Each day, across NC State, students, faculty, researchers and staff encounter extraordinary experiences and opportunities made possible by private support. Learn more about how donors who join us in #GivingPack change the future for NC State — and the world — and mark your calendar for the first-ever NC State Day of Giving on March 27, 2019.
Personal Statement: Ibrahim Kante
Ibrahim Kante's path to the NC State football program has been nothing short of extraordinary. The second-year defensive lineman details his family's journey from the Ivory Coast to the United States and how that decision impacted his life. Support from thousands of donors ensures that Wolfpack student-athletes can think and do the extraordinary, inside the classroom and in competition.
Three to Receive Watauga Medal
On March 8, NC State will award its highest nonacademic honor to alumni S. Frank Culberson, Charles A. Flink II and James A. Stewart. The Watauga Medal, given annually by the Board of Trustees since 1975, recognizes extraordinary service and commitment to the university.
Making Her Mark
Stephanie Cogdell found a home at NC State and, as a volunteer, board member, mentor and donor, she has been giving back ever since.
Corrigan Introduced as New Athletics Director
After leading the athletics program at the U.S. Military Academy for eight years, Boo Corrigan will become NC State's next director of athletics. Helped by private support from thousands of Wolfpack Club members, Corrigan will lead an program that includes 23 teams, revenue of about $86 million and more than 200 full-time employees.
From Rio to Raleigh
Olympic swimmer Ryan Held is comfortable dealing with pressure. His strength was tested at the 2016 Olympics in Brazil, where he and fellow teammates brought home a relay gold medal. His strength was tested again as he completed an internship at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences. Private support for NC State athletics helps shape the college experience for student-athletes like Held, who recently graduated from the College of Natural Resources.
Personal Statement: Paige Griffiths
Thousands of donors help the Wolfpack Club turn dreams into reality for NC State student-athletes, and Paige Griffiths is busy chasing hers as a member of the women's soccer team. A junior studying communication, Griffiths shares her soccer journey and the way that competition with her sisters has helped her achieve her goals on and off the field.
Arena at Reynolds Coliseum to Be Named for Legendary NC State Men’s Basketball Coach Jim Valvano
Historic William Neal Reynolds Coliseum will now share its name with another icon of NC State Athletics, as former men’s basketball head coach Jim Valvano will join Hall of Fame women’s basketball coach Kay Yow in being recognized at the famed venue. At a ceremony on December 5 prior to NC State’s Heritage Game, James. T. Valvano Arena will be formally dedicated to the legendary coach who guided the Wolfpack to the 1983 national championship.
Personal Statement: Jeremy Gray
Former football player Jeremy Gray ventured from a small town in Alabama to compete for NC State. Now, the College of Natural Resources alumnus and Opelika native is looking to give back to his community and state with a run for legislative office. He hopes to be the next state representative for Alabama's District 83.
Meet the First-Year Class for 2018
NC State welcomed a new class of first-year students in August, and each one of them has a story. Learn about the paths and dreams of seven students from near and far, and how scholarship and program support is making a difference.