Stories From Jan 2020

Jan 28, 2020

A Legacy of Aiming High

NC State engineering major and scholarship recipient Charles Blum, who won a national award as Air Force ROTC Student of the Year, has tried to channel determination and selflessness into activities across campus.

Jan 28, 2020

Paying Kindness Forward

As the seventh of nine children, middle grades education major Helena Boehling '21 has had to support herself financially. Receiving the Chuck W. and Nadine P. Edwards Excellence Scholarship for the past two years and the Replogle Family Scholarship during her freshman year has helped ease the financial stress of attending NC State. The support has allowed her to “receive the education I can pay forward to my students in the future.”  

Jan 28, 2020

Poole Alumnus Patel to Open Global Cuisine Restaurant in North Carolina

By day, Sejal Patel '06 serves as the director of pricing for a multinational health information technology and clinical research company, but after hours he is an ambitious entrepreneur about to open his eclectic restaurant, The Nomad. Patel gives back to Poole College of Management by volunteering as a partner to a student project in the Entrepreneurship Clinic. 

Jan 28, 2020

Cultural Immersion Makes an Impression

Modesty Obasohan ’20, a Park Scholar majoring in genetics and minoring in Spanish, always knew she wanted to study abroad. Obasohan realized this goal by enrolling in NC State’s study abroad program at the Universidad de las Américas Puebla (UDLAP) in Cholula, Mexico, in fall 2018. 

Jan 28, 2020

Cross-Laminated Timber Creates Sustainable Buildings, Stronger Communities

Is cross-laminated timber the future of affordable, sustainable construction? Professor Stephen Kelley, the Reuben B. Robertson Professor in the Department of Forest Biomaterials, is leading a study with the U.S. Forest Products Laboratory to find the answer.

Jan 28, 2020

Why I Give: ‘I Want Future Teachers to Have the Same Opportunity’

Cathy and Ron Hairr treasure the education they received at NC State, but paying for school often interfered with time for studying, and they were unable to experience semesters abroad. They have established a gift through their estate that will be shared equally between NC State’s College of Education and College of Engineering to provide need-based scholarships so future teachers and engineers can take full advantage of opportunities at the university.

Jan 28, 2020

Two Humanities and Social Sciences Faculty Members Named Distinguished Professors

NC State has named two College of Humanities and Social Sciences faculty members as distinguished professors, a title bestowed on scholars who are considered to be at the top of their fields and whose work is known nationally and internationally. Communication professor Joann Keyton and psychology professor Douglas J. Gillan both received the honor.

Jan 28, 2020

SECU Foundation Offers New Internships for NC State Students

Through funding from the State Employees Credit Union (SECU) Foundation, NC State students will be serving rural communities in North Carolina while gaining valuable career experience this summer. The new SECU Public Fellows Internship Program provides up to $50,000 to fund 10 existing internships in 2020. In partnership with NC State’s Rural Works! program, SECU Public Fellows will receive professional development training and career readiness coaching.

Jan 28, 2020

Meet Global Engagement’s Ingrid Schmidt

Ingrid Schmidt is the associate vce provost and director for external relations and development for the Office of Global Engagement. Schmidt develops and maintains important relationships with alumni, the community and donors for the purpose of unit advancement, global student internship development and external advisory board support.

Jan 28, 2020

When Being on Trial is Good

A clinical trial run by College of Veterinary Medicine assistant professor Michael Mastromauro, along with support from the Petco Foundation and Blue Buffalo Cancer Treatment Fund, is helping veteran Jorge Roca treat his four-year-old Rottweiler, Mick.