Honoring the Class of 2020: Jayna Lennon
While serving on Student Government as a first-year senator, Park Scholar and Mathews Medalist Jayna Lennon saw the need for addressing food insecurity. She has served as executive director of Feed the Pack, an organization that addresses food insecurity, and as a mental health ambassador in the campus Counseling Center, challenging mental health stigmas that include those surrounding eating disorders.
A Thank You to ROTC Graduates
Student Body President Emma Carter recognizes the work and service of spring graduates from NC State's three Reserve Officer Training Corps programs.
Through the Darkness to Shine a Light
To become the first in her family to earn a degree, Esmira Poladova persevered through tragedy and challenges and, as an NC State senior, even became an advocate for other underresourced students.
The (Art) Show Goes On, and Visual Artist Awards Are Announced
In 2017, Arts NC State received a generous gift to create a visual artist award for the student art annual sale, to recognize NC State students for their outstanding work in the visual arts. Jornell Bacon, Jake Goodnight and Grayson Morrow were named this year's winners, and art continues to be available at links shared on the Arts NC State Flickr gallery.
Commissioned for Success
Receiving the Textile Military Scholarship didn't just enhance Garrett Welsh's NC State experience – it served as a vote of a confidence in his abilities and confirmation that his work in the classroom and as a member of the Naval ROTC hadn't gone unnoticed. He'll soon be applying the skills he learned in college to a career in the Navy.
A Million Thanks to Our Pack
Over the past month, we’ve faced unprecedented uncertainty and rapid change — but that hasn’t stopped our alumni, faculty, staff and friends from stepping up to do the extraordinary. In this special video message, Chancellor Randy Woodson expresses his gratitude for the more than $1 million raised in support of the Student Emergency Fund, which has gone directly to students in need during this time of crisis.
Privette Earns Inaugural Employee Award
Josh Privette, associate director of development for the Division of Academic and Student Affairs, is the recipient of the first-ever NC State Employee of the Year Award from the Hillsborough Street Community Service Corporation. The award recognizes exemplary leadership within the university and continued efforts to make Hillsborough Street a distinct Raleigh destination.
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.
Chancellor Woodson Thanks the NC State Community
In a video message, Chancellor Randy Woodson shares his appreciation and gratitude for Wolfpack students, faculty and staff for their commitment and strength in response to the impact of COVID-19. He also highlights the volunteers who have kept the Feed the Pack food pantry running and the hundreds of donors whose gifts to the Student Emergency Fund have helped students facing financial crises in the wake of the virus.
A Peek at Daily Life in the Division of Academic and Student Affairs
Just before spring break (and COVID-19's impact on campus), NC State Chancellor Randy Woodson met with staff and toured facilities for the Division of Academic and Student Affairs, including donor-supported efforts such as Military and Veteran Services and the Feed the Pack food pantry.