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Nov 23, 2010

Giving Thanks

Omar Acosta ('14) has dreamed of being a doctor since he was a child. As he began to narrow down his college choices, NC State moved to the top of the list - despite not having a medical school on campus. Now, Acosta says, he's on course to realize his dream - thanks to the university's unique interdisciplinary approach to education and the overwhelming support offered to Bone Scholars like himself. 

Nov 8, 2010

Hangin’ Around with Zach Galifianakis

From his early days of doing standup to the international spotlight in which he now resides, Zach Galifianakis has always done things his way. So when we had the opportunity to chat with him about his time on campus - including advice for current NC State students - we jumped at the chance. 

Aug 26, 2010

Living Legacy

Members of the Wolfpack family gathered at the new Coaches' Corner on Tuesday afternoon to remember the late Kay Yow and dedicate a bronze sculpture in her honor. The idea to memorialize Yow - NC State's women's basketball coach for 34 years - grew out of a student suggestion during campus elections. 

Aug 16, 2010

A Pack’s Eye View of the West Wing

Eighteen months into his stint as President Barack Obama's press secretary and confidante, former Wolfpack soccer goalie Robert Gibbs ('92) is one of the most recognizable faces in the administration. A lightning rod figure, Gibbs takes more shots today than he ever did at NC State - and is enjoying every minute of it. 

Jul 18, 2010

Following His Star

For Alumni Association executive director Benny Suggs ('69), it's all about doing the right thing - and having fun along the way. Suggs, who served 30 years in the U.S. Navy and was deputy commander in chief, U.S. Special Operations Command, upon his retirement in 2000, was most recently general manager of the Harley Owners Group and Rider Services at Harley-Davidson Motor Co. 

Jul 14, 2010

Keepin’ it Green

As the summer sun bears down on the lush grasses blanketing some of our nation's top athletic facilities, it's NC State graduates like John Turnour ('01) who are getting the call in hopes of keeping what's green from turning brown - saving their bosses considerable green of their own in the process. 

May 18, 2010

Flying High

When the world's most fuel-efficient commercial airliner was introduced late last year, it was only fitting that an NC State alumnus was on hand to celebrate alongside industry leaders. Zachery Jones ('08), said his accomplishments in the workplace can be directly attributed to the educational opportunities he found at NC State. 

Mar 9, 2010

Leading by Example

An athletics fundraiser, professor emeritus and agribusiness leader have received the prestigious Watauga Medal for distinguished service to NC State. Kenneth M. "Charlie" Bryant, Dr. Hou-min Chang and H. Frank Grainger received NC State's highest nonacademic honor at the Founders' Day Dinner, held Monday, March 8. 

Feb 9, 2010

Making a Connection

The massive earthquake that struck Haiti on Jan. 12 devastated the country, leading to an estimated 150,000 deaths. Now, an NC State alumnus and Haiti native has employed his talents to help people get in touch with friends and loved ones using social networking technology. 

Oct 27, 2009

Animated Alumni

Animation entrepreneurs Jason ('97) and Michael ('99) Carpenter believe NC State's College of Design is the "greatest place ever," and the two brothers credit the College for giving their careers a successful start.