Why I Give: College of Education’s Erin Krupa Ph.D.
Erin Krupa may have been a faculty member in the NC State College of Education for only 16 months, but she is no stranger to Poe Hall. After teaching math for four years at W.G. Enloe High School in Raleigh, she decided to earn her Ph.D. Students' firsthand accounts of the importance of scholarships in opening doors, as well as her own scholarship experience as a Teaching Fellow, inspire Krupa to give back to the college.
Faculty and Staff Continue to Support Student Emergency Fund
What began as a pre-meeting conversation between Katharine Stewart, vice provost for faculty affairs, and NC State's associate deans for academic affairs turned into an intercollege competition benefiting students. Challenged by their associate deans, faculty and staff rallied to raise more than $93,000 for the Student Emergency Fund -- far exceeding their $25,000 goal.
College of Design Remembers Peter Batchelor
The College of Design is saddened to learn of the death of Professor Emeritus Peter Batchelor. Batchelor donated his collection of correspondence, administrative papers, urban design studies, computer printouts, doctoral papers, graphic materials and industry publications relating to his career as a professional urban planner to the NC State University Libraries. Also included are lectures and exhibition materials created by students documenting his time as a professor.
College of Engineering Remembers Tony Mitchell
Tony L. Mitchell, retired associate professor of electrical and computer engineering (ECE), assistant dean emeritus of the College of Engineering and an inaugural ECE Hall of Fame inductee in 2015, passed away April 1. Mitchell also was an alumnus, having earned a Ph.D. in ECE in 1987 on a US Air Force graduate fellowship. He was the first African American full-time student to earn that degree from NC State. Mitchell served on the Shelton Leadership Center Board of Advisors and was a member of the Chancellor's Circle giving society for several years.
Staff Giving Spotlight: Mark Williams
Mark Williams, director of information technology at NC State's College of Education, credits the college with helping him launch his career. He gives back to help support passionate future educators — like his wife, Kebbler, a 2014 graduate of the Master in School Administration program.
Last year, 6,929 donors made a difference by #GivingPack on the first-ever NC State Day of Giving. With 10,810 gifts and more than $13.6 million raised, the day furthered the momentum of NC State and our Think and Do the Extraordinary Campaign. The impact of philanthropy can be seen in every corner of campus. Learn more about the donors who support NC State, the people who benefit and how you can get involved on Day of Giving.
An Anonymous Gift Leads to a Lasting Tribute to Randy Foy
From 1995 until 2013, Randy Foy led two student and community musician groups for the NC State Department of Music, serving as an educator and mentor. An anonymous donor has created the Randy Foy Music Scholarship Endowment to honor his memory and service.
Wehner Fellowship Endowment Established
Todd and DelMarie Wehner recently created the Wehner Horticulture Fellowship Endowment to assist NC State graduate students interested in horticulture studies. The Wehners said they benefited from university training and careers, and they want to pay those benefits forward to future horticulturists.
Scholarship Continues to Support NC State Families
More than $1 million in Employee Dependent’s Tuition Scholarship funds have been awarded to dependents of full-time NC State employees since 2016. And more than 300 donors, most of them staff and faculty members themselves, have joined Chancellor Randy Woodson and his wife Susan by supporting the fund.
Former NC State Professor Establishes Forest Biomaterials Lecture
Richard Thomas — an alumnus, former professor and department head in the College of Natural Resources — has generously donated $100,000 to establish an annual lecture in forest biomaterials. Expected to launch in 2021, the Dr. Richard J. and Margaret M. Thomas Endowed Lecture will highlight notable research from across the country or world.