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Tag: Alumni and Friends Feature

Bird sits on top of the wolf statues outside Murphy Football Center

Oct 22, 2019

Carol Rahmani: Giving Where Your Interests Lie

Carol Rahmani earned three degrees in psychology at NC State. She's made plans to give back to her department and to other areas at NC State that she and her late husband loved. 

Therese Fowler

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. 

Apr 7, 2017

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. 

Oct 6, 2016

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

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

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

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

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. 

Jun 22, 2016

Alumna Joanna McKnight Helps Preserve History in New England

A calling to preserve historic buildings is what led NC State history alumna Joanna McKnight to Historic New England — the oldest and largest regional heritage organization in the nation. 

May 12, 2016

Reflections on a STEM-Supported ‘Brilliant Flower’

Ambassador Karl Eikenberry delivered NC State’s commencement address in December 2015, where he also received an honorary degree from the university.