The impact of your gifts stretches across campus and beyond.
Because of you, students like Andrykah Smith can participate in undergraduate research and other hands-on experiences. Andrykah, a psychology major, has worked alongside faculty experts to study reading and math proficiencies in K-12 schools.
Your gifts enable our students to land competitive internships and become citizens of the world through study abroad. Olivia Zalecki, a scholarship recipient majoring in Chinese and political science, tested her foreign language and diplomacy skills while studying abroad, in both Nanjing, China, and in Manchester, England.
Our undergrads aren’t the only ones who benefit from your generosity. With your help, we can recruit top graduate students from around the world and aid them in making the most of their advanced degrees. We can also attract and retain leading faculty and help fund their scholarship and community engagement.
You make it all possible. So from all of us — our students, faculty and staff — thank you so much for your support. Thank you for helping us Think and Do the Extraordinary.
Jeffery P. Braden, Ph.D.
Dean and Professor of Psychology
College of Humanities and Social Sciences
Impact of Giving
Awards and scholarships open new doors for first-generation college students like political science major Marquan Hamilton. His first-ever plane flight brought him to Cuba for a summer study-abroad program. And the plane ride was just the beginning of a series of eye-opening experiences. “I have new perspectives on life, and I see new opportunities. The sky’s the limit,” Hamilton says.
Doctoral student Betty-Shannon Prevatt (Ph.D., Psychology '18) conducts research focused on the risk factors, identification and treatment of mood disorders following the birth of a child. During her time at NC State, Betty-Shannon received the John Oliver Cook Graduate Student Award in Psychology, which helped her in recruiting participants for a survey. She’s now a tenure-track assistant professor in the Psychology and Social Work Department at Meredith College in Raleigh.
Drawing from her own past, alumna and former scholarship recipient Sharita Whitaker (Communication ’07) works to open doors for minorities in North Carolina’s legal community. A real estate attorney in Raleigh, Sharita is a former chair of the North Carolina Bar Association’s Minorities in the Profession Committee, through which she helped introduce African American, Latino, Asian and other minority students to the legal profession.
At the Khayrallah Center, we’re building the world’s deepest database of Lebanese-American immigration. Endowed professor Akram Khater leads projects that preserve and share the stories of Arabs living in America in the early 1900s. Research from the Khayrallah Center attracts scholars from across the world and illuminates the 140-year history of Arabs in America.
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Are you interested in continuing or increasing your support?
We’d love to talk with you about your goals, your options for giving and our priorities on campus.
For more information, contact Executive Director of Development Marcy Engler at 919-515-5984 or Marcy_Engler@ncsu.edu.