Pack Promise

Nov 12, 2019

The Promise of Access

When we give first-generation students and students from low- to middle-income families the opportunity to succeed by removing financial barriers, the results are extraordinary. Just ask a few of our current students and alumni.

Nov 5, 2019

Busy Turning Dreams into Reality

From Europe to Mexico, and plenty of places in between, College of Humanities and Social Sciences student Toinette Powers is taking advantage of opportunities to lay the foundation for a wide-ranging future.

Nov 5, 2019

Ready to Put Science to Work

Research and other opportunities at NC State have helped Daniela Fontecha, a double major in physics and chemistry, discover a passion for using science to improve the environment.

Oct 29, 2019

Opportunities Adding Up

NC State senior Yussef Guerrab hopes to blend interests in math, statistics, education and public policy into a career helping others.

Oct 29, 2019

Accounting for Needs

Two-time alumnus Dominick Vaccaro, who is working toward becoming a CPA, is thankful for the leadership opportunities and resources he enjoyed at NC State.

Oct 29, 2019

Forecast: High Probability of Success

As a child, Clay Chaney loved watching meteorologists. Now, thanks to his opportunity to attend NC State, he is one himself.

Oct 29, 2019

A ‘Big Red Letter’ Changed Everything

Nutrition science major Dorcas Mabiala’s extraordinary experiences at NC State have included undergraduate research and involvement with the Albright Entrepreneurs Village, University Tutorial Center and TRIO Support Services.

Oct 1, 2019

Beyond the Belltower: Season 2

Beyond the Bell Tower is a podcast for students enrolled in NC State's TRIO programs, with current students, alumni and community members sharing personal stories to offer guidance. While aid programs help students overcome financial barriers to higher education, TRIO addresses class, social and cultural barriers; although TRIO is federally funded, there are many opportunities for donors to support opportunity for its students. The most recent episode of Beyond the Bell Tower features Khalia Braswell, a 2013 alumna and the CEO and founder of INTech, a nonprofit fostering interest in technology among young girls of color.

May 1, 2019

Finding Her Natural Place, Beyond Boundaries

Pack Promise helped zoology alum Brianna Sorber pursue extraordinary experiences at NC State, including study abroad in Australia and an internship in conservation education.