of the Collaborative Crop Resilience Project, a $30 million collaborative project between NC State and three Danish institutions. The goal: to harness microbes in ways that make crops more resilient against environmental stresses while reducing the need for chemical treatments and irrigation. The study will focus on wheat.

Jun 25, 2019

2018 Andrews Launch Accelerator’s Aeva Labs is Taking Off

Andrews Launch Accelerator participants founded Aeva Labs in 2018, aiming to find a way to help distillers accelerate the production of liquor. A year after the launch, the company is taking off. A gift from NC State alumnus Chip Andrews and his wife Lyn established the NC State Acceleration Fund in 2016. Awards support student startup companies.

Jun 25, 2019

Graduation to Vocation: Researching the Impact of Human Population Density on Leopards

Matt Snider recently completed a master's degree in fisheries, wildlife and conservation biology at NC State's College of Natural Resources. Supported in part by a University Graduate Fellowship, Snider says CNR allowed him to develop his advanced skill sets in statistics, modeling and science writing, while fostering a strong attitude of collaboration.

Jun 25, 2019

Extraordinary Care, Extraordinary Appreciation

The extraordinary emergency care their horse Max received, as well as the cutting-edge work of the Intestinal Regenerative Medicine laboratory of assistant professor Liara Gonzales, inspired Mike and Mary Jo Matthies to make a bequest supporting equine research and equine medicine scholarships at NC State's College of Veterinary Medicine.

Jun 18, 2019

Jerry Jackson Honored with 2019 Godwin Red Torch Award

Longtime volunteer, advocate and philanthropist Jerry Jackson, of Raleigh, has been honored as recipient of the NC State University Foundation’s 2019 Jerry and Elizabeth Godwin Red Torch Award.

Jun 18, 2019

Sharing a Key to NC State’s Past

Whether telling surprising stories while leading tours of the Memorial Belltower or unlocking its door for surprise photos, retired vice chancellor Tom Stafford serves as a keeper of the flame of Wolfpack spirit.

Jun 18, 2019

Investing in NC State

Libby George is the director of investments at NC State, leading the team responsible for investing the university's money – including private support – in a way that supports expansion and growth. Due to her outstanding work helping grow the university’s endowment, expertise in the field of finance and her desire to give back to students, George recently received the Rodney H. Adams Endowment Management Award from the National Association of College and University Business Officers.