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Tag: Distinguished Alumni

headshot of Robert Rader

Nov 30, 2020

Judge Robert Rader Named 2020 Distinguished Alumnus

Rader recently retired as Chief District Court judge after 26 years on the bench — making him the longest serving District Court judge in Wake County history. 

headshot of Jane Rogers

Nov 22, 2019

Jane Rogers: Supporting Students’ Leadership Potential

Jane Rogers mentors and supports students in countless ways. Meet the Humanities and Social Sciences 2019 Distinguished Alumna. 

Jess Ekstrom

Dec 4, 2017

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. 

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. 

Jan 4, 2016

Filmmaker Documents America’s First Forest

As a child, Paul Bonesteel relished opportunities to learn about the past. Today, the filmmaker and NC State communication alumnus is helping educate others by documenting important stories from the 20th century. 

Dec 21, 2015

Year in Review: Top Humanities and Social Sciences Stories of 2015

As 2015 comes to an end, take a look back at some of our top stories of the year. This snapshot of the innovative and purposeful work that stems from our students, faculty, alumni and friends, underscores a fact that's clearer now than ever: the humanities and social sciences are not just relevant to solving the problems of the 21st century, they are essential. 

Oct 29, 2014

Marrying Humanities with Science and Technology

Meet Bob Geolas (Multidisciplinary Studies '87), president and CEO of the Research Triangle Foundation. and the newest Humanities and Social Sciences Distinguished Alumnus. 

May 6, 2013

Commissioned to Serve

Meet Susan Rabon (Political Science '82), a commissioner for the North Carolina Utilities Commission and the newest CHASS Distinguished Alumna. 

Feb 17, 2012

Nora Shepard: Poet, Teacher, Advocate

Nora Shepard, a poet and alumna of the college’s Master of Fine Arts (MFA) in Creative Writing program, was recently honored at the NC State Alumni Association’s eighth annual Evening of Stars gala as the 2011 CHASS Distinguished Alumna. 

Apr 27, 2011

Meet CHASS Distinguished Alumna and ExxonMobil Exec Susan Carter

It was a night course about the Soviet Union that convinced Susan Carter to apply to NC State and major in political science. Just back from the Coast Guard Academy, she was trying to figure out her future.  She decided it lay at NC State. “It was the best decision I ever made,” said Carter, who graduated…