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Nov 12, 2015

Outstanding Student Builds Impressive Resume, Here and Abroad

Andriy Shymonyak is an accomplished NC State history and political science double major. The Park Scholar and University Honors Program member has earned several awards and scholarships – including being named a finalist for the prestigious Harry S. Truman Scholarship. Through his deep exploration of Ukrainian politics, history, and how they relate to eastern and central Europe, he has also built an impressive resume as an undergraduate, both here and abroad. 

Oct 28, 2015

Dean’s Scholar program expands

Aspiring to be osteoarchaeologists, federal prosecutors and museum curators, the latest cohort of Humanities and Social Sciences Dean’s Scholars have big plans for the future. Thanks to contributions from college donors, the seven recipients of this year’s Dean’s Scholar Award can also plan on being something else — experiential learners. 

Oct 26, 2015

Have curiosities, will travel: Fulbright Scholars expand research, learning overseas

Three recent Humanities and Social Sciences graduates received the prestigious Fulbright Scholar Award this year, a grant that's helping them fulfill their research and teaching goals around the world. 

Oct 1, 2015

Grad student, Boren Fellow seeks answers to youth unemployment in Morocco

As a 2015 recipient of the prestigious Boren Fellowship, NC State graduate student Mary Sloan is spending 10 months studying in Morocco, researching what’s keeping young people from finding employment in the region. 

Sep 10, 2015

Student of the Month: Hayden Russell

Hayden Russell is a graduating senior majoring in English and minoring in Classical Studies. A University Scholar, he has two ongoing research projects and an editorial internship, has studied abroad in the UK, and is a member of the Skateboarding and Game Design clubs. Hayden intends to continue his education in digital rhetoric and game studies at the graduate level. 

student with Rubik's Cube

Jun 25, 2015

Rubik’s Cube: Easier Than English?

Zeli “Jeff” Qian is a cubist — as in Rubik’s Cube. The Zhejiang Province native can finish the cube-shaped puzzle in 18.27 seconds, a time that’s listed in the World Cube Association’s record books. Qian brought that same determination to NC State, where he’s studying mechanical engineering. He’s also honing his English speaking, writing and research skills through Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures courses for non-native speakers of English. 

Apr 24, 2014

Study Abroad Builds Skills, Understanding, Confidence

Tara Di Cassio, a senior in International Studies, spent two months studying in Amman, Jordan, expanding her Arabic language skills and knowledge of the Middle East. 

Dec 20, 2013

Austin Bath, Leader of the Pack

Meet the 2013 Leader of the Pack. Junior Austin Bath is a Park scholar, an aspiring physician and a human biology major. He takes his minor in Spanish very seriously, too. 

Sep 30, 2013

Nonprofit, International Studies Lead Grad to Address Global Women’s Health

CHASS alumna Tracy DiTucci (International Studies with a minor in Nonprofit Studies, '11) travels the world working with the nonprofit women's health organization, Ipas. Her studies provided her “with a framework for better understanding the unique role that nonprofits play in society and the different challenges and opportunities they face." 

Aug 23, 2013

Kaitlyn Rogers: FLL Major Extraordinario

Kaitlyn Rogers is a double major in Spanish and Biology, president of the FLL Spanish Club, and a Jefferson Scholar. She's also an aspiring medical student. Read this Q&A to learn how her major in Spanish is reinforcing her career decision to become a doctor.