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.
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.
Extraordinary Places in Action: Fitts-Woolard Hall
A new video illustrates how Fitts-Woolard Hall goes beyond bricks and mortar. The result of a unique public-private partnership, which includes the transformational support of Edward P. Fitts Jr. and Edgar S. Woolard Jr. and the generous commitment of over 300 alumni, Fitts-Woolard Hall will have an extraordinary impact on teaching, learning, research and industry.
NC FFA Center Breaks Ground on New Dormitory
State FFA leaders, youth, educators and corporate supporters gathered recently to celebrate the groundbreaking for a new female dormitory at the NC FFA Center in Bladen County. The facility, which will bear the name of the SECU Foundation in recognition of its $400,000 gift, is the realization of a dream and represents the commitment of many partners and donors to vital improvements at the center.
An Extraordinary Gift for an Extraordinary Place
Two NC State industrial engineering alumni are supporting the College of Engineering’s newest facility with the largest gift given for a campus building in the university's history. The college announced the $25 million gift from Edward P. Fitts Jr. and Edgar S. Woolard Jr. on April 20 at the official groundbreaking for what will be named Fitts-Woolard Hall. The $154-million project on Centennial Campus is also funded by the passage of the May 2016 Connect NC bond referendum as well as other private donors.