Alumni Invest in North Carolina’s Future through Gifts to Fitts-Woolard Hall
Construction on the College of Engineering's new Fitts-Woolard Hall on Centennial Campus is more than 70 percent complete, with an opening date expected for June 2020. Get to know two alumni who have supported this state-of-the-art structure that will house two departments and the dean's administrative offices.
Filling the Gap
Learn more about opportunities to support the bold plans for Fitts-Woolard Hall, which is vital to uniting the College of Engineering on Centennial Campus and supporting innovative education and collaborative discovery. Thanks to generous commitments from more than 300 donors, the college has achieved 80 percent of its commitment of $60 million toward the public-private funding for the facility.
Lonnie Poole Golf Course Honored for Sustainability Efforts
The North Carolina Golf Course Operator’s Association’s Sustainability Award recognizes the ability to incorporate sustainability and environmental stewardship into operating practices. NC State's Lonnie Poole Golf Course, the 2019 honoree, is one of only two college golf courses designated as a Certified Silver Audubon International Signature Sanctuary. Not only does the course utilize environmental guidelines, it was built to meet them.
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.
Quiz: How Donors Help Us Think and Do
Test your knowledge of the Think and Do the Extraordinary Campaign and learn more about how donors make a difference.
Wellness and Recreation Center Focuses on Mind and Body
A key feature of NC State's 82,000-square-foot Wellness and Recreation Center, scheduled to open next fall, will be the Mind Body Studio. The dedicated space will allow Wellness and Recreation to offer additional classes and programming to help students manage stress, explore the mind-body connection and lead healthier lives. Donor naming opportunities are available for the studio and other spaces throughout the new center.
Scissors and Shovels: A Year of Transformation for CALS
It’s the largest infrastructure expansion in College of Agriculture and Life Sciences history: In the space of one year, six major CALS building projects have broken ground or opened their doors. More are on the way. In addition to multiyear new construction like the NC State University Plant Sciences Building, there are important smaller projects, including the transformational gifts and naming of the E. Carroll Joyner Beef Education Unit and the Dinah E. Gore Teaching and Research Kitchens.
The Power of Giving: Entrepreneur and Philanthropist (and CALS Alum) Carroll Joyner
Since graduating in 1956 with a bachelor's degree in animal science, E. Carroll Joyner has become one of NC State’s most generous and lauded philanthropists. He holds an honorary doctorate, and the university’s visitor center carries his name. Most recently, the E. Carroll Joyner Beef Unit at Lake Wheeler Laboratories was named in a Sept. 14 ceremony.
E. Carroll Joyner Beef Education Unit Dedicated
Key partners in North Carolina’s beef industry gathered Sept. 14 to celebrate the naming of NC State's Beef Education Unit after prominent College of Agriculture and Life Sciences alumnus E. Carroll Joyner. Joyner has played an active role in the university's agricultural program since graduating in 1956. He donated his Angus beef herd to NC State to start the North Carolina Cattleman’s Foundation in the 1980s, and his naming gift will help transform beef cattle education, research and extension programs in North Carolina for generations to come.
NC State’s Strong Fundraising Momentum Continues
After another outstanding year of fundraising, NC State is closing in on the $1.6 billion goal of its Think and Do the Extraordinary Campaign. Students, faculty, programs and facilities across the university will benefit from $220 million in gifts and new pledges received during the 2018-19 fiscal year that ended June 30.