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Jun 17, 2014

In Ancient Artifacts, A Newfound Passion

First generation student Jordan Karlis (History and Anthropology) traveled to Jordan to participate in an archaeological dig in 2012. She was hooked on the research and returned to Amman to present her findings at an international conference. Students in an advanced digital video class made this video to explain Jordan's research and to share her transformation from shy student to engaged scholar. 

Mar 24, 2014

Two CHASS Alums Receive 2014 Watauga Medals

CHASS alumni Peaches Gunter Blank (BA, political science and MA, public administration) and Burley Mitchell (BA, political science) have received the Watauga Medal, the university's highest nonacademic award, for their extraordinary service and commitment to NC State. 

Sep 26, 2012

Hard Work in High School Pays Off for Dean’s Scholar Award Winners

CHASS awarded its first Dean’s Scholar Awards to four incoming freshmen who were high school standouts. "We wanted to encourage the best and brightest to make NC State and CHASS their first choice,” said Dean Jeff Braden. “After meeting with our first crop of Dean's Scholars, I’m convinced we’re on the right path. These students will make us proud." The scholarships are made possible through contributions to the CHASS Enhancement Fund. 

Jun 23, 2012

Cedars in the Pines

Through the generosity of Moise Khayrallah, the rich history of Lebanese Americans in North Carolina is being researched, documented, preserved, and shared. The Khayrallah Program for Lebanese-American Studies is making possible a documentary, "Cedars in the Pines," on the history of the community that will air on UNC-TV; a traveling museum exhibit; a resource book and lesson plans for K-12 educators to teach the history of Lebanese-Americans in our state; and an online archive housing the personal stories, letters, photos, home movies and newspaper clippings of the state’s Lebanese-Americans. 

Nancy Snow and Christina LaCanfora

Nov 16, 2011

Paying it Forward

Christina LaCanfora (Comm and Sociology '07) was so grateful for the scholarship support she received from the Department of Communication that she’s replenished the fund twice. “It feels fantastic to know that you are making it a little easier for a student to finish a degree by reducing the stress of money,” says LaCanfora, 25. She received the Nancy and Melinda Snow Scholarship and has since donated to the scholarship, with her employer, ExxonMobil, matching her donation three to one. 

Laura Lunsford

Nov 15, 2011

Laura Lunsford: Why I Give

Laura Lunsford (BS ’88, PhD ’07, Psy) is assistant professor of Psychology at University of Arizona South. She is the former director of NC State’s Park Scholarships program. Lunsford created an endowment at NC State to support graduate students in the Department of Psychology. Discover why she gives. 

Nov 9, 2010

Carol Rahmani Gives Back

Dr. Carol Rahmani (BA ’71, MS ’75, PhD ’81, Psychology) has established an endowed fund in CHASS to support fellowships for graduate students. The Carol H. Rahmani Scholarship is part of a larger gift that supports NC State University. Dr. Rahmani spent her professional career counseling staff, students, and parents in the Wake County schools. Carol…