A Vision for Doing Good
Layne Baker, a first-generation college student from rural North Carolina graduating in December, used his time at NC State and in the Caldwell Fellows program to show others in a similar situation that college is attainable for them as well.
Extraordinary Impact: Poole College of Management
With more than $3.3 million in gifts in 2018-19 from donors in 40 states, Poole College of Management is developing business leaders, generating impactful research and serving communities. Take a look at what private support is helping PCOM accomplish.
Goodnight Scholars Program: Investing in North Carolina’s STEM Future
The Goodnight Scholars Program invests in students from low- and middle-income families in North Carolina studying in STEM or STEM education disciplines. The program's annual report highlights a decade's worth of transformations, including an increase in education majors; greater inclusivity of nonwhite, rural and/or first-generation students; and larger classes of first-year and transfer scholars.
Katya Casper ’07 Grounds Her Interest in Flight at Sandia National Labs
Katya Casper says NC State's Park Scholarships program had a tremendous impact on her time as a student and on her career. While she knew she wanted to pursue engineering, Casper explains that the Park Scholarships program allowed her to grow as an individual and become more aware of the broader community.
Meet College of Education Alumna Bria Cofield Wright ’16, ’19MED
Teacher Bria Cofield Wright wanted to deepen her ability to support her fifth-graders at Hortons Creek Elementary School. Being awarded the Ragland Foundation Teaching and Leading Literacy Scholarship and the Moshakos Family Teacher Education Graduate Fellowship from the NC State College of Education made that possible -- and inspired her to become a donor as well.
Moving Forward While Giving Back: Meet Young Alumna Monica Matthai Warsaw
Monica Matthai Warsaw '12 has always been grateful for the opportunities that her Centennial Scholarship created while she was a student at Wilson College of Textiles. The Dean's Young Alumni Leadership Council member is now paying it forward with her own named Centennial Scholarship.
Jeff Reese: A Life of Devotion, a Legacy of Impact
Jeff Reese, an esteemed alumnus and devoted volunteer of the College of Natural Resources, died Oct. 30. To honor his life, legacy and impact, friends, family and colleagues have joined together to establish the Jeff Reese IMPACT Award at NC State. The award will provide scholarships to undergraduates in paper science and engineering, with preference to students who participate in any instrumental ensemble at NC State, are in the university chapter of the Technical Association of the Pulp and Paper Industry or serve as paper science and engineering ambassadors or mentors.
Supporting Global Growth
Alumnus and donor Ralph Edwards has a passion for the impact of study abroad. As an undergraduate in industrial engineering in 1959, he had the chance to intern in Italy. Now, he and his wife give back by supporting the Ralph and Ree Edwards Study Abroad Scholarship within the College of Engineering.
CNR Alumni Spotlight: Caroline Griffin
Caroline Griffin, 2017 alumna of NC State’s Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management, didn’t always plan on getting a four-year degree. But after a conversation with her father, uncle and grandfather, she jumped into life at NC State as a transfer student, making the dean’s list, joining Rho Phi Lambda Honorary Society and receiving two scholarships.
A New Music Scholarship Honors Two Generous Men
Charles Zeugner '56 established the Kutschinski-Fulghum Music Scholarship Endowment to honor two men whose kindness helped him get by at NC State and to support students who reflect his own past profile -- with financial need, involved in the Department of Music and studying electrical or computer engineering.