Meet the Tower Team
Dozens of experts are working on the Memorial Belltower's restoration and completion, and many of them are graduates of NC State. Meet some members of the Wolfpack who are helping complete, restore and update the university’s most iconic symbol.
Katya Casper ’07 Grounds Her Interest in Flight at Sandia National Labs
Katya Casper says NC State's Park Scholarships program had a tremendous impact on her time as a student and on her career. While she knew she wanted to pursue engineering, Casper explains that the Park Scholarships program allowed her to grow as an individual and become more aware of the broader community.
Jane Rogers: Supporting Students’ Leadership Potential
Jane Rogers has been named the College of Humanities and Social Sciences 2019 Distinguished Alumna and was recognized at the annual NC State Alumni Association Evening of Stars Gala. She has more than 40 years of experience developing and leading nonprofit, educational, governmental and for-profit organizations. Rogers, a member of the Chancellor’s Circle and the R. Stanhope Pullen Society, also has established a planned gift to support students’ access to international study abroad opportunities and to provide leadership opportunities to students engaged with our state’s social innovation nonprofit sector.
Supporting Global Growth
Alumnus and donor Ralph Edwards has a passion for the impact of study abroad. As an undergraduate in industrial engineering in 1959, he had the chance to intern in Italy. Now, he and his wife give back by supporting the Ralph and Ree Edwards Study Abroad Scholarship within the College of Engineering.
CNR Alumni Spotlight: Caroline Griffin
Caroline Griffin, 2017 alumna of NC State’s Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management, didn’t always plan on getting a four-year degree. But after a conversation with her father, uncle and grandfather, she jumped into life at NC State as a transfer student, making the dean’s list, joining Rho Phi Lambda Honorary Society and receiving two scholarships.
Alumni Invest in North Carolina’s Future through Gifts to Fitts-Woolard Hall
Construction on the College of Engineering's new Fitts-Woolard Hall on Centennial Campus is more than 70 percent complete, with an opening date expected for June 2020. Get to know two alumni who have supported this state-of-the-art structure that will house two departments and the dean's administrative offices.
Shockley Named the College of Natural Resources 2019 Distinguished Alumnus of the Year
Terry W. Shockley '75 has been named the College of Natural Resources 2019 Distinguished Alumnus of the Year in recognition of his esteemed military career and his commitment to supporting military-affiliated students at NC State. He and his wife, Vicki, established a planned gift to create the Terry Shockley Scholarship Endowment to provide need-based scholarship support to CNR undergraduates, with a preference for students in Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) programs and veterans not already receiving scholarship or funding support.
A Meal and a Night Out
After learning about food insecurity at NC State, Richard “Gus” Gusler, owner of the landmark Players Retreat restaurant near campus, realized he had been food insecure himself as a student. Now, he's donating Players Retreat gift cards so that students facing food insecurity can participate in social activities with fewer burdens.
Meet the College of Engineering’s Dean’s Circle
Student support and providing scholarships and fellowships to the next generation of engineers and computer scientists is vital to the College of Engineering's mission. Through the generosity of alumni, friends and faculty members, the Dean’s Circle helps provide support to outstanding students. Meet three of these donors and learn why they give.
With a Pack of 88,000 Campaign donors behind us, the students, faculty, Extension professionals, researchers and staff at NC State are thinking beyond boundaries and doing the extraordinary. Learn more about why we’re showing our #PackAppreciation.