Linda Watson (English '79) has had an extraordinary career that spans the corporate, political, dot com, and environmental worlds. She is currently putting her communication and writing skills to use as the 'Cook For Good Lady' for the company she has founded. Watson's recent book is Wildly Affordable Organic. Video produced by Jim Alchediak of the Department of Communication.
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Dan Neil (MA, English '86) says he was a "singularly unpromising candidate" when he arrived at NC State. Neil went on to write automotive columns for the News and Observer,The L.A. Times, and the Wall Street Journal. In the process, he earned a Pulitzer Prize.
As founder of Wine to Water, an international aid organization that provides clean drinking water in impoverished countries, Doc Hendley (Communication, ’04) has used his understanding of communication theory to build trust with tribal authorities and governmental leaders. Hendley was named as one of CNN's Top Ten Heroes of the Year. Video produced by Jim Alchediak of the Department of [...]
Anita Watkins (Political Science and Spanish, ’94) always envisioned herself at law school after graduating. An internship helped her realize she had a special interest in public policy. Watkins, who now serves as the Vice President for Government Affairs for the University of North Carolina system, credits study within the humanities as a unique and essential part of education.
When pre-medical student Lianne Gonsalves (International Studies and Biological Sciences, ’10) ventured into CHASS her freshman year, she fell in love and decided to stay. In CHASS, Gonsalves saw innumerable opportunities to explore the world through the International Studies program’s various study abroad offerings. She has worked as an intern for the State Department and has completed independent studies to [...]