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Jul 6, 2021

Entrepreneur Kaitlin Fritz Reimagines How Children Experience Arts, Culture

NC State alumna Kaitlin Fritz discusses starting a business, creating virtual reality educational games, being named to Forbes’ 30 under 30 Europe and more. 

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Jun 8, 2021

White House Deputy Press Secretary Andrew Bates Helps Shape President’s Messages to the Public

NC State political science alumnus Andrew Bates discusses navigating the world of political communication and joining President Joe Biden’s White House press staff. 

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May 17, 2021

Retired CIA Intelligence Officer Patrick Weninger Charts His Career Path

NC State alumnus Patrick Weninger shares how he parlayed his political science major into a career with the CIA. 

Arielle Chambers with headset

Apr 1, 2021

Multimedia Journalist Arielle Chambers Amplifies Voices of Female Athletes

NC State communication alumna Arielle Chambers discusses spearheading one of the fastest-growing women’s online sports platforms, being named to Forbes’ 30 under 30 and more in a recent interview. 

Beth Villena stands in the middle of the frame and speaks to a family member of a patient.

Feb 19, 2020

Health Care Leader Beth Villena Heads WakeMed Rehabilitation Hospital

What can you do with an NC State degree in social work? Ask Beth Villena (BSW '89), director of the WakeMed Rehabilitation Hospital in Raleigh. 

Fuquay-Varina Police Officer Brett Walsh smiles while talking to community members.

Jan 9, 2020

Lieutenant Brett Walsh Strengthens Police-Community Relations

What can you do with an NC State degree in criminology? Ask Lieutenant Brett Walsh of the Fuquay-Varina Police Department.  

Sitting on a bench, Cadwell Turnbull holds a stylus pen and writes on a tablet.

Dec 4, 2019

Storyteller Cadwell Turnbull Captures Readers with Debut Novel

Alumnus Cadwell Turnbull (M.A. in English; MFA ’15) is a science fiction and fantasy author. Learn more about his debut novel, "The Lesson," and hear what he values from his time at NC State. 

Abby Labar interviews two players from the Carolina Hurricanes

Oct 3, 2019

In-Game Host Abby Labar Spotlights Hurricanes Athletes, Fans

What can you do with an NC State degree in communication? Ask Abby Labar, in-game host for the Carolina Hurricanes.  

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Aug 13, 2019

Filmmaker David Hambridge Produces Award-Winning ‘Kifaru’ Documentary

What can you do with an NC State degree in film studies? Ask filmmaker David Hambridge, director and cinematographer of the documentary "Kifaru." 

Beekeepers tend to a hive

Aug 2, 2018

Social Innovator Leigh-Kathryn Bonner Helps Save Honey Bees

Alumna Leigh-Kathryn Bonner (International Studies, '15) is the founder of Bee Downtown, a company that partners with businesses to help save honey bee populations. Hear how she started her business at NC State and the boost she got from our Wolfpack across campus.