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.
The Wag Tells the Tale
As a member of the North Carolina Veterinary Medical Foundation, David Knight is committed to helping develop the resources that advance the well-being of animals. His family recently learned about the NC State Veterinary Hospital's world-class care firsthand: A delicate surgical procedure performed by Peter Early helped their dog Cora Belle regain her mobility.
2019 Scholarship Dinner Celebrates Radical Generosity
At February’s annual scholarship dinner hosted by the North Carolina Veterinary Medical Foundation, NC State College of Veterinary Medicine students spent time with the donors who help make their education possible. CVM Dean Paul Lunn said that between 2013 and 2017, the amount of scholarship funds available to the college's students rose from $282,000 to $879,000, and he hopes that figure will exceed $1 million by next year.
CVM Alum Personifies an Attitude of Gratitude
When Rick Hovis received his DVM degree in 1989 from the NC State College of Veterinary Medicine, he was part of the fifth graduating class. Six months into his career and just starting life with his wife, Kelly, Hovis made a $50 donation to his alma mater. He has continued giving generously to the college over the past 30 years, supporting All Gifts Great and Small, the Teaching Animal Unit and other funds, and he has served as a mentor.
Campaign Cabinet Volunteer Spotlight: Judi Grainger
Judi Grainger, a 2015 recipient of the Watauga Medal, supports NC State's Think and Do the Extraordinary Campaign as a Cabinet volunteer for the Board of Visitors and the Alumni Association. Learn more about her philanthropic philosophy in the following Q&A.
A Love for Students — and Cats, Too
Sandy Thach spent her NC State career helping students achieve their academic dreams. In retirement, she's helping them even more. She recently established the Sandy and Jerry Thach Endowed Scholarship at the College of Veterinary Medicine, and her generosity also will support an exam room for cat patients and the Companion Animal Pet Assistance Fund.
A Friendship, a Hurricane and a Lasting Tribute
After Hurricane Florence wreaked havoc throughout North Carolina, Brett Wu grew keenly aware of the needs of storm victims, including animals. Wu decided to support those animals and honor his friend Ashley Zibura, a resident in the ophthalmology service at the NC State Veterinary Hospital, with a plaque in the Gallop of Honor.
Barbara Sherman Papers Available for Research
The NC State University Libraries announced the donation of the Barbara Sherman Papers to the Special Collections Research Center. Sherman was a professor at the College of Veterinary Medicine from 1984 until her retirement in 2018. Her research focused on anxiety, fear and aggression in companion animals.
The Mark of Compassionate Care
Susan Ryan and her 9-year-old cocker spaniel, Goldie, have become familiar faces at the NC State Veterinary Hospital since Goldie received a pacemaker three years ago. To honor the well-rounded compassionate care the staff has provided her and other clients -- and their beloved companions -- Ryan has become a donor.
CVM Study to Use Innovative Cancer Detection Tool, Seeks Participants
A clinical study launching at the NC State College of Veterinary Medicine is targeting a common canine cancer that is difficult to treat. The CADET BRAF, the world’s first liquid biopsy to detect cancer in dogs, was developed in the lab of Matthew Breen, CVM professor of genomics and the Oscar J. Fletcher Distinguished Professor of Comparative Oncology Genetics.