A Vision for Doing Good
Layne Baker, a first-generation college student from rural North Carolina graduating in December, used his time at NC State and in the Caldwell Fellows program to show others in a similar situation that college is attainable for them as well.
Extraordinary Expectations Exceeded
NC State has surpassed its historic Think and Do the Extraordinary Campaign goal of $1.6 billion, but we’re not stopping there — we’re building on our momentum to achieve even bolder transformation.
The Promise of Access
When we give first-generation students and students from low- to middle-income families the opportunity to succeed by removing financial barriers, the results are extraordinary. Just ask a few of our current students and alumni.
The Potential to Succeed
Through our Think and Do the Extraordinary Campaign, NC State is reaffirming our commitment to access and affordability for scholars from across North Carolina. In this video, current student Starr Gibens, alumnus Wade Moore and Krista Ringler, associate vice provost and director of scholarships and financial aid, discuss the importance of creating extraordinary opportunities at NC State.
Investing in Students: a Q&A with Krista Ringler
Krista Ringler, associate vice provost and director of scholarships and financial aid at NC State, shares how the Campaign has strengthened the university's ability to meet student need and importance of continuing to invest in opportunity and access.
A Meal and a Night Out
After learning about food insecurity at NC State, Richard “Gus” Gusler, owner of the landmark Players Retreat restaurant near campus, realized he had been food insecure himself as a student. Now, he's donating Players Retreat gift cards so that students facing food insecurity can participate in social activities with fewer burdens.
Since the launch of the Campaign, NC State has invested in developing and promoting initiatives to combat food and housing insecurity on campus and to find solutions for students who are one emergency away from having to leave school. Private support is changing the way we can respond to student needs -- because no member of the Pack should be left behind.
Busy Turning Dreams into Reality
From Europe to Mexico, and plenty of places in between, College of Humanities and Social Sciences student Toinette Powers is taking advantage of opportunities to lay the foundation for a wide-ranging future.
Ready to Put Science to Work
Research and other opportunities at NC State have helped Daniela Fontecha, a double major in physics and chemistry, discover a passion for using science to improve the environment.
Opportunities Adding Up
NC State senior Yussef Guerrab hopes to blend interests in math, statistics, education and public policy into a career helping others.