Think and Do the Extraordinary

Jan 8, 2019  |  Impact

Philanthropy Helps ‘What If’ Become ‘What Is’ for 2013 Graduates

KeJuan Weaver, Hillary Spangler and Andrew Miller have turned "what if" into "what is" since graduating from NC State in 2013. See how this impressive group of alumni has embraced Think and Do.

Dec 18, 2018

Caldwell Fellows Think Big about Leadership

A gift from program alumnus Jeff Williams will ensure life-changing experiences at the Center for Creative Leadership for future Fellows.

Dec 18, 2018

Aiming High and Serving Well

Goodnight Scholar Dominique Weatherspoon is graduating this week with a degree in mathematics and a lot of extraordinary NC State experiences to remember.

Dec 11, 2018

Park Foundation Honored with 2018 Menscer Cup

The NC State University Foundation presented its highest honor to the Park Foundation earlier this month. Adelaide Gomer, daughter of the late Roy and Dorothy Park, accepted the Menscer Cup in role as president of the Park Foundation, which created the Park Scholarships program in 1996.

Dec 3, 2018

Like Son, Like Father

Inspired by his son Lewis' bequest to benefit NC State's Apiculture Science Fund, College of Engineering alumnus Jim Cauble decided to create a scholarship fund through his own planned gift. His gift will also support areas of interest to his children, making philanthropy a Cauble family tradition.

Nov 20, 2018

Campaign Cabinet Volunteer Spotlight: Bob Sowell

Bob supports NC State’s Think and Do the Extraordinary Campaign as a Cabinet volunteer for the Graduate School. Learn more about Robert’s philanthropic philosophy in the following Q&A. How did attending NC State impact or shape your life and inspire […]

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 9, 2018

Supporting Those Who Have Served

NC State alumnus Jeffrey Wright, a former officer in the U.S. Navy, has established an endowment to support the growing efforts of Military and Veteran Services, as well as a $100,000 challenge grant to encourage other gifts.

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.