NC State Dining Offers Students an Opportunity to Donate Guest Meals to Help Classmates
For the second year in a row, students can donate their extra guest swipes starting December 2 to the Pack Meal Share program. The donated swipes are redistributed to students who are experiencing food insecurities. Almost 1500 swipes have been redistributed this fall and last spring semester from previous donations. This semester’s goal is to reach 1500 donated guest swipes. Students can donate swipes until the goal is met or until Dec. 22.
A Meal and a Night Out
After learning about food insecurity at NC State, Richard “Gus” Gusler, owner of the landmark Players Retreat restaurant near campus, realized he had been food insecure himself as a student. Now, he's donating Players Retreat gift cards so that students facing food insecurity can participate in social activities with fewer burdens.
With a Pack of 88,000 Campaign donors behind us, the students, faculty, Extension professionals, researchers and staff at NC State are thinking beyond boundaries and doing the extraordinary. Learn more about why we’re showing our #PackAppreciation.
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.
Partnering to Combat Student Housing Insecurity
Since Mary Haskett's 2017 study illustrated the need to address food and housing insecurity faced by NC State students, campus and community partners have worked on ways to respond. Grants from the NC State University Foundation are supporting development of a Host Homes Program, which will match students facing homelessness or housing insecurity with members of the community willing to open their homes. At the same time, an interdisciplinary partnership with Professor Tom Barrie in the College of Design is exploring what it might look like to provide housing on or near campus.
Engineering Foundation’s Endowment Dinner Highlights Impact and Connections
The annual event connects donors like Shoshanna Conway with College of Engineering students and faculty who benefit from endowed scholarships, fellowships and professorships. The John Estes Conway Memorial Scholarship named for Conway's late husband has benefited more than 50 students in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering.
To the Universe and Beyond
Every child grows up with a dream. Ana Sofia Uzsoy, a Park Scholar at NC State, wanted to be an astronomer. She has already been able to pursue topics that fit that dream, and she plans to pursue her doctorate in computational astrophysics.
Demands of the Academic Dream
In a first-person account, Goodnight Scholar and science education major Elizabeth Vanegas discusses overcoming obstacles and her dream to become a champion and advocate for North Carolina students.
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.
College of Sciences Honors Extraordinary Alumni and Students
At its annual awards dinner on Sept. 26, the College of Sciences recognized three alumni for their outstanding achievements and contributions to the college. All three — Nancy Ridenhour, Maggie LaPlante and Jamal Moss — have supported Sciences as volunteer leaders, advocates and donors.