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Unafraid to engage: ‘Third culture kid’ Tuyen Truong grows from curious student to researcher, Army lieutenant

Tuyen Truong has never shied away from asking the tough questions. The recent NC State graduate's eagerness to confront and explore new ideas led to award-winning research her senior year and now, a career in the U.S. Army.

Distinguished Alumna Vivian Howard Finds Recipe for Success

Along with being a very fine chef, Vivian Howard (English, '00) is a restaurateur, TV star, writer and ambassador of Southern culture and cuisine. Meet the college's 2015 Distinguished Alumna.

The Scoop on Dog Poop: Grad Student’s Research Informs the Public

Clodagh Lyons-Bastian is well aware of the dog poop conversation in Raleigh. After noticing more and more of her neighbors lamenting about unpicked-up poop, she decided to research attitudes and behaviors around dog waste removal while earning her master’s degree in communication this year. Now the recent graduate and public speaking lecturer is sharing her findings, both with area residents and a municipal advisory board, to help create a cleaner city.

Alum Finds His Niche in Reality TV

Brian “B-Rob” Robinson is not your ordinary song-and-dance man. At 39, the Charlotte, N.C., native and NC State communication alumnus has built a successful career in Southern California producing reality TV shows — specializing in amateur singing and dancing competitions. His credits include FOX-TV's So You Think You Can Dance and 12 years with American Idol, the show that launched fellow Wolfpacker Clay Aiken.

Have curiosities, will travel: Fulbright Scholars expand research, learning overseas

Three recent Humanities and Social Sciences graduates received the prestigious Fulbright Scholar Award this year, a grant that's helping them fulfill their research and teaching goals around the world.