Gift Announcements

Nov 14, 2018

Arena at Reynolds Coliseum to Be Named for Legendary NC State Men’s Basketball Coach Jim Valvano

Historic William Neal Reynolds Coliseum will now share its name with another icon of NC State Athletics, as former men’s basketball head coach Jim Valvano will join Hall of Fame women’s basketball coach Kay Yow in being recognized at the famed venue. At a ceremony on December 5 prior to NC State’s Heritage Game, James. T. Valvano Arena will be formally dedicated to the legendary coach who guided the Wolfpack to the 1983 national championship.

Nov 2, 2018  |  Gift Announcements

Wilson College of Textiles Honors an Extraordinary Gift and an Extraordinary History

An extraordinary gift from Fred Wilson Jr. ('61), of High Point, and the Wilson family celebrates three generations of Textiles alumni and makes Wilson College of Textiles the second named college at NC State.

Nov 2, 2018

Extraordinary Leadership in Action: Wilson College of Textiles

The Wilson family boasts three generations of Textiles alumni. Their High Point-based company, Piedmont Chemical Industries, was founded in 1938 by the late Frederick Eugene Wilson Sr., to support the local textile industry, and it has continued to grow and evolve. With their transformative gift, the Wilson family establishes the Wilson College of Textiles and a lays a strong foundation for the industry’s future in North Carolina and beyond.

Apr 24, 2018

An Extraordinary Gift for an Extraordinary Place

Two NC State industrial engineering alumni are supporting the College of Engineering’s newest facility with the largest gift given for a campus building in the university's history. The college announced the $25 million gift from Edward P. Fitts Jr. and Edgar S. Woolard Jr. on April 20 at the official groundbreaking for what will be named Fitts-Woolard Hall. The $154-million project on Centennial Campus is also funded by the passage of the May 2016 Connect NC bond referendum as well as other private donors.

Jan 30, 2018

A New Program for Aging Animals

Advances in veterinary medicine help animals live longer, and with a larger population of aging companion animals comes a new set of medical needs. Generous donor support lays the groundwork for an innovative gerontology program at NC State’s College of Veterinary Medicine that will take the lead in addressing these challenges.

Nov 21, 2017

An Extraordinary Gift to Complete the Memorial Belltower

An extraordinary gift from Bill and Frances Henry will enable the university to complete the Memorial Belltower – including the installation of the full complement of 54 bells, carillon and interior stairs as originally designed.

Oct 20, 2017

Extraordinary Gift Supports Aging Pets

An extraordinary gift to the College of Veterinary Medicine from alumna Kady Gjessing lays the foundation for veterinary gerontology, a growing subfield in veterinary medicine as our pets are living longer thanks to medical advancements and dedicated owners.

Oct 4, 2017

Honoring a Tireless Champion

Inspired by the impact that longtime faculty member Tom Miller and the Entrepreneurship Initiative have made on their lives and careers, a group of NC State alumni has established the Dr. Thomas K. Miller III Fellows Endowment to support entrepreneurial minded students.

Oct 3, 2017

Caring for Aging Animals

An extraordinary gift to the College of Veterinary Medicine from alumna Kady M. Gjessing lays the foundation for a veterinary gerontology program at NC State.

Aug 22, 2017

Beautiful Pairings: A Lifetime Commitment to Art and Design

When the new Gregg Museum of Art & Design opens its doors this weekend, its first visitors will owe a debt of gratitude to a couple who have helped make the museum a reality — and who have made art and design their life’s work.