Alum Tyler Allen Reflects on His Time with Multicultural Student Affairs
Tyler Allen '14, '18 was a chancellor's aide, president of the Graduate Student Association, a Fraternity and Sorority Life resident director and a Three-Minute Thesis Winner during his time earning two degrees at NC State. Allen, named one of Forbes' 30 Under 30 in 2018, made one of his first university connections via his work-study job at Multicultural Student Affairs. He believes that investing in centers like this one through the Office of Institutional Equity and Diversity represents an investment in the entire campus community.
NC State Pioneer Rhonda Sutton: Serving, Advocating, Leading
In the 20th anniversary year of the Molly Hays Glander Fund, the Office of Institutional Equity and Diversity is taking a look back at some of the people who have helped shape the programs NC State has in place to support survivors of interpersonal violence. Rhonda Sutton was an early leader of the Women’s Center who contributed to its current strengths in advocacy, programming and support for survivors.
Meet the 2020 Mathews Medal Winners
NC State's highest nonacademic distinction for students, the Mathews Medal, recognizes graduating seniors who will leave the university a better place because of their service, commitment and leadership. This year's medalists are Resident Adviser Council founder Kevin Hogan, Alumni Association Student Ambassador Program president Mary Kate Morgan, NC State's NAACP chapter president Malasia McClendon and Feed the Pack executive director Jayna Lennon.
COVID-19’s Unique Impacts on Survivors of Interpersonal Violence
Survivors of interpersonal violence are experiencing unique impacts of COVID-19. The Women’s Center at NC State has seen a rise in students seeking support from trained advocates as well as significantly more applications to the Survivor Fund, which can cover related expenses, such as medical care, counseling, legal assistance, loss of employment, transportation, relocation and/or safety upgrades to housing. Gifts to the Survivor Fund help meet this increased and ongoing need.
COVID-19 Impacts First-Generation Students
Campus changes to mitigate the spread of coronavirus have impacted students everywhere, but many first-generation students face added obstacles. Joselyn Ramirez-Mendoza, a junior at NC State, is one such student adjusting to a new normal. She hopes others will take advantage of resources the university offers such as Feed the Pack food pantry, the Student Emergency Fund, the Libraries and the Counseling Center.
An Inspiring Spring Break
Every year, more than 20 teams of NC State students, accompanied by faculty and staff, fan out around the world to work with partner organizations and communities on a wide variety of projects. The university’s Alternative Service Break (ASB) program, which got its start in 1999, provides a service-based alternative to the stereotypical ways of spending spring, fall and winter breaks, with groups participating in two dozen domestic and international locations. Scholarship funds support some participants.
Engineering a More Inclusive Campus
Timothy Humphrey ’96 gives back to NC State through his time and financial gifts. He recently created two endowments within the College of Engineering and the Office of Institutional Equity and Diversity with one extraordinary goal: promoting opportunities to create a more diverse, inclusive campus.
An Interview with Evelyn Reiman, Molly Hays Glander Fund Co-Founder
This year marks the 20th anniversary of the Molly Hays Glander Fund, which supports the Women’s Center’s interpersonal violence programming and collaborative action centered on creating a culture of consent and a violence-free campus at NC State. Evelyn Reiman, who retired as associate vice chancellor for student affairs, was one of the co-founders of the endowment. She recently reflected on her career and the fund.
Designate for Diversity on Day of Giving
The Office of Institutional Equity and Diversity offers a host of options for including diversity and inclusion as part of your Day of Giving support.
Black Alumni Society Celebrates 40 Years with Gala
NC State’s Black Alumni Society commemorated 40 years since its founding with an anniversary gala on Friday, Nov. 8. Diane and Elwood Becton, who founded the society, spoke about its history. Forty notable alumni, many of whom give back to the university as volunteers and donors, received special recognition for leadership, commitment and service to the society, NC State and beyond.