Stories From 2020

Feb 17, 2020

Stepping Out Front

Kalysha Clark Wall is a proud two-time alumna of NC State who's now a high school teacher impacting the next generation. As the first member of her immediate family to attend college, she traveled a road that wasn't always smooth, but the journey helped her find her voice as an advocate for other students in need of support. The Lexington native wants you to understand their struggles.

Feb 11, 2020

New Chair Unites Two Colleges on the International Stage

Three-time NC State alumnus Dr. Jim Owens has created an endowed chair in international economics, to be held jointly at the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and Poole College of Management.

Feb 11, 2020

NC State Entrepreneurship Shines

Tom Miller, NC State's senior vice provost for academic outreach and entrepreneurship, was recently interviewed by the Trade Show Live to talk about entrepreneurship culture at the university and programs fostering a business-building environment. Listen to the podcasts, on which Miller shares how the concept of creating “beneficial collisions” led to the birth of programs and common spaces such as the Entrepreneurship Garage, the Albright Entrepreneurs Village and the eClinic.

Feb 11, 2020

Platelet Microparticles Give Antibody Drug ‘Piggyback Ride’ to Repair Damaged Heart

Ke Cheng, the Randall B. Terry Jr. Distinguished Professor in Regenerative Medicine at the NC State College of Veterinary Medicine, is part of a research team that recently found platelet microparticles to be an effective way to deliver therapeutic drugs directly to the heart following a heart attack, increasing drug concentration at the site.

Feb 11, 2020

A Sweet (Potato) Success Story for North Carolina

If you’ve enjoyed a silky, savory sweet potato during the last 40 years or so, chances are good that it was grown in North Carolina, where roughly 70% of all sweet potatoes in the U.S. are produced. Learn more about this important food and economic driver from NC State's Mike Boyette, Philip Morris Professor of Biological and Agricultural Engineering.

Feb 11, 2020

Rob Handfield Provides Expertise on Successful Supply Chain Relationships

Rob Handfield, executive director of the Supply Chain Resource Cooperative and Bank of America University Distinguished Professor of Operations and Supply Chain Management at NC State, recently shared how relationship management and collaboration help build a successful supply chain team.

Feb 11, 2020

Sometimes Good News Comes in Bunches

After facing a series of challenges, the Bunch family was once again confronted with a financial hurdle when their guinea pig Rebecca was diagnosed with a tumor. Support from the Petco Foundation and Blue Buffalo helped them proceed with surgery at the NC State Veterinary Hospital — where Rebecca was given a clean bill of health.

Feb 4, 2020

Scholarship Fund to Honor Purcell

After 33 years at the Wolfpack Club, Bobby Purcell is retiring as executive director on June 30. To honor Purcell and his extraordinary service, the Wolfpack Club is excited to establish the BP33 Scholarship Fund, which will fund student-athlete scholarships for generations to come.

Feb 4, 2020

College of Education Establishes Warfield Fellows in Memory of Chantal Warfield ’19

The NC State College of Education has announced the creation of the Warfield Fellows. This competitive eight-week internship program is supported through memorial contributions and furthers the legacy of Chantal Warfield, a May 2019 graduate who passed away this past October. Warfield was committed to addressing inequities that disproportionately impact low-income, first-generation and underrepresented student populations.

Feb 4, 2020

Friends of Arts NC State Board Awards the Bowers Medals

The Friends of Arts NC State Board of Advisors presented the 2019 Bowers Medal of Arts to Robert Black, Ormond Sanderson and Bing Sizemore. All three honorees have enhanced the arts at NC State and across North Carolina, playing critical roles in the construction and reopening of the Gregg Museum of Art & Design.