College of Engineering Marks Fitts-Woolard Hall Milestone
The College of Engineering celebrated progress on the extraordinary building Dec. 12 with a Topping Off Celebration and lunch. The event marked the placing of the highest, but not last, steel beam in the new building’s frame.
Engineering Honors Four Distinguished Alums
NC State's College of Engineering bestowed the Distinguished Engineering Alumnus award on Suzanne Gordon, Peter Lehrer, Gil West and Alan Weinberg this fall. Recognized for their professional accomplishments and leadership, the group also gives back to the college through voluntarism and philanthropy.
Meet the Dean’s Circle at the College of Engineering
Members of the Dean’s Circle, the college’s signature annual giving fund, provide the consistent support that has fueled growth and improvement. Their gifts help fund scholarships and fellowships, as well as innovative programs throughout the academic departments.
Support of Fitts-Woolard Hall Provides Unique Opportunities for Students
Meet Tom and Mimi Cunningham, and Joe and Vicki Pleasant -- some of the donors whose support of the College of Engineering's new Fitts-Woolard Hall will make a difference for years to come.
A Tradition of Multigenerational Giving
Some of the most generous supporters of NC State and the College of Engineering come from multiple generations of family members who have attended the university. The Bryans, whose service and philanthropy are rooted in their success in the construction business and their desire to give back, are one such family.
Building A Legacy
Fitts-Woolard Hall is beginning to take shape quickly on NC State's Centennial Campus, thanks to the generosity of more than 300 donors and a transformational naming gift from industrial engineering alumni Edward P. Fitts and Edgar R. Woolard. The College of Engineering has raised more than $47 million (of a $60 million goal) for the public-private project. Alumni and friends still have a chance to make a gift that will have a lasting impact on thousands of future students and faculty.
Alumnus’ Ties to NC State Inspired Endowments
NC State alumnus Glenn Futrell, who earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees in civil engineering in 1963 and 1965, respectively, believes in giving back. Futrell and his wife, Phyllis, established a scholarship and two endowed professorships in the Department of Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering, and they have supported the new Fitts-Woolard Hall.
Two of a Kind
Edward P. Fitts Jr. and Edgar S. Woolard Jr. began a friendship based on their mutual love for NC State, their appreciation for the paths that their engineering degrees started them down and a common goal: to make the university, college and department where they studied extraordinary. Most recently, the two Eds' $25 million gift to help fund construction of Fitts-Woolard Hall is the largest gift to a campus building naming in NC State’s history.
An Extraordinary Year
Thanks to the support of alumni, students, faculty, staff and friends, NC State experienced another outstanding fundraising year and has achieved 84 percent of its goal for the Think and Do the Extraordinary Campaign.
Engineering Alumni Stories: David Whitley
NC State alumnus David Whitley had an interest in all things electronic from an early age. Now the 1992 graduate in electrical engineering gives back to the university that put him on a path to success.