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Nov 27, 2012

Doc Hendley to Give NC State Fall Commencement Speech

Doc Hendley, founder and president of the clean water nonprofit Wine to Water, will deliver NC State’s commencement address on Saturday, Dec. 15, at the PNC Arena in Raleigh. The event begins at 9 a.m. During the ceremony, Chancellor Randy Woodson will confer an honorary degree on Dr. James H. Woodward, former chancellor at NC State and… 

Mar 1, 2012

QB Rivers to Speak at Commencement

Philip Rivers, a record-setting passer for NC State and current starting quarterback for the NFL’s San Diego Chargers, is scheduled to speak at commencement on Saturday, May 12. 

Dec 19, 2011

NC State mints 3,400 new graduates

More than 3,400 new graduates received their degrees Saturday during fall commencement activities. The new alumni heard from keynote speaker Dr. Rajendra Pachauri, a Nobel Prize-winning climate scientist and NC State alumnus. 

Dec 14, 2011

NC State To Hold Commencement Ceremonies Dec. 17

North Carolina State University will confer more than 3,400 degrees on graduating students during its fall commencement exercises, beginning at 9 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 17, in the RBC Center in Raleigh. Media coverage is welcomed. During the ceremony, Chancellor Randy Woodson will confer 3,437 degrees – 87 associate’s, 2,105 bachelor’s, 988 master’s, 254 doctoral and… 

Nov 22, 2011

Nobel Laureate to Deliver Fall Commencement Address at NC State

Nobel Prize winner and NC State alumnus Dr. Rajendra K. Pachauri, a world leader in the study of climate change, will deliver NC State’s commencement address on Saturday, Dec. 17, at the RBC Center in Raleigh. The commencement ceremony will begin at 9 a.m. During the ceremony, Chancellor Randy Woodson will confer honorary degrees on behalf of… 

Sep 20, 2011

Nominate an Interesting Graduate

Registration and Records is looking for a few interesting graduates to be recognized at the fall commencement ceremony. Friday, Sept. 30 is the deadline to make your nomination. 

Jun 9, 2011

June Chancellor’s Message

Chancellor Randy Woodson says his travels give him a growing appreciation for NC State's impact at home and around the world. 

May 10, 2011

Hats Off To The Class of 2011

The RBC Center became a sea of red Saturday morning as more than 4,500 students became the next wave of NC State alumni. 

Apr 19, 2011

Duke Energy CEO to Address Grads

Duke Energy CEO James E. Rogers will deliver NC State’s commencement address on Saturday, May 14, at the RBC Center in Raleigh. 

Mar 9, 2011

Wanted: Interesting Graduates, Student Speaker

Registration and Records needs your help to find a student commencement speaker and interesting graduates to be recognized on May 14. 

Oct 6, 2010

Student Nominations Needed

Even though it’s only October, commencement deadlines are approaching. You can help make the ceremony sparkle by nominating outstanding students for special recognition on Dec. 18. 

May 19, 2010

Master of Ceremonies

At NC State’s largest-ever graduation, there was no man behind the curtain. Instead, beside the stage was a dynamo of a woman in electric blue. Go behind the scenes at commencement with Martha O'Donnell, who still savors every moment, even after 20 years. 

May 12, 2010

Stand and Deliver

Each semester, one NC State student is selected to speak on behalf of the entire graduating class. Before the 2010 spring commencement ceremony, we sat down with biological sciences and international studies double major Lianne Gonsalves, who reflected on everything from the Krispy Kreme Challenge to anthropological research in Guatemala. 

Dec 16, 2009

Turning the Tassel

On Saturday, Dec. 19, NC State sent its next group of talented, high-acheiving graduates into the world - students who have created lifelong memories and bonds on our campus while gaining the toolsand education they need to further pursue service, dreams and ambitions. Senior Emma Norton, who addressed her fellow graduates at commencement, spoke to us about what the time she's spent at NC State has meant to her as she prepares to take the next step in life. 

May 4, 2009

Forever NC State

On the eve of NC State's spring graduation exercises, we sat down with former North Carolina governor – one of the newest members of the university's "Forever Club" – James B. Hunt ('59) to find out just what NC State means to him, and how being a part of the Wolfpack family has made a difference in his life for the last half century.