What We Do
News Services works to promote local, national and worldwide visibility for the university, its faculty and staff. The office is committed to informing the public and the university community about the quality and diversity of the learning environment at NC State, the level of scholarship and research, and the university’s dedication to finding practical, problem-solving uses of new knowledge and scholarship that will benefit society.
To accomplish these goals, News Services staff members develop and market news articles and story ideas on faculty teaching, research and expertise to print and electronic media. We do this through a variety of methods including media releases, news tips, “pitches” to journalists and electronic distribution of stories via the Web and social media.
Who We Are
The NC State News Services office is staffed by one director, one assistant director and five information specialists. News Services also employs one office manager responsible for the office’s daily operations.
Fred Hartman, Director of Public Relations
Covers administration issues and the Chancellor’s Office. Liaison with University Communications in planning the university’s public relations and media relations objectives.
office: (919) 515-7159
Mick Kulikowski, Assistant Director and National Media Coordinator
Covers the Provost’s Office, the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, and the College of Engineering.
office: (919) 515-8387
mobile: (919) 218-5937
Miranda Drake, Office Manager
office: (919) 515-6026
D’Lyn Ford, Public Communication Specialist
Covers the College of Education, the College of Natural Resources and the College of Textiles.
office: (919) 513-4798
David Hunt, Public Communication Specialist
Edits publications that inform and engage key constituents, such as donors, alumni, and industry leaders. Provides communications support to the College of Design and the Office of Information Technology.
office: (919) 515-5863
Tracey Peake, Public Communication Specialist
Covers the College of Physical and Mathematical Sciences, the College of Veterinary Medicine, the Graduate School and the Office of Research, Innovation and Economic Development.
office: (919) 515-6142
Matt Shipman, Public Communication Specialist
Covers the College of Humanities and Social Sciences, the College of Management and the College of Engineering.
office: (919) 515-6386