NC State’s Strong Fundraising Momentum Continues
After another outstanding year of fundraising, NC State is closing in on the $1.6 billion goal of its Think and Do the Extraordinary Campaign. Students, faculty, programs and facilities across the university will benefit from $220 million in gifts and new pledges received during the 2018-19 fiscal year that ended June 30.
Constructing More than Buildings
Min Liu, associate professor in the Department of Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering, educates students and leads conversations about construction project management locally and internationally, with support from the Edward I. Weisiger Distinguished Scholar endowed faculty position.
Ceremony Dedicates Newly Redesigned and Renovated Albright Sports Medicine Center
The 6,000-square-foot Albright Sports Medicine Center, at the Wendell Murphy Football Center at Carter-Finley Stadium, features state-of-the-art amenities and equipment to ensure the health, safety and well-being of the NC State football squad. The center is named in honor of generous lead donors Andy and Jane Albright, and their family, and last week's ceremony recognized other contributors as well.
Remembering Steve Schuster
The College of Design community is saddened by the death of Steve Schuster, a leader in the practice of architecture and adaptive reuse. His passion and leadership, both in design and as a supporter of NC State, will leave an impressive legacy.
Eastman Expands Partnership with NC State
Since 2012, support from Eastman Chemical Company has spanned 11 academic departments and funded 86 research projects that benefit NC State students and faculty while advancing innovation. The company, which also has invested hundreds of thousands of dollars in graduate student recruitment, undergraduate ambassadors, student organizations, events and lectures, is renewing its commitment to the university.
Poole College Names Interim Development and External Relations Leader
Frank Buckless, Stephen P. Zelnak Jr. Dean of Poole College of Management, has named Peyton Stokley as the college's interim executive director for development and external relations. Stokley will be expanding on her previous role as director of development, which she has held since 2017.
CVM Students Awarded AAAP Scholarships
College of Veterinary Medicine students Hannah Sather, Jewell Bremer, Rachel Thiemann and Goodnight Scholars Program alumnus Grayson Walker were honored with scholarships from the American Association of Avian Pathologists at the organization's annual meeting. Additionally, Rocio Crespo, who joined the CVM faculty this year as the professor of poultry health management, was named president-elect of the American College of Poultry Veterinarians
Researcher Spotlight: Laura Hamon
Laura Hamon, a recipient of a Provost's Fellowship, is studying the pollination ecology of the Venus flytrap as a fellow in the 2018-19 cohort of Global Change Fellows representing colleges across NC State.
Hage Named New NCTF Director of Development
Jaclyn Hage has joined the staff at Wilson College of Textiles as director of development for the North Carolina Textile Foundation. In her new role, Hage will connect Wilson College of Textiles alumni, donors and friends across North Carolina, as well as in Portland, Oregon, and New York, with meaningful ways to make a difference. She previously held positions at Poole College of Management and the College of Design.
Incoming Female Engineering Students Create “Moon” Landings
On July 19, the day before the 50th anniversary of the moon landing, 50 incoming NC State female first-year engineers took on their own mission — launch and land an astronaut on the moon, or in this case, the Court of Carolina. They were participants in the annual ESCape Camp, a summer bridge program that helps students build a network before starting at NC State. The camp is among offerings of the College of Engineering's Women and Minority Engineering Programs, which benefit from donor and volunteer support.