Big Plans, Bright Futures: Meet Some of Our 2020 Graduates
Park Scholars, Mathews medalists, NC State's first Payne USAID Fellow and a Global Change Fellow are just a few of the extraordinary May 2020 graduates from the College of Humanities and Social Sciences.
Graduating without Regrets
Being a Park Scholar has given Abby Scheper the opportunities and the confidence to lead and serve while excelling as a philosophy major with three minors.
Hobbs Receives Jackson Rigney International Service Award
Heidi Hobbs of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences was chosen as this year's winner of the Jackson Rigney International Service Award, the highest honor for global engagement at NC State. The award is funded through the Jackson A. Rigney International Endowment in the NC State University Foundation that honors the memory of an outstanding 40-year faculty member. Hobbs is director of the Master of International Studies Program in the School of Public and International Affairs and associate professor of political science.
An Inspiring Spring Break
Every year, more than 20 teams of NC State students, accompanied by faculty and staff, fan out around the world to work with partner organizations and communities on a wide variety of projects. The university’s Alternative Service Break (ASB) program, which got its start in 1999, provides a service-based alternative to the stereotypical ways of spending spring, fall and winter breaks, with groups participating in two dozen domestic and international locations. Scholarship funds support some participants.
Preserving History, Creating Opportunity
Fueled by their passion for Native American culture, Belinda and John Hester (’72) have established a scholarship at NC State. The John F. Hester Scholarship provides support for undergraduates enrolled in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences and majoring or minoring in history. Priority is given to students who are underrepresented in the student body or students who have demonstrated interest in Native American heritage.
In Memoriam: Charlie Coe
Charles K. Coe, professor emeritus of public administration and an outstanding member of NC State's faculty for 28 years, passed away Feb. 5. He and his wife Marty felt strongly about supporting faculty research and graduate students. They created a bequest to enhance research within the School of Public and International Affairs.
Two Humanities and Social Sciences Faculty Members Named Distinguished Professors
NC State has named two College of Humanities and Social Sciences faculty members as distinguished professors, a title bestowed on scholars who are considered to be at the top of their fields and whose work is known nationally and internationally. Communication professor Joann Keyton and psychology professor Douglas J. Gillan both received the honor.
Fusing Disciplines, Transforming Graduate Education
The Agricultural Biotechnology in Food, Energy and Water Systems program is showing graduate students the full spectrum of issues in biotech and genetic engineering, from the lab, to the field, to the public square. And it’s an approach that could inform how we seek solutions to other grand challenges, explains Jennifer Kuzma, Goodnight-NC GSK Foundation Distinguished Professor in the School of Public and International Affairs and co-director of the Genetic Engineering and Society Center.
An Opportunity Multiplied
Need-based scholarship support, as well as resources from TRIO and Pack Essentials, helped Indira Gutierrez ’19 develop into a scholar, researcher and advocate dedicated to helping others.
Communication Major Gains Real-World Experience With Library Support
Communication major Katie Gruninger has a passion for helping people. NC State University Libraries recently announced Gruninger as one of two winners of the third annual Library Leaders Scholarships. Recognizing exemplary contributions to the libraries by current students, the $2,500 awards come from the Library Leaders Scholarship Endowment.