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Tag: Notable Alumni

Bird sits on top of the wolf statues outside Murphy Football Center

Oct 22, 2019

Carol Rahmani: Giving Where Your Interests Lie

Carol Rahmani earned three degrees in psychology at NC State. She's made plans to give back to her department and to other areas at NC State that she and her late husband loved. 

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. 

Nov 23, 2016

Alumna’s Cookbook Celebrates Food of Eastern North Carolina

Before she built a hugely successful farm-to-table restaurant in Kinston, N.C., and became the star of a PBS documentary series on her life in the kitchen and as the mother of two young children, alumna Vivian Howard dreamed of becoming a food writer. 

Jun 13, 2016

Fulbright Winner to Explore Passion for Inclusive Learning in Colombia

After double-majoring in psychology and Spanish languages and literatures, recent graduate QuiAnne' Holmes has developed a passion for promoting equity in the classroom. Holmes, who graduated in May, will explore her interests further when she starts a Fulbright teaching assistantship in Colombia later this year. 

May 24, 2016

Headbands of Hope Fosters Fashion and Design for Childhood Cancer Patients

At Headbands of Hope, for every headband sold, a headband is given to a child with cancer. Jess Ekstrom, founder of Headbands of Hope, was inspired to start the organization as a college student at NC State. Jess Ekstrom, communication alumna, featured. 

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. 

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. 

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.