Each semester, NC State graduates an extraordinary group of people who will make a difference across North Carolina — and beyond. Our donors help ensure that these students have the experiences and opportunities vital to becoming career-ready citizens and lifelong learners.
From study abroad to working in a lab, and from excelling in service to representing the university at conferences, our graduating seniors have done it all.
Learn more about how private support over the past several years has helped prepare students to leave NC State ready to lead in their work, in the community and in life.
Engineering a Passion for Service
Asa Augustin '19 graduates this month with an engineering degree — and a commitment to helping others, thanks to extraordinary experiences in the Goodnight Scholars Program.
A Shared Path to Success
Study abroad, hands-on projects at the College of Natural Resources, scholarship support and friendship have helped prepare Cashie Naylor '19 and Emily Fletcher '19 for their next steps.
A Chemical Chain Reaction
Scholarship support gave senior chemistry major Kaylie Kirkwood '19 more time to work in the lab of David Muddiman, which has led to professional opportunities and her next adventure: pursuing a Ph.D. at NC State.
An Educator Right Where She Needed to Be
Innovative professors and support including the Augustus Witherspoon Graduate Fellowship ensured that the College of Education was the right place for LaTeisha Jeannis, Ph.D. '19 – four times over.
A Spirit of Adventure
Being a Shelton National Scholar and Centennial Scholar helped Samantha Casey '18 broaden her horizons, embrace her opportunities and develop her leadership abilities.
Staying in Rhythm
Goodnight Scholar Carl Jenkins '18 found a home in electrical engineering, while pursuing his passion for percussion.
A Diplomatic Life
A study abroad experience, supported by a scholarship, helped shape Kensley Cox '18’s post-NC State plans to work in human resources.
Aiming High and Serving Well
Goodnight Scholar Dominique Weatherspoon '18 is graduating this week with a degree in mathematics and a lot of extraordinary NC State experiences to remember.
A CVM Road Scholar
Private support allowed Olivia Myers, DVM '18 to explore swine health from many angles and earn her degree from NC State’s College of Veterinary Medicine.
A Platform to Excel
Anu Hanumanthu '17 is preparing to graduate in May and begin medical school, but the aspiring physician will never forget the nurturing and welcoming community she found as an undergraduate at NC State.
Born to Teach
With the support of the Moshakos Family Teacher Education Scholarship, Melissa Goto '17 is graduating with a degree in elementary education.
Serving as a Role Model
The desire to make a difference is part of what makes Jessica Kraus '17, a graduating senior in parks, recreation and tourism management, the perfect fit among NC State University’s Caldwell Fellows.