Feb 16, 2015
Creating a Buzz on and off Campus
Senior Leigh-Kathryn Bonner created quite a buzz with the nonprofit she founded - literally. Bonner’s organization Bee Downtown has over 120,000 bees in various observation hives and has recently partnered with Burt’s Bees to open the state’s largest observation hive at Durham's American Tobacco Campus.
Dec 22, 2014
English alum’s many hats: chef, TV star, commencement speaker
Chef, restaurateur, TV star and NC State English alum Vivian Howard served up a great speech during NC State's winter graduation ceremonies.
Mar 13, 2014
From Wolfpack Red to Blue Man Group Blue
Brian Tavener (Communication, ‘04) did something very unusual for an NC State alumnus: he turned blue. Tavener, a former Park Scholar, has been a member of the Blue Man Group, an international spectacle in which the performers dress in bald caps, blue-black costumes and makeup, for more than six years. Blue Man Group performances are regularly seen across the country and around the world.
Feb 6, 2014
NC State Students Bring Nonprofit’s Work to Life
Two Communication students volunteered their skills and talents to a local nonprofit. Zach Swann and Cameron McCarty have created a video to help PLM Families Together tell the story of moving families from homelessness to places of stability and hope.
Sep 3, 2013
MSW Alum Raises Awareness of Birth Defects
Kayte Thomas (MSW 2013) is a recent graduate of the master's of social work program. In addition to being a mother, she is also a national award-winning advocate and a published researcher on the education and prevention of birth defects.
Jun 24, 2013
COM Grad Gives Student Commencement Address
Communication major Jessica Ekstrom delivered an inspired and moving student address during NC State University's spring 2013 commencement exercises.
Jun 10, 2013
First-generation college student Gus Gusler switched his major from engineering to political science during the turbulent 1960s, and served as NC State's student body president. These days, in addition to running his entertainment law office, he owns and operates the Players Retreat, where he worked as a cook during those undergraduate years.
Apr 15, 2013
Interdisciplinary Studies Student Earns Prestigious Udall Scholarship
Caroline Hansley of Hendersonville, a junior majoring in interdisciplinary studies with a concentration in agroecology and social entrepreneurship, has received the prestigious Morris K. Udall Scholarship for the 2013-14 academic year.
Mar 21, 2013
On-Campus Pantry Seeks to Feed the Pack
The college diet portrayed by popular culture consists of ramen noodles, hopes and dreams. Thanks to NC State’s new food pantry, Feed the Pack, much more nutritious food is now available to the NC State community.
Jan 7, 2013
Sitting Pretty with Simply Sitting
CHASS alumna Ginny Hager (Communication '08) started babysitting when she was 13. She has continued to hear from parents who struggle to find trustworthy, dependable sitters. So this entrepreneur created Simply Sitting, a service that connects families to the best babysitters in their area.