Leading the Pack
Each day at NC State, outstanding faculty and researchers cultivate discovery and develop collaborative approaches to research that will change the world. The results speak for themselves: innovative solutions, career-ready graduates and increased access to life-changing opportunities. Our video series shows some of the extraordinary advancements of NC State faculty, researchers and alumni.
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.
Spreading a Culture of Philanthropy
NC State alumnus Mike Constantino shares his story about the impact of paying forward the gift of higher education. Constantino is a strong advocate for Poole College of Management, successfully encouraging others to give back, too.
Global Supply Chain Exec Torok Honored
Poole College of Management donor and volunteer Ken Torok was honored at the Alumni Association's Evening of the Stars event this fall. Among his many touchpoints with PCOM are serving as a judge for the annual Leadership and Innovation Showcase, as a guest speaker for members of the Alexander Hamilton Scholars and International Business Club based in Poole College, and as a guest speaker bringing industry insight to classroom discussions.
An Extraordinary Gift to Complete the Memorial Belltower
An extraordinary gift from Bill and Frances Henry will enable the university to complete the Memorial Belltower – including the installation of the full complement of 54 bells, carillon and interior stairs as originally designed.
Pearls from Thurl
Former scholarship student-athlete Thurl Bailey returned to campus earlier this month to speak at the annual General H. Hugh Shelton National Leadership Forum. Bailey shared leadership lessons from his long career in basketball.