Meet Linda Watson, the ‘Cook for Good Lady’
Linda Watson (English '79) has had an extraordinary career that spans the corporate, political, dot com, and environmental worlds. She is currently putting her communication and writing skills to use as the 'Cook For Good Lady' for the company she has founded. Watson's recent book is Wildly Affordable Organic.
Meet Dan Neil, Pulitzer Prize Winning Automotive Critic
Dan Neil (MA, English '86) says he was a "singularly unpromising candidate" when he arrived at NC State. Neil went on to write automotive columns for the News and Observer,The L.A. Times, and the Wall Street Journal. In the process, he earned a Pulitzer Prize.
Humanities and Social Sciences Alumni: Doc Hendley
As founder of Wine to Water, an international aid organization that provides clean drinking water in impoverished countries, Doc Hendley (Communication, ’04) has used his understanding of communication theory to build trust with tribal authorities and governmental leaders. Hendley was named as one of CNN's Top Ten Heroes of the Year.
Humanities and Social Sciences Alumni: Anita Watkins
Anita Watkins (Political Science and Spanish, ’94) always envisioned herself at law school after graduating. An internship helped her realize she had a special interest in public policy. Watkins, who now serves as the Vice President for Government Affairs for the University of North Carolina system, credits study within the humanities as a unique and essential part of education.
Humanities and Social Sciences Alumni: Lianne Gonsalves
When pre-medical student Lianne Gonsalves (International Studies and Biological Sciences, ’10) ventured into Humanities and Social Sciences her freshman year, she fell in love and decided to stay. In the college, Gonsalves saw innumerable opportunities to explore the world through the International Studies program’s various study abroad offerings.
Humanities and Social Sciences Alumni: Benny Suggs
Ralph "Benny" E. Suggs (Psy '69), Rear Admiral, U.S. Navy (ret.) and general manager of the Harley Owners Group (HOG) and Rider Services at Harley-Davidson Motor Co., is now executive director of the NC State Alumni Association. Suggs was the CHASS 2006 Distinguished Alumnus of the Year. He has also served on the General Hugh Shelton Leadership Initiative Board of Advisors at the university for the past eight years.
Humanities and Social Sciences Alumni: Burley Mitchell
Burley Mitchell (Political Science, ’66), a former Chief Justice of the North Carolina Supreme Court, has used what he learned in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences throughout his illustrious career. But in Mitchell’s opinion, Humanities and Social Sciences doesn't just prepare you for a career — it also prepares you for citizenship
Humanities and Social Sciences Alumni: John Cooper Elias
John Cooper Elias (Communication, 2009) served as Agromeck editor and as president of the Student Wolfpack Club when he was a student at NC State. He went on to work full-time as an intern with the Wolfpack Club, coordinating marketing strategies for the Carolina Hurricanes, and overseeing the Hillsborough Street location of his family's fair-trade store, Sugar Magnolia. Elias believes his Humanities and Social Sciences degree prepared him for success in multiple areas.
Humanities and Social Sciences Alumni: Maria Kingery
Some business professionals cite interpersonal communication as the most challenging part of their jobs, Maria Kingery (English, ’99) finds it exhilarating.
Humanities and Social Sciences Alumni: Tony Caravano
As Deputy State Director for US Senator Kay Hagan, Tony Caravano (Criminology ‘04) called on the skills he honed as a Humanities and Social Sciences major.