NC State’s Outstanding Young Alumna: Jess Ekstrom
NC State's Alumni Association names and celebrates an outstanding young alumnus each year during the university's Evening of Stars gala. Jess Ekstrom (communication '13), founder of Headbands of Hope, earned the honor for 2017.
A Desire to Help Others
After a meaningful student experience at NC State, alumna Ghazale Johnston is now a leading advocate for the university, giving of both her time and resources.
Red and White for Life
Paige Harris is spreading energy and enthusiasm for NC State to alumni and prospective students alike. She currently serves as vice president of the Alumni Association Board of Directors and, in January, will become board president.
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.
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.
Join Us for a Homecoming Porch Party
Join fellow NC State alumni, their families, faculty, students, staff and friends on the front steps of Nelson Hall to enjoy refreshments, play games and watch the 2017 Homecoming Parade.
Elisabeth Hegmann (MFA ’09)
MFA alumna Elisabeth Hegmann reflects on how her time at NC State ignited her passion for teaching and helping students.
Benjamin Canady (Communication ’96)
Communication alum Benjamin Canady reflects on his path to CNN International, where he works as a director.
Bruce Wittman (Communication ’78)
Alumnus and video production pro Bruce Wittman says he's still using the knowledge he acquired at NC State.
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.