Meet the Award-Winning College of Education Alumni
From first-year teachers receiving accolades for their work in the classroom to veteran educators being honored for their exemplary careers, NC State College of Education alumni continue to demonstrate excellence in education. Private support helps the college continue to prepare even more extraordinary educators who will impact students across the state and beyond.
Park Scholars Host Nicole Lurie for Gerald H. Elkan Distinguished Lecture in Science and Society
NC State's Park Scholarships Classes of 2020 and 2021 will host the second Gerald H. Elkan Distinguished Lecture in Science and Society, featuring internationally-renowned health services researcher and health policy expert Dr. Nicole Lurie. The lecture, “Reaching the other side: lessons from the intersection of medicine and policy,” will take place Monday, Sept. 23, 5:30-6:30 p.m. in James B. Hunt Jr. Library's Duke Energy Hall and will be followed by a reception. Both are free and open to the public.
Wolfpack Earns 286 Spots on ACC Honor Roll
Supported in part by private donations, NC State's Athletics Department is committed to providing extraordinary opportunities to dynamic student-athletes. In the 2018-19 academic year, 286 Wolfpack student-athletes earned places on the Atlantic Coast Conference's Honor Roll, which is comprised of student-athletes who registered a grade-point average of 3.0 or better for the full year.
Twenty-Five Years of CEFS: Strong Roots, Sustained Growth
Twenty-five years ago, NC State joined with N.C. A&T State University and the N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services to set up the Center for Environmental Farming Systems. Supported in part by private donations, the center is now known internationally for its work on sustainable agriculture and food systems.
Providing for the Pack
NC State continues making strides to combat food insecurity on campus, from the growing PACK Meal Share program to the addition of meal kits in the Feed the Pack Food Pantry. The efforts dovetail with the collaborative efforts of partners including the Division of Academic and Student Affairs and NC State Dining to create Pack Essentials, a means for meeting students’ needs for housing, food and financial services.
Spotlight on Our Students: So You’re Digging for Dinosaurs?
Erin Gniewek, a rising third-year University Scholar from Advance, is spending the summer working with Makounta-Voules Archaeological Project. The project is based outside of Polis, Cyprus, and established by NC State professors Kate Grossman and Tate Paulette.
Andrews Launch Accelerator Helps Put WAAM Founder on Track for Fall Launch
Karly Pavlinac, a 2017 NC State graduate, is turning frustration with step-by-step fitness instructions into a startup. WAAM, or We Are A Movement, offers top fitness trainers a toolbox for monetizing their fan base, along with a community. Pavlinac met a key investor during her participation in the 2018 Andrews Launch Accelerator, a program supported by Poole College of Management alumnus Chip Andrews and his wife Lyn.
AGI Grad Named Pig Farmer of Tomorrow
Supported in part by private giving, NC State's Agricultural Institute offers two-year degrees that prepare graduates to work in agriculture. Bailee Arnold is an AGI alum, and she's now managing a 4,000-head sow farm at Maxwell Foods in Goldsboro. Arnold, recently named a 2019 Pig Farmer of Tomorrow, jokes that AGI helped "hog tie" her brain with regard to agricultural work.
Keeping Time with Zeevy
Zeevy is an 11-year-old rescue dog who has been described as a "lifesaver" by his owner Sharon Davis because of the companionship he has offered in the wake of Davis' traumatic brain injury. When Zeevy faced a malignant tumor, his owner brought him to NC State Veterinary Hospital, where support from the Petco Foundation and Blue Buffalo Cancer Treatment Fund helped defray the cost of treatment.
Business Icon Wordsworth Supports NC State Veterinary Medicine
Influential businessman and NC State alumnus Jerry Wordsworth has made a substantial, unrestricted gift to the College of Veterinary Medicine. Wordsworth, who recently brought his dog Rover to CVM for extraordinary care, hopes his gift will inspire others to join him in supporting North Carolina's educational institutions.