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Honors Baccalaureate Celebrates NC State’s Finest Faculty, Students

Outstanding achievement by North Carolina State University students and faculty will be recognized at the University Honors Baccalaureate and Celebration of Academic Excellence, scheduled for 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 8, in the McKimmon Center.

The Honors Baccalaureate is free and open to the public. The McKimmon Center is located at the corner of Western Boulevard and Gorman Street.

The NC State Board of Trustees will award Alexander Quarles Holladay Medals of Excellence to three faculty members whose careers exemplify the highest standards of excellence in teaching, research and service. Honored this year are Drs. Raymond E. Fornes, professor of physics; Nino A. Masnari; Distinguished University Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering; and Troy Nagle, professor of biomedical engineering and electrical and computer engineering. The Holladay Medal is the highest award given by the Board of Trustees and the university, and recognizes a lifetime of outstanding achievement in support of NC State’s mission.

Dr. Richard Spontak, professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering and materials science and engineering and recipient of the UNC Board of Governors Award for Excellence in Teaching, will also be recognized.

NC State students who have won nationally competitive honors – including two Goldwater Scholarships, 19 National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships, a Marshall Scholarship and a Fulbright Scholarship, to name a few – will also be recognized at the baccalaureate.

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