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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. 

Jul 9, 2010

Making a Difference

When disaster struck the Gulf Coast, experts and alumni from NC State quickly headed to the region to assist in cleanup efforts and to help restore wildlife and local beaches. And although oil continues to wash ashore, Dr. Greg Lewbart said he's encouraged by what he and other volunteers have been able to accomplish. 

Jun 29, 2010

Rock Can Roll

In continuing NC State's mission to assist and serve those beyond the borders of our campus, Student Government, the Union Activities Board and WKNC 88.1 came together last week with a singular goal in mind - cranking up the volume to help a local food bank fight hunger across 34 North Carolina counties. 

Apr 30, 2010

Suggs to Lead Alumni Association

Alum Benny Suggs rides back into Raleigh to lead the NC State Alumni Association. The retired Navy admiral is general manager of the Harley Owners Group. 

Apr 26, 2010

NC State Names Suggs Alumni Association Executive Director

Ralph (Benny) E. Suggs, Rear Admiral, U.S. Navy (ret.) and general manager of the Harley Owners Group (HOG) and Rider Services at Harley-Davidson Motor Company, has been named Executive Director of the North Carolina State University Alumni Association, Vice Chancellor Nevin Kessler, announced today. 

Apr 1, 2010

Settling In

Randy Woodson knows his first few months as NC State chancellor will be about getting to know the state, our alumni, Wolfpack Club members and the faculty and the staff of North Carolina's largest university. We’re eager to get to know him as well, so we asked him about everything from his plans for NC State’s future to his passion for bluegrass. 

Mar 17, 2010

A Fond Farewell

On Tuesday, NC State will hold a farewell reception to honor Chancellor Jim Woodward's service and dedication to the university. The event is open to the public and will begin at 4 p.m. in Talley Student Center. In advance of the celebration, Woodward reflected on his return to campus, and more. 

Mar 4, 2010

Fueling His Passion

Tim Turner is a baby boomer on a crusade, trying to refine a process that can turn animal fat and waste grease into hydrocarbon fuels. He developed the process three years ago with three NC State professors. Although Turner could be mistaken for a professor himself, he's actually a 57-year-old graduate student embarking on a career in the green economy. 

Mar 4, 2010

Citizen-Soldier Takes Command

Allen Boyette, director for building maintenance and operations, took command of the 60th Troop Command, one of five major subordinate commands in the North Carolina National Guard, after he was promoted to colonel in January. 

Feb 25, 2010

In Memoriam: Davis and Johnson

Maria Ragland Davis (’85 M.S., ’92 Ph.D.) and Adriel Johnson (’89 Ph.D.), both of Huntsville, Ala., were killed Feb. 12,  in a shooting at the University of Alabama-Huntsville (UAH). 

Feb 25, 2010

On the Record

In this third installment of an occasional series of conversations, Chancellor-elect Randy Woodson discusses his assimilation into the Wolfpack family, the importance of collaboration between NC State's colleges and departments, and some of the best ways to get to know students, faculty, staff and alumni. 

Feb 18, 2010

Three Win Watauga Medal

An athletics fundraiser, professor emeritus and agribusiness leader will receive the prestigious Watauga Medal for distinguished service to North Carolina State University. 

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.