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Watauga Medal Honors 2 for Service

NC State awarded its highest nonacademic honor to alumni Lynn Eury and Judi Grainger at the annual Founders’ Day ceremony and dinner March 2. The Watauga Medal, given annually since 1975, recognizes extraordinary service and commitment to the university.

“Tonight’s recipients have displayed unwavering commitment to service and to the advancement of NC State. They have been leaders for our university, the community and their professions, and they have set an example of excellence,” said Chancellor Randy Woodson, who presented the medals alongside Ben Jenkins, chair of the Board of Trustees.

Gov. Pat McCrory and University of North Carolina President Tom Ross spoke at the event, which also featured an honorary recessional of many of the 93 past Watauga Medal recipients and a performance of the alma mater by the Ladies in Red student group.

For complete coverage of the event, including video profiles of this year’s recipients, visit the NC State Giving site.

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