Alumnus’ Ties to NC State Inspired Endowments
NC State alumnus Glenn Futrell, who earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees in civil engineering in 1963 and 1965, respectively, believes in giving back. Futrell and his wife, Phyllis, established a scholarship and two endowed professorships in the Department of Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering, and they have supported the new Fitts-Woolard Hall.
Two of a Kind
Edward P. Fitts Jr. and Edgar S. Woolard Jr. began a friendship based on their mutual love for NC State, their appreciation for the paths that their engineering degrees started them down and a common goal: to make the university, college and department where they studied extraordinary. Most recently, the two Eds' $25 million gift to help fund construction of Fitts-Woolard Hall is the largest gift to a campus building naming in NC State’s history.
Alum’s Sign Campaign Conveys a Powerful Message
Alumna Amber Smith, executive director of Raleigh nonprofit Activate Good, has been matching volunteers and organizations for years. Nonprofit management and work with the Institute for Nonprofits intertwined with her bachelor’s degree in interdisciplinary studies and her MPA. Now, Smith has launched a sign campaign to deliver a powerful message about the power of positivity and giving back.
Park Scholarships Alumnus Reflects on a ‘Path Well Taken’
Josh Sawyer '03 has advice for current and future Park Scholars: Take full advantage of your time at NC State. Sawyer certainly did, having traveled abroad to Nepal, Egypt, Austria and Guatemala to volunteer as an EMT. Sawyer now works as an ER physician at Eastern Carolina Emergency Physicians in Wilmington.
Leading the Pack
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Cassius Williams Honored with 2018 Godwin Red Torch Award
NC State alumnus Cassius Williams has been recognized for his long record of voluntarism and support of the university with the 2018 Jerry and Elizabeth Godwin Red Torch Award, given annually in appreciation of individuals or families that have volunteered with leadership, dedication and distinction to advance the university and to further the foundation’s mission.
Where Are They Now?: Dan Plesac
A three-time All-Star during an 18-year career in Major League Baseball, Dan Plesac ’84 originally planned to play basketball at NC State before coaches transferred his scholarship.
Space Still Awaits
It’s been almost five years since Christina Hammock Koch was chosen by NASA to be an astronaut. The NC State alumna, among the guest speakers at Red and White Night: A Celebration of Philanthropy last fall, is staying busy with training and outreach efforts while she waits for her first mission -- likely a stint on the International Space Station.
Owens Honored with Menscer Cup
The NC State University Foundation presented its highest honor to Dr. Jim Owens, a three-time alumnus and the immediate past chair of the university’s Board of Trustees, earlier this month.
Caldwell Fellows Gearing Up for Alumni Conference and Anniversary Gala
As part of Selection Weekend in February, the Caldwell Fellows program will host its first Alumni Weekend, a one-of-a-kind event bringing together alumni from across the program's 50-year history.