Statistics Alumna Makes Pledge to Create Professorships, Scholarships
Statistics alumna Nancy Ridenhour is an expert in assessing risk. When it came time to decide how to direct her estate, she knew NC State was a sure bet. She recently made a substantial planned gift to the College of Sciences and the Park Scholarships and Caldwell Fellows programs that includes funding for professorships, scholarships and experiential learning opportunities.
Passport to New Perspectives
NC State students trek across the globe to make the world their classroom. From the United Kingdom, to Iceland, China, Ghana and more, study abroad opportunities offer hands-on education and unforgettable experiences. Recent successes reflect the university's commitment to make study abroad available for all students through efforts that include increasing private support.
Study Abroad for All
Increasing scholarships is one way that NC State's Office of Global Engagement furthers its work to diversify study abroad participation and integrate international students into the campus community.
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.
A Perfect Fit Internship
Goodnight Scholar and environmental advocate Meredith Bain parlayed her love for math, Germany and the environment into a summer internship in Ingolstadt, Germany, where she developed a computer-based greenhouse gas emissions monitoring system to track progress on the city government’s carbon neutrality plan.
Student Summer Adventures
Read about the research projects, internships, foreign travel and other extraordinary summer 2018 experiences of NC State students, including several Goodnight Scholars.
Over the summer, Goodnight Scholar Christa Parrish ventured to the Mediterranean for climate change research with the Cyprus International Institute for Environmental and Public Health.
Exploring Public History in Prague
Six NC State students recently explored medieval monuments, museums and much more during the first Public History in Prague course. The class tailored its tours for visitors of NC State's European Center in Prague, the university's hub for international networks and experiences. Personalized tours helped provide unique opportunities outside the classroom — and country. Students taking part in study abroad programs are often supported through private funding.
College of Education Celebrates a Record Year of Giving
The College of Education capped off its 90th anniversary with gifts and pledges totaling $4,680,964 from a record 1,047 donors, including 171 faculty and staff members. This increase in private giving enables the college to offer more scholarships, study abroad opportunities and research and faculty support.
CHASS Students Deliver Thanks
Scholarships help College of Humanities and Social Sciences students experience everything NC State has to offer, from exceptional academic opportunities to study abroad and participation in athletics. In a video created by NC State undergraduates in an advanced digital video production class, students share what a difference philanthropy has made in their lives.