From Our Alums

Oct 15, 2018

My NC State Story: Katherine Aiello Bridges (Psychology, Interdisciplinary Studies ’11)

With degrees in psychology and interdisciplinary studies, therapist Katherine Bridges says she can meet her clients where they are, whether through traditional counseling, or by incorporating expressive art therapies.

Oct 5, 2018

My NC State Story: Lauren Pressley (Communication ’02; Philosophy ’03)

Lauren Pressley says her social sciences and humanities degrees gave her "an appreciation for nuance, logic and the complex systems of knowledge production" — and for using the library.

Oct 1, 2018

My NC State Story: Matt Starr (Communication ’16)

Matt Starr says that at NC State, he found a purpose, and found his voice. He published his first book in 2018.

Sep 24, 2018

My NC State Story: Brian Riddick (English ’08)

English alumnus Brian Riddick shares how he realized that his love of literature and creative writing was not a path to law but a destination in and of itself. He recently self-published his first short story.

Nov 1, 2017  |  Owner, DonCo Productions

My NC State Story: Donovan Corneetz (Communication ’05)

Voice actor and NC State communication alum Donovan Corneetz shares how he first learned about his career and some of the companies he's given a voice to.

Nov 1, 2017  |  Archaeological Field Technician, William and Mary Center for Archaeological Research

My NC State Story: CJ Idol (History, Religious Studies ’12)

Alumnus CJ Idol says his NC State Humanities and Social Sciences degree gave him the confidence to explore the multidisciplinary field of archaeogaming.

Sep 28, 2017  |  English Instructor, IUPUC, Ivy Tech Community College, and Lower Columbia College

My NC State Story: Elisabeth Hegmann (MFA ’09)

MFA alumna Elisabeth Hegmann reflects on how her time at NC State ignited her passion for teaching and helping students.

Sep 28, 2017  |  Director, CNN International

My NC State Story: Benjamin Canady (Communication ’96)

Communication alum Benjamin Canady reflects on his path to CNN International, where he works as a director.

Sep 28, 2017  |  Owner, Eagle Video Productions, Inc.

My NC State Story: Bruce Wittman (Communication ’78)

Alumnus and video production pro Bruce Wittman says he's still using the knowledge he acquired at NC State.

Aug 7, 2017  |  Assistant Professor of Health Promotion, University of Oklahoma

My NC State Story: Sarah Maness (Spanish Language and Literature ’09)

Alumna Sarah Maness says a Spanish class at NC State helped her discover her passion for public health, a field she now researches as an assistant professor at the University of Oklahoma.