An Extraordinary Year
Thanks to the support of alumni, students, faculty, staff and friends, NC State experienced another outstanding fundraising year and has achieved 84 percent of its goal for the Think and Do the Extraordinary Campaign.
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.
Praxair Champions College of Engineering
Praxair, one of the world’s leading industrial gas producers, is among the biggest supporters of programs including Women in Engineering and the college's Minority Engineering Programs. Praxair and NC State have collaborated on sustainability efforts, graduate research symposiums, Ph.D. recruitment weekends and scholarship funding. Now, the firm is sponsoring a student innovation lounge that will be located on the second floor of the new Fitts-Woolard Hall.
College of Veterinary Medicine Breaks Ground at Reedy Creek Equine Farm
NC State took another step forward in bold efforts to expand its equine program's educational and service potential during a May 21 ceremony. The new Reedy Creek Equine Farm, located minutes from the College of Veterinary Medicine campus, will be a modern home for equine reproductive services and a shared space also housing faculty and students from the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. The donor-backed facility, along with the recent establishment of the Tiffany and Randy Ramsey Equine Sports Medicine Program, are part of a $37.9-million plan to provide state-of-the-art equine services.
Alumna Continues Her Support of the College of Engineering
Rashida Hodge is one of the youngest College of Engineering alumni to establish a scholarship, and she recently pledged to support construction on Fitts-Woolard Hall. Her philanthropy is motivated by furthering the mission of the university that helped launch her career and by inspiring young female and African-American engineers.
College of Engineering Mourns Loss of Dean Emeritus
Dr. Nino A. Masnari, distinguished professor of electrical and computer engineering and dean emeritus of the College of Engineering at NC State, passed away May 19. His long list of academic and leadership accomplishments included increasing philanthropic support for the college, and Masnari and his wife, Judy, also endowed a scholarship for engineering undergraduates. In 2006 the college named the main entrance to the engineering building cluster on Centennial Campus the Nino A. Masnari Engineering Gateway in recognition of “his many contributions to educational and research program development ... and for vision and leadership in moving the College of Engineering to Centennial Campus.”
A Wolfpack Family Gives Back
Dr. Tony Sigmon and his wife, Nancy -- along with their children and children’s spouses -- have invested in the College of Engineering’s Fitts-Woolard Hall, as well as other college and NC State initiatives. Sigmon, founder and corporate president of Raleigh-based Collegiate Capital Management, received his bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees in engineering science and mechanics from the college. And there are many more family ties.
More than a Building
Engineering Building Oval (EB Oval) is a priority project for NC State and the College of Engineering. Meet alumni Aaron Isbell, David Whitley and Chuck Wilson Jr., who have donated toward the project.
Breaking New Ground on Centennial Campus
In late February, contractors began site work for Engineering Building Oval, the College of Engineering’s newest academic and research building, scheduled to open in June 2020. The future home of the Department of Civil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering, the Edward P. Fitts Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering and the dean’s administration is the next step in the unification of the college on Centennial Campus. The facility also represents a first-of-its-kind infrastructure project for NC State, using a unique public-private partnership.
An Extraordinary Gift to Complete the Memorial Belltower
An extraordinary gift from Bill and Frances Henry will enable the university to complete the Memorial Belltower – including the installation of the full complement of 54 bells, carillon and interior stairs as originally designed.