Each day, across NC State, students, faculty, researchers and staff encounter extraordinary experiences and opportunities made possible by private support. Learn more about how donors who join us in #GivingPack change the future for NC State — and the world — and mark your calendar for the first-ever NC State Day of Giving on March 27, 2019.
Ziad Ali aims to combine electrical engineering and neuroscience to treat disorders such as epilepsy and Parkinson's. The NC State senior and Park Scholar heads to California in the fall to pursue a Ph.D. at Stanford thanks to a Knight-Hennessy Scholarship.
A Dream Takes Flight
Madison Maloney aspires to follow friend and mentor Christina Hammock Koch into space. Thanks to a prestigious Knight-Hennessy Scholarship, the NC State senior and Park Scholar begins graduate studies in astronautics at Stanford this fall.
Charles Heilig Helps Weave Textiles’ Future through Service and Giving
Charles S. Heilig III always knew he wanted be a part of creating something. Today, he serves as president and chief executive officer of Parkdale, a global leader in yarn manufacturing, and president of the North Carolina Textile Foundation. He and his wife, Christa H. Heilig, are also creating extraordinary opportunities by endowing the Charles S. Heilig III Scholarship.
The Wag Tells the Tale
As a member of the North Carolina Veterinary Medical Foundation, David Knight is committed to helping develop the resources that advance the well-being of animals. His family recently learned about the NC State Veterinary Hospital's world-class care firsthand: A delicate surgical procedure performed by Peter Early helped their dog Cora Belle regain her mobility.
Park Scholarships Welcomes Kyle Kusterer
The Park Scholarships team is pleased to welcome Kyle Kusterer as the program’s central major gift officer. In this position, Kusterer will work to build and support relationships with Park Scholarships alumni, parents and friends in a focused effort to strengthen the sustainability of the program.
NC State Education Names 2019 ECMC Foundation Fellows for Postsecondary Career and Technical Education Research
Sixteen research fellows from institutions across the nation have been selected to participate in the Career and Technical Education Research Program at NC State, which is sponsored by ECMC Foundation. Known as ECMC Foundation Fellows, the selected researchers will participate in training institutes, webinars on research methods and a convening focusing on postsecondary CTE.
Smithfield Foods Supports Soldier to Agriculture Program
The Smithfield Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Smithfield Foods Inc., has given $200,000 to help support NC State's Soldier to Agriculture Program, a partnership between the Agricultural Institute and the career center at Fort Bragg.
2019 Scholarship Dinner Celebrates Radical Generosity
At February’s annual scholarship dinner hosted by the North Carolina Veterinary Medical Foundation, NC State College of Veterinary Medicine students spent time with the donors who help make their education possible. CVM Dean Paul Lunn said that between 2013 and 2017, the amount of scholarship funds available to the college's students rose from $282,000 to $879,000, and he hopes that figure will exceed $1 million by next year.
Amoah Receives First Place at Workshop
Materials science and engineering graduate student Stephen Amoah, who spoke at NC State's Red and White Night celebration in 2017, was honored as ORaCEL (Organic and Carbon Electronics Labs) held the Future of Materials Workshop at Talley Student Union. The aim was to “address the grand challenges facing the next generation of functional materials by fostering collaborative activities that harness a wide-range of research tools and intellectual resources within the Research Triangle area.” Amoah works in the lab of Franky So, Walter and Ida Freeman Distinguished Professor.