Stories From Sep 2019

Sep 24, 2019

Former NC State Professor Establishes Forest Biomaterials Lecture

Richard Thomas — an alumnus, former professor and department head in the College of Natural Resources — has generously donated $100,000 to establish an annual lecture in forest biomaterials. Expected to launch in 2021, the Dr. Richard J. and Margaret M. Thomas Endowed Lecture will highlight notable research from across the country or world.

Sep 24, 2019

A Helping Hand for Underdogs

Stacey Snyder '95 has spent more than 20 years as helping animals facing challenges through volunteering at shelters and nonprofit rescue organizations. Now she is channeling that passion into a scholarship: the Robert Snyder, Cheryl Sumrell Snyder, and Stacey Snyder Scholarship Endowment, which will help NC State students who have faced some challenges of their own to pursue their veterinary dreams — especially if their dreams include serving the needs of rescue animals.

Sep 24, 2019

Robison-Greene is the Libraries’ First Tom Regan Visiting Research Fellow

NC State University Libraries has awarded the first annual Tom Regan Visiting Research Fellowship to Rachel Robison-Greene, a postdoctoral fellow at Utah State University researching the in-vitro meat revolution. Intended to promote scholarly research in animal rights, the fellowship was established through the generosity of the Culture & Animals Foundation (CAF) in memory of scholar, author and former NC State philosophy faculty member Tom Regan.

Sep 24, 2019

Feed the Pack: Support NC State’s Food Pantry

Feed the Pack, NC State's food pantry, is experiencing low stock. Donations of food or monetary gifts help combat food insecurity throughout the university community.

Sep 24, 2019

Community College Leaders Meet at Belk Center Symposium

Community college leaders are developing questions about how academic programs can best serve their communities after taking a deep dive into data at a two-day event hosted by the NC State College of Education’s Belk Center for Community College Leadership and Research. The center was launched with support from the John M. Belk Endowment.

Sep 24, 2019

Design + Build Studio Helps Preserve History

Since its inception, the Design + Build studio at NC State's School of Architecture has tackled a number of distinct projects, each with connections to location, culture and history. In 2019, what started as a tour of Princeville — where the College of Design has a background of work with disaster recovery — led by landscape architecture professor Kofi Boone ended with a 200-plus-square-foot tribute to a town whose history was facing destruction. The studio would not have been possible without a generous gift from alumnus Bill Valentine.

Sep 24, 2019

Class of 2023: Lifelong Friends, Lifelong Support

Francess Blake and Alexis Roach, an Annable Scholar, have been friends since preschool. The two Delaware natives look forward to continuing to support each other as they begin their studies at the College of Veterinary Medicine — and grow into mentors for future students.

Sep 17, 2019

Planting A Seed

Funded through a public-private partnership, the Plant Sciences Building will ensure NC State remains at the forefront of plant sciences research for generations to come. More than 400 participants, including North Carolina agricultural leaders, university administrators, students, alumni and agricultural biotechnology company representatives, were in attendance for the ceremonial groundbreaking.

Sep 17, 2019

NC State’s Plant Sciences Building: What People Are Saying

Excitement is building as NC State University continues to raise the Plant Sciences Building, which will transform the university's leadership in plant sciences research. Here's what elected officials, leaders at NC State and leaders in North Carolina agriculture had to say about the official groundbreaking ceremony held Sept. 6.

Sep 17, 2019

Students Take National Stage to End Hunger on College Campuses

Six NC State students took to the national stage this month to address a crisis impacting college campuses across the country: hunger and homelessness. The students, who attended the conference through the support of NC State donors, discussed increasing community resources, decreasing obstacles for those in need and confronting the stigma of seeking help in their workshop "Transforming a College Campus Hunger Initiative."