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Faculty member Tom Parker holds part of an aphrodite statue

Sep 23, 2021

In Memoriam: Tom Parker

Longtime history professor Tom Parker is fondly remembered for his scholarship and dedication to teaching and mentoring. 

Burton Beers

Feb 2, 2016

In Memoriam: Burton Beers

Burton Floyd Beers, professor emeritus of history, passed away on January 30, 2016. Beers served as a member of NC State's history faculty from 1955 until his retirement in 1996. He earned a reputation as a teacher-scholar, an advocate of public education, a leader and public servant. Beers earned the university's first Holladay Medal and also received the Watauga Medal, the university's highest nonacademic honor. He will be remembered for his dedication to his students and colleagues, his love of family and friends, and the positive outlook that rubbed off on everyone around him. 

May 21, 2015

In Memoriam: Slater Newman

Slater Edmund Newman, professor emeritus of psychology, passed away on May 13, 2015. Newman joined NC State’s psychology faculty in 1957, and remained active within the college long after retiring in 2003. At NC State, he taught undergraduate and graduate courses in cognitive psychology, conducted research on human learning and memory and mentored hundreds of students who remember him fondly for his encouragement, high expectations and fairness. He was well known for his love of singing, his sense of humor, and his commitment to human rights and peace. 

Apr 9, 2015

In Memoriam: William Joseph Block (1918 – 2015)

NC State’s Humanities and Social Sciences mourns the passing of former professor of political science and public administration William Joseph Block, who passed away on March 24, 2015. Block was a public administration expert who is credited with starting NC State’s Master of Public Administration program.