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.
A Leader on and off the Football Field
A.J. Cole, a student-athlete in the Edward P. Fitts Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering, leads on and off the field as the veteran starting punter for the NC State football team.
Strength in the Pack: A Pictorial Look Back at the 2017-18 Season
NC State Athletics enjoyed a historic year in 2017-18, including a first-ever Top 25 national ranking in the Learfield Directors' Cup at No. 15 and a best-ever graduation success rate. Thousands of donors to the Wolfpack Club helped NC State Athletics make "Wolfpack Unlimited: Refuse to Accept the Status Quo" a reality.
CHASS Students Deliver Thanks
Scholarships help College of Humanities and Social Sciences students experience everything NC State has to offer, from exceptional academic opportunities to study abroad and participation in athletics. In a video created by NC State undergraduates in an advanced digital video production class, students share what a difference philanthropy has made in their lives.
Personal Statement: Stephen Louis
This fall, wide receiver Stephen Louis will wear the the NC State football team's No. 1 jersey – an annual honor bestowed by head coach Dave Doeren in recognition of qualities like leadership, hard work and being an extraordinary teammate. Louis, who earned his bachelor's degree in parks, recreation and tourism management from the College of Natural Resources and is now a graduate student in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences' youth development and leadership program, shares his story of growing up in Florida on the way to becoming a Wolfpack scholarship student-athlete.
Wolfpack Athletics Program on the Rise
With private donors as an important part of its team, the NC State athletics department ended a historic 2017-18 year by placing 15th in the nation in the Learfield Directors' Cup standings – reaching its organizational goal of Top 25 status for the first time in the program that measures all-around sports excellence. Student-athletes continue to improve their academic performance as well.