College of Sciences Honors Outstanding Alumni and Students
NC State's College of Sciences recently recognized a group that included alumni Dean Bunce and Sherice Nivens, who both have made extraordinary contributions over the past several years as volunteers and philanthropists.
Engineering Honors Four Distinguished Alums
NC State's College of Engineering bestowed the Distinguished Engineering Alumnus award on Suzanne Gordon, Peter Lehrer, Gil West and Alan Weinberg this fall. Recognized for their professional accomplishments and leadership, the group also gives back to the college through voluntarism and philanthropy.
Meet the Dean’s Circle at the College of Engineering
Members of the Dean’s Circle, the college’s signature annual giving fund, provide the consistent support that has fueled growth and improvement. Their gifts help fund scholarships and fellowships, as well as innovative programs throughout the academic departments.
Meet the Members of the Wilson College of Textiles Dean’s Young Alumni Leadership Council
Through volunteering their time, providing internship opportunities and contributing through their personal philanthropy, members of the Dean's Young Alumni Leadership Council at Wilson College of Textiles give back to the college that launched their careers.
Aid for Aging Pets
Dr. Kady Gjessing is dedicated to treating aging pets with dignity. The 1994 graduate of the College of Veterinary Medicine -- and a generous donor who established the endowed Dr. Kady M. Gjessing and Rahna M. Davidson Distinguished Chair in Gerontology at CVM -- was among 17 NC State alumni honored with College Distinguished Alumni Awards at the annual Evening of the Stars Gala on Nov. 1.
PCOM Alumnus Keeley Honored at Evening of Stars Gala
Chuck Keeley '85 was honored during Red and White Week as Poole College of Management's Distinguished Alumni Award recipient. Keely shares his expertise during the college's annual Leadership and Innovation Showcase, and he and his family recently established an endowment in the college that will support need-based scholarships in memory of his father, NC State alumnus Charles Allen Styer Keeley ’53.
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.
Support of Fitts-Woolard Hall Provides Unique Opportunities for Students
Meet Tom and Mimi Cunningham, and Joe and Vicki Pleasant -- some of the donors whose support of the College of Engineering's new Fitts-Woolard Hall will make a difference for years to come.
A Tradition of Multigenerational Giving
Some of the most generous supporters of NC State and the College of Engineering come from multiple generations of family members who have attended the university. The Bryans, whose service and philanthropy are rooted in their success in the construction business and their desire to give back, are one such family.
The Roots of Success
Ragini Murarka took full advantage of the network of resources available to her as a graduate student in the Department of Physics. She hopes to help current graduate students embrace opportunity at NC State by creating the Ragini Shah Murarka Graduate Student Award Endowment in the College of Sciences.