Why I Give: College of Education’s Erin Krupa Ph.D.
Erin Krupa may have been a faculty member in the NC State College of Education for only 16 months, but she is no stranger to Poe Hall. After teaching math for four years at W.G. Enloe High School in Raleigh, she decided to earn her Ph.D. Students' firsthand accounts of the importance of scholarships in opening doors, as well as her own scholarship experience as a Teaching Fellow, inspire Krupa to give back to the college.
State Loves #GivingPack
NC State students, faculty, staff, alumni, parents and friends made more than 10,000 individual gifts during the university's first-ever Day of Giving, contributing $13.5 million to support student success, infrastructure, research and academics.
Day of Giving Launches March 27
NC State's first-ever Day of Giving kicks off on March 27. With challenge matches and leaderboard competitions, the day will offer multiple ways for donors to amplify for their support for the university's students, faculty, staff, facilities and programs.
Extension Professionals Also Make a Difference as Donors
Not only do NC State faculty and staff impact communities daily in a very practical way through their work with N.C. Cooperative Extension, many make an impact with financial gifts too.
Day of Giving 2019: Why I Give to Diversity
In anticipation of NC State Day of Giving on March 27, staff members shared why they give to funds supporting diversity initiatives.
Empowering a Global Perspective
Mary Ann Danowitz, dean of NC State’s College of Education, has established a study abroad award fund to benefit future education professionals – and their students. The scholarship’s first awardee, Chantal Warfield, fulfilled her study abroad goals by traveling to the United Kingdom for a five-week STEM and liberal studies program.
Philanthropic Professor Supports College of Design
Tom Barrie, professor of architecture and Director of the Affordable Housing and Sustainable Communities Initiative, has been a passionate and highly regarded faculty member at NC State for 17 years. He and his wife, Lisa, make providing discretionary funding for college programs a priority.
Widening the Trail He Followed
Sam Cook, an NC State alumnus and staff member at the College of Natural Resources, supports the college’s recruitment of forestry students from underrepresented groups through his philanthropy and mentorship.
Scholarship Benefiting Wolfpack Families Continues to Grow
The Employee Dependent's Tuition Scholarship can provide up to $2,000 annually to all dependents of current full-time employees who have been successfully admitted to the university as first-degree undergraduate students and meet regular academic requirements. The scholarship is helping more employees’ children to earn their degrees from NC State while serving as a “thank you” for employees’ hard work.
His Disease, His Mission
May is ALS Awareness Month. NC State scientist Michael Bereman was diagnosed with ALS two years ago, and, undeterred by his diagnosis, he is researching a cure to eradicate the disease for future generations.