CHASS alumni Peaches Gunter Blank (BA, political science and MA, public administration) and Burley Mitchell (BA, political science) have received the Watauga Medal, the university's highest nonacademic award, for their extraordinary service and commitment to NC State.
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Philip Barefoot is a senior majoring in History and Political Science. He is active in his departmental student clubs and honor societies, and has had government, legal and nonprofit internships. He is currently researching Southern politics, and he looks forward to attending law school after graduation.
Jaquelinne Murillo is a senior International Studies major. She has studied abroad in Argentina and interned at the Mexican Consulate in Raleigh. She is active on campus, including participation in Lambda Theta Alpha Latin Sorority, Hispanic/Latino Symposium, and Mi Familia. Jaquelinne is a Chancellor's Leadership Scholarship recipient and intends to pursue a career in law.
Cory Blankenship (Political Science '07) is a third generation NC State alum. He's also a member of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians, and hopes one day to serve his people as Principal Chief.
Jon Powell never considered going to law school until his NC State communication professor, Dr. Ed Funkhouser, mentioned that one of his other communication students was taking that route. Today, Powell directs Campbell Law School's Juvenile Justice Project.