Alumni and Friends Feature

Jul 12, 2017

Therese Fowler Named 2017 Distinguished Alumna

Novelist Therese Fowler (MFA '05) has earned the top award for alumni of NC State's College of Humanities and Social Sciences.

May 31, 2017 | Accolades Magazine

Forging a Path to Follow

Drawing from her own past, alumna Sharita Whitaker (B.A. Communication, summa cum laude 2007) works to open doors for minorities in North Carolina’s legal community. She also chairs the NC Bar Association’s Minorities in the Profession Committee, through which she's introducing African American, Latino, Asian and other minority students to the legal profession and showing them how they can make a difference.

Apr 7, 2017 | Giving News

Alum Pays it Forward

Following NC State’s October launch of the Think and Do the Extraordinary Campaign, with its goal of $1.6 billion in private support, alum Daniel Gunter (History and Spanish '00) enthusiastically signed on to serve as Campaign Cabinet Volunteer Chair for Annual Giving.

Mar 22, 2017

At the WHO, Alum Aims to Remove Barriers Across the Globe

After discovering a passion for international relations, diplomacy and development at NC State, alumna Lianne Gonsalves entered the real world looking for a way to put it all together. And she has. Working as a technical officer at the World Health Organization, Gonsalves studies how to better connect young people with information and services related to their sexual and reproductive health.

Mar 15, 2017 | Giving News

Alumna Barbara Goodmon Honored With Watauga Medal

Humanities and Social Sciences alumna Barbara Goodmon is one of four 2017 recipients of the Watauga Medal, NC State’s highest nonacademic honor, given during the annual Founders’ Day celebration.

Oct 6, 2016 | Red and White for Life Alumni Blog

Alum Heather Reed Brings West Texas History to Life

At the Buffalo Gap Historic Village in Texas, public history alum Heather Reed does just about everything — raising money, managing the small staff, overseeing exhibit design, cataloging artifacts, marketing, posting to social media, serving as the site’s spokesperson, writing and teaching school tours and more.

Sep 28, 2016 | Red and White for Life Alumni Blog

Using Arts and Culture to Rebuild a St. Louis Neighborhood

To Michelle Connell Stevens, St. Louis is a special place. It’s where she is forging a career in “creative place making.”

Aug 15, 2016 | Red and White for Life Alumni Blog

Alumna Balances Environment with Economic Development at TVA

Navigating the mires of federal bureaucracy and the mountains and valleys of the southeastern United States is all in a day’s work for alumna Brenda Brickhouse, vice president of environment and energy policy at the TVA, or Tennessee Valley Authority.

Jul 27, 2016 | Red and White for Life Alumni Blog

Alum Bridges Language Differences in Des Moines Hospitals

A love for Spanish and desire to connect with others brought sociology and Spanish alum John Redlin to his current occupation as a Spanish language interpreter for major hospitals in Des Moines, Iowa.

Jul 5, 2016 | Red and White for Life Alumni Blog

Political Science Alum Works With Inner-City Students in Chicago

Since graduating from NC State, Miriam Kamya (Political Science '13) has gone on to tutor boys and coach girls’ track at a public high school in inner-city Chicago. She’s been a field organizer for a Democratic congressional campaign and an intern in the White House Visitors’ Office. Last spring, she joined the Big Shoulders Fund, which supports 82 Catholic schools in Chicago’s neediest neighborhoods, as events and service coordinator.