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Tag: Alumni and Friends Feature

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. 

Apr 14, 2016

Communication Alumna Danielle Deabler Brings Next Generation of Listeners to NPR

Welcome to Generation Listen — a new old-fashioned way to enjoy National Public Radio and the brainchild of alumna Danielle Deabler (Communication '93). 

Apr 4, 2016

Alumna’s Novel Being Transformed into Amazon TV Series

Last summer, author and NC State alumna Therese Fowler added a new title to her resume: TV producer. After being invited to Savannah, Georgia, for the filming of a new Amazon Studios pilot, Fowler watched as Christina Ricci and a cast of supporting actors played out scenes inspired by Fowler’s latest book, “Z: A Novel of Zelda Fitzgerald.” Amazon has since ordered a full season of “Z: The Beginning of Everything,” a bio-series based on Fowler’s 2013 New York Times bestseller. 

Mar 14, 2016

John D. Hall Sets the Stage for the Miami City Ballet

This month, the Miami City Ballet will perform the Shakespeare classic, A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Communication alumnus John D. Hall won’t be on stage, but his work as the ballet’s production and lighting director will play a central role. 

El Reno Federal Prison

Feb 26, 2016

Alum’s Career Path Leads to Federal Prison — As Warden

Tommy Scarantino (Poli Sci '95) runs the Federal Correctional Institution at El Reno, Okla., home to violent felons and white collar criminals. The day President Barack Obama paid El Reno a visit will serve as one of many memorable experiences in a career that started when Scarantino was an undergraduate at NC State. 

Patrick Joyce

Feb 4, 2016

Alum Makes His Mark in Sports, Fashion and Pop Culture Branding

During his days as a student at NC State, Patrick Joyce (Poli Sci '98) spent hours under the guidance of track coach Rollie Geiger, learning lessons on running, leadership and life. He continues to apply those lessons as director of licensing and brand development for IMG, which represents some of the world’s biggest sports figures, fashion icons, companies and events. 

Nov 16, 2015

Distinguished Alumna Vivian Howard Finds Recipe for Success

Along with being a very fine chef, Vivian Howard (English, '00) is a restaurateur, TV star, writer and ambassador of Southern culture and cuisine. Meet the college's 2015 Distinguished Alumna. 

Oct 21, 2015

Crowdfunding For A Place At The Table

A Place At The Table, a planned pay-as-you-can cafe on Hillsborough Street, is the brainchild of Humanities and Social Sciences alumna Maggie Kane. The restaurant is looking to raise $100,000 to pay for startup costs before opening next summer. 

Sep 25, 2015

Join us for a homecoming Porch Party

The College of Humanities and Social Sciences is teaming up with the Poole College of Management to host a Homecoming Porch Party, and you're invited! Join fellow NC State alumni, their families, faculty, current students, staff and friends of the colleges on October 30, 4:00 - 7:00, to enjoy refreshments, play games and watch the 2015 homecoming parade. Go Pack!