New Chair Unites Two Colleges on the International Stage
Three-time NC State alumnus Dr. Jim Owens has created an endowed chair in international economics, to be held jointly at the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and Poole College of Management.
Sir Walter Cabinet Makes Gift to NC State
A new gift from Sir Walter Cabinet – a longtime, influential statewide organization with close ties to the General Assembly – to NC State’s Division of Academic and Student Affairs will benefit the Student Emergency Fund and support the construction of a welcome table for the lobby at the Crafts Center.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 55 bells, carillon and interior stairs as originally designed.
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.
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.