An Extraordinary Pathway to Success
After graduation, Goodnight Scholars Christian Williams and Oscar Molina are heading in different directions: vet school at the College of Veterinary Medicine and a role at Deutsche Bank. Both of these next steps were made possible through the Goodnight Scholars Program’s transfer pathway, created in 2017 to provide extraordinary opportunities for community college graduates across North Carolina.
Surrounded by Support at the CVM
Amanda Maxwell chose to attend the College of Veterinary Medicine not just for its reputation, but for its equally strong community. With support from faculty, classmates and donors, she is ready for the next step in her career as a laboratory animal veterinarian.
Handling Any Challenge
Whether forging a path to NC State or handling cobras, zoology major Carley-Martin MacFarlane '21 doesn’t back down. Thanks to the Park Scholarships program, she has found the academic and financial support needed to pursue her passion for snakes and other reptiles.
A Million Thanks to Our Pack
Over the past month, we’ve faced unprecedented uncertainty and rapid change — but that hasn’t stopped our alumni, faculty, staff and friends from stepping up to do the extraordinary. In this special video message, Chancellor Randy Woodson expresses his gratitude for the more than $1 million raised in support of the Student Emergency Fund, which has gone directly to students in need during this time of crisis.
Goodnight Scholar Alex Rojas ’20 is applying skills developed in the scholarship program to an internship at BioMedomics, where he leads a team assembling and shipping out boxes of rapid COVID-19 tests.
College of Engineering Remembers Tony Mitchell
Tony L. Mitchell, retired associate professor of electrical and computer engineering (ECE), assistant dean emeritus of the College of Engineering and an inaugural ECE Hall of Fame inductee in 2015, passed away April 1. Mitchell also was an alumnus, having earned a Ph.D. in ECE in 1987 on a US Air Force graduate fellowship. He was the first African American full-time student to earn that degree from NC State. Mitchell served on the Shelton Leadership Center Board of Advisors and was a member of the Chancellor's Circle giving society for several years.
A New Chapter to Honor the Memory of an Entrepreneur
Ragini and Ishwar Murarka have created the Sameer Murarka Entrepreneurship Award Endowment at NC State in memory of their son's passion for innovation and entrepreneurial spirit.
Engineering a More Inclusive Campus
Timothy Humphrey ’96 gives back to NC State through his time and financial gifts. He recently created two endowments within the College of Engineering and the Office of Institutional Equity and Diversity with one extraordinary goal: promoting opportunities to create a more diverse, inclusive campus.
Chancellor’s Scholarship Supports Study Abroad
This past February, 40 students were recognized as the latest to have enjoyed extraordinary experiences thanks to Chancellor’s Study Abroad Scholarships. The chancellor's program, funded through gifts to the University's Greatest Needs Fund, provides critical support of up to $3,500 to students whose identities are underrepresented in study abroad.
Taking Care of Our Pack
As the impact of COVID-19 continues to evolve, many of our students are facing new and overwhelming challenges. Our alumni and friends have shown their support through gifts to the Student Emergency Fund, which makes an immediate difference for students facing unexpected financial barriers.