A Legacy of Serving and Enhancing Communities
"If our museum is furthering the understanding between cultures and recognized for the power that it can have over people’s lives, the payoff is at the end there’s something there that is going to be standing for a long time." Phil Freelon, who graduated from the College of Design in 1975, passed away on July 9. The legacy he built through service to his alma mater and through community-enhancing architecture, such as the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, will indeed stand for a long time.
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.
NC State Announces Appointees to Board of Trustees
The North Carolina General Assembly has reappointed Jimmy Clark and Ann Goodnight to the North Carolina State University Board of Trustees. Clark was reappointed by the North Carolina Senate and Goodnight by the North Carolina House of Representatives. The two alumni, both extraordinary partners in the advancement of NC State, will serve four-year terms.
Engineering Alum — and Volunteer for NC State — Designs Hardware for Future Human Space Travel
AJ Rackl graduated in 2016 from the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering with strong technical skills. But he says it’s the soft skills he learned — how to lead a project, work in a group and network with people — that have helped him the most in his role at Blue Origin in Kent, Washington. Rackl continues to network with and support NC State alumni and current students as the Engineering Foundation's regional presentative in the greater Seattle area and as a member of the foundation’s Young Alumni Advisory Board.
Jerry Jackson Honored with 2019 Godwin Red Torch Award
Longtime volunteer, advocate and philanthropist Jerry Jackson, of Raleigh, has been honored as recipient of the NC State University Foundation’s 2019 Jerry and Elizabeth Godwin Red Torch Award.
Mark Baxter Receives Inaugural Distinguished MAC Alumni Award
Mark Baxter, who received his bachelor’s degree in accounting in 1996 at the Poole College of Management and his master’s in accounting in 1998 through the Jenkins MAC program, was recognized at the MAC program’s 25th Anniversary Celebration Reception held on April 4. An assurance partner at EY in Raleigh, Baxter is an active, involved alum, serving on the Poole College of Management Board of Advisors, the MAC Board of Advisors, the NC State Executive Education Board, as well as coordinating his firm's relationship with the college and supporting students through the Baxter Family Endowment.
Her Dog Changed Lives. Now it’s Mary Jo Pringle’s Turn
Mary Jo Pringle has always had a special relationship with animals, including Blarney, a golden retriever named after the famed stone in Ireland. Since Blarney's death in 2010, Pringle has become a major donor to NC State's College of Veterinary Medicine, establishing a pair of planned gifts that will endow a research fund and chair in comparative pain research.
Four Alumni Named to BOT
The UNC Board of Governors named Ed Stack, a former student body president, to the NC State Board of Trustees and reappointed three other alumni -- Chip Andrews, Stan Kelly and Dewayne Washington -- to the 13-member advisory board for four-year terms.
Day of Giving Launches March 27
NC State's first-ever Day of Giving kicks off on March 27. With challenge matches and leaderboard competitions, the day will offer multiple ways for donors to amplify for their support for the university's students, faculty, staff, facilities and programs.
#GivingPack: Philanthropy at Work
Each day, across NC State, students, faculty, researchers and staff encounter extraordinary experiences and opportunities made possible by donor support. Learn more about how donors who join us in our Campaign change the future for NC State — and the world.