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Author: Tim Peeler

Bobby Purcell

Jul 8, 2020

‘Don of Donations’ Retires

After 31 years with the Wolfpack Club and 39 years at NC State, Bobby Purcell has retired from his position as executive director to become a special assistant to Athletics Director Boo Corrigan. 

Ben Broussard inside Carter-Finley Stadium.

Jul 8, 2020

5 Questions With Ben Broussard

The incoming executive director of the Wolfpack Club talks about building relationships and connecting with people as he reflects on his new position. 

May 14, 2020

Research of Particular Relevance

Park Scholar Daniel Haller's keen interest in stopping the spread of infectious diseases helped earn him a prestigious Goldwater Scholarship. 

NC State cross country runner Elly Henes hugging her coach

May 7, 2020

Running Toward the Finish Line

The Heneses are a big part of the familial legacy of NC State cross country and track and field. All-American and ACC champion Elly Henes will graduate with a degree in psychology this spring. 

May 7, 2020

Growing on the Mats

As he prepares to graduate with a degree in business administration, All-American and ACC champion wrestler Hayden Hidlay reflects on his personal growth on the mats and in the classroom. 

Apr 23, 2020

Making At-Home Learning Fun For All

NC State's Science House, a statewide STEM outreach program for K-12 students, has developed online learning resources for students who are staying home for school. 

Athletics Director Boo Corrigan applauds as he introduces his family during a press conference in Reynolds Coliseum.

Apr 13, 2020

Corrigan Keeps His Head in the Game

With sporting events on hold due to the pandemic, Athletics Director Boo Corrigan focuses on helping student-athletes stay on track academically and personally. 

Golf ball inside a hole on the Lonnie Poole Golf Course.

Apr 2, 2020

Lonnie Poole Stays the Course — With Precautions

The Lonnie Poole Golf Course on Centennial Campus remains open as an essential outdoor activity. But the staff is taking extraordinary measures to protect golfers during the pandemic. 

Chancellor Randy Woodson talks with Chris Arbonies, center, and Chris Cooper about the Krispy Kreme Challenge. File photo.

Mar 31, 2020

Alum on Front Line of Pandemic: ‘Stay Home’

Chris Arbonies, a New Orleans physician and Park Scholar who helped create the Krispy Kreme Challenge, recently returned to work after recovering from COVID-19 at home. He urges others to follow CDC guidelines for reducing the spread of the novel coronavirus. 

Workers loading supplies into truck.

Mar 26, 2020

NC State Collects Protective Gear for Hospitals

Faculty and staff across campus step up to make Wednesday a day of giving back, donating dozens of boxes of personal protective equipment to area hospitals. 

Aerial view of the Brickyard and the block S in the bricks.

Mar 19, 2020

In Memoriam: Landscape Architect Dick Bell

Landscape architect Richard C. Bell designed some of North Carolina’s iconic spaces, but none meant more to him than his alma mater’s University Plaza, more commonly known as the Brickyard. 

1890 photo of Holladay Hall.

Mar 19, 2020

A History of NC State in Pandemics

Today's novel coronavirus is creating unprecedented challenges for faculty, staff and students. But there's nothing new about NC State's resilience in the face of public health threats. 

voting sign on a brick wall

Feb 13, 2020

Pack the Polls

As in elections past, NC State will host an on-campus early-voting site for students, faculty, staff and members of the community. 

Astronaut Christina Koch gives a press conference

Feb 12, 2020

Climbing Into Space

Of the many things NASA astronaut Christina Koch learned while earning three degrees at NC State, one of the most useful was her first foray onto the rock climbing wall at Carmichael Gymnasium. 

CASSI in front of Hunt Library.

Feb 5, 2020

Driverless Shuttle a Smart Move for Centennial Campus

NC State isn't cutting corners in the drive for innovation. Thanks to a partnership with the N.C. Department of Transportation, the university is testing an autonomous vehicle that can ferry 12 passengers.