The Doctor is In
For Dr. Linda Butler, there are no normal days. As vice president of medical affairs and chief medical officer at UNC REX Healthcare in Raleigh, Butler — a College of Engineering alumna and board member for the NC State Engineering Foundation — is responsible for quality and performance improvement, infection prevention, risk management, research and medical staff affairs for a system with more than 7,400 staff members and multiple facilities including Raleigh’s oldest hospital.
NC State Alumni Share a Special Message to the Class of 2020
World Series champion Trea Turner, astronaut Christina Koch, Board of Trustees chair Tom Cabaniss, Super Bowl-winning coach Bill Cowher and the Wolfpack Women in Philanthropy are just a few of the alumni, staff, volunteers and donors who teamed up to share messages of support to the graduating class of 2020.
Lessons Distilled, From Sports Medicine to Sanitizer
At NC State, Jeff Dugas '90 learned about problem solving, leadership, service and more, and he has built on the experience as a successful orthopedic surgeon and distillery co-founder.
College of Engineering Remembers Tony Mitchell
Tony L. Mitchell, retired associate professor of electrical and computer engineering (ECE), assistant dean emeritus of the College of Engineering and an inaugural ECE Hall of Fame inductee in 2015, passed away April 1. Mitchell also was an alumnus, having earned a Ph.D. in ECE in 1987 on a US Air Force graduate fellowship. He was the first African American full-time student to earn that degree from NC State. Mitchell served on the Shelton Leadership Center Board of Advisors and was a member of the Chancellor's Circle giving society for several years.
Meet the 2020 Watauga Medal Winners
Alumni Steve Angel, Kady Gjessing and Nancy Ridenhour receive NC State's highest nonacademic honor for their decades of service and generosity to the university.
Diversity in STEM Symposium Highlights Inclusive Spaces
About 300 people from across NC State and the Triangle attended the College of Sciences’ second Diversity in STEM Symposium in February. The theme of the event, sponsored by BASF and featuring many alumni speakers, was “Creating Inclusive Spaces."
NC State Makes Strong Showing on ‘Power 100’ List
Chancellor Randy Woodson and a number of NC State donors and volunteers landed spots on Business North Carolina’s “Power 100” list, which, according to the magazine, cites “influential folks who are making a significant impact in their enterprises, industries and, in many cases, the broader community.” Other were named to the magazine's supplemental “icons” list of senior business leaders.
Engineering Alumnus Named President of George Mason University
Dr. Gregory Washington, a three-time graduate of the College of Engineering at NC State, has been named as the eighth president of George Mason University. Washington, currently the dean of the Henry Samueli School of Engineering at University of California, Irvine, is a member of the NC State Engineering Foundation's board of directors. He is an accomplished researcher who specializes in dynamic systems, with an emphasis in the modeling and control of smart material structures and systems.
Alumna Makes Business NC Power 100 List
Sepi Saidi, named to Business North Carolina’s Power 100 List, has stayed engaged in NC State's Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering by serving on the advisory board and delivering keynote speeches at events it hosts, such as the 2019 American Society of Biological Engineers Southeastern Regional Student Rally. She's also a member of the NC State University Foundation Board.
The Urgency and Necessity for Greenways
Chuck Flink, a professor of practice in landscape architecture at NC State, as well as a volunteer and donor, sat down with the university's Abstract to explain the importance of greenways and their potential in developing cities and communities. Flink is the author of "The Greenway Imperative: Connecting Communities and Landscapes for a Sustainable Future."