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Notable Alumni

Feb 8, 2011

Hangin’ Around with Zach Galifianakis

From Hillsborough Street to Hollywood, actor Zach Galifianakis has captivated audiences with his quirky comedic performances. In an interview with NC State University’s Dave Pond, Galifianakis reflected on his time as a Communication major. He shared memories of time spent on Hillsborough Street, class with his favorite professor— two-time Department of Communication Outstanding Teacher Jim Alchediak—and … 

Nov 17, 2010

Riding the Cash Cab

CHASS alum Greg Volk has made a career out of coming up with great questions. He has also won Emmy awards for his question-writing prowess on the hit television game show "Cash Cab." Volk's advice to those who want to write for television or movies: write every chance you get. 

Aug 23, 2010

Humanities and Social Sciences Alumni: Benny Suggs

Ralph "Benny" E. Suggs (Psy '69), Rear Admiral, U.S. Navy (ret.) and general manager of the Harley Owners Group (HOG) and Rider Services at Harley-Davidson Motor Co., is now executive director of the NC State Alumni Association. Suggs was the CHASS 2006 Distinguished Alumnus of the Year. He has also served on the General Hugh Shelton Leadership Initiative Board of Advisors at the university for the past eight years. 

Aug 23, 2010

Humanities and Social Sciences Alumni: Burley Mitchell

Burley Mitchell (Political Science, ’66), a former Chief Justice of the North Carolina Supreme Court, has used what he learned in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences throughout his illustrious career. But in Mitchell’s opinion, Humanities and Social Sciences doesn't just prepare you for a career — it also prepares you for citizenship 

Aug 17, 2010

Humanities and Social Sciences Alumni: Tony Caravano

As Deputy State Director for US Senator Kay Hagan, Tony Caravano (Criminology ‘04) called on the skills he honed as a Humanities and Social Sciences major.