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Layla El-Khoury's 'Force of Flows' demonstrates the process and impact of stream bank erosion through dance.

Apr 11, 2024

Dance Your Ph.D.: NC State Grad Student Layla El-Khoury Awarded for Educational Dance Production

NC State grad student Layla El-Khoury’s ‘Force of Flows’ demonstrates the process and impact of stream bank erosion through dance, and received the “Dance Your PhD” award. 

2024 Graduate Student Research Symposium winners

Apr 9, 2024

Winners Named for 2024 Graduate Research Symposium

Nearly 200 NC State graduate students presented their research projects during the 17th annual Graduate Student Research Symposium, 27 top performers awarded. 

Fireworks explode over the NC State belltower to close down Packapalooza 2022.

Mar 11, 2024

NC State Garners AAAS Award

Award given for addressing challenges to success in science, technology, engineering, mathematics and medicine. 

The NC State belltower with spring blooms.

Sep 18, 2023

NC State Continues To Rise in U.S. News Rankings 

For the second consecutive year, NC State made big moves in a national ranking of colleges and universities to rank 60th in the nation, an increase of 12 spots over 2022. Among public institutions, the university remains in the top 30 nationally, moving up one place to 28th. The Best Colleges list, published annually by U.S.… 

Red fireworks light up the sky above the Belltower as an explosive end to Packapalooza 2022.

Apr 26, 2023

Graduate Programs Keep Climbing in Rankings

This year's U.S. News rankings bring good news for NC State’s graduate programs. Three programs placed in the top five nationwide, while numerous other graduate programs advanced. 

Apr 6, 2023

Valvano Elected to Hoop HOF

When former NC State basketball player Vinny Del Negro was a little-used junior guard for the Wolfpack in the fall of 1986, head coach Jim Valvano took him home to Springfield, Massachusetts, to play in college basketball’s best-known early season game: the Peach Basket Tip-Off Classic. That’s where Del Negro grew up, going down the street… 

Feb 23, 2023

NC State’s Bonnie Fusarelli Wins Holshouser Award

The professor of educational leadership and of educational evaluation and policy analysis is honored for her transformative work supporting educational leaders across North Carolina. 

Feb 21, 2023

3 Alumni Elected to National Academy of Engineering

Jim Goodnight and Greg Washington are recognized for their outstanding contributions to engineering. The NC State alumni will be inducted into the prestigious organization Oct. 1. 

Mr. and Ms. Wuf with the Strolling Professor statue

Jan 24, 2023

Education, Computer IT Move Up in Online Rankings

U.S. News delivers good news for two of NC State's graduate programs in this year's ranking of the nation's top online degrees. Programs for veterans in business, education and engineering also score honors. 

A portrait of Jimmy Wright outside of Talley Student Union

Oct 27, 2022

Jimmy Wright Receives Governor’s Award for Founding First Recovery High School in the Triangle

NC State staff member Jimmy Wright and his wife Leah wanted to help other families struggling with addiction. Now they are running a recovery high school, building bridges to continued education and life free of substance use. 

Red fireworks light up the sky above the Belltower as an explosive end to Packapalooza 2022.

Oct 27, 2022

2021-22 Awards and Honors

NC State faculty, staff, students and alumni garnered significant recognition for their accomplishments over the past year. Here are a few highlights. 

The Memorial Belltower with the Raleigh skyline in the background.

Sep 12, 2022

NC State Advances in U.S. News Rankings

NC State achieves its highest ranking ever on the annual Best Colleges list, joining the ranks of the top 30 public universities in the nation. The university gains ground in measures of value, reputation and student success. 

Professor Griffin sits in front of his computer monitor in his office at NC State.

Aug 24, 2022

SPIA’s Griffin Named Fulbright Distinguished Chair

The prestigious award gives Clifford Griffin the opportunity to conduct research on the challenges to democracy in Latin America and the Caribbean. 

Adam Meade standing in a hallway

Jun 8, 2022

Blazing a New Trail

On the heels of inventing a game-changing personality test, Psychology Professor Adam Meade launched a startup company and recently won two national awards. 

NC State staff member Raven Evans recently won the Office of Finance and Administration’s Award for Excellence in Human Relations and the Chancellor’s Creating Community Award for Outstanding Staff.

May 19, 2022

Evans Wins Back-to-Back Awards for Community Service, Diversity and Inclusion Efforts

Staff member Raven Evans recently won two awards, including the Office of Finance and Administration’s Award for Excellence in Human Relations.