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Mar 7, 2017

4 Receive Watauga Medals at Founders’ Day

At Friday's Founders' Day celebration, Steve Zelnak, Gayle Lanier, Barbara Goodmon and Steve Warren were awarded the Watauga Medal, NC State's highest non-academic award, in recognition of their notable and distinguished contributions and commitment to the advancement of the university. 

NC State's first graduating class poses with President Holladay.

Oct 9, 2014

This Week in 1889: NC State’s First Class

NC State opened its doors to students 125 years ago this week, welcoming a freshman class of 46. The 'Think and Do' spirit began early as students milked cows before class. 

Mar 5, 2013

Founders Day Dinner

Hundreds of NC State supporters attended the annual dinner honoring the legacy of the university's founders. 

Aug 23, 2012

Calling for Nominees for Watauga Medal

Who will receive the next prestigious Watauga Medal for distinguished service to North Carolina State University? The committee is now officially accepting nominations. 

Feb 9, 2012

NC State to Celebrate 125 Years

For a celebration worthy of NC State’s 125th birthday, we're going to take a whole year. Find out what's in store. 

Feb 9, 2012

Watauga Winners Announced

NC State has selected this year's recipients of the Watauga Medal, the university's highest nonacademic honor. 

Mar 9, 2011

A Legacy of Service

A former state Extension Service director, a textiles industry leader and the president of the North Carolina Veterinary Medical Foundation received the prestigious Watauga Medal for distinguished service to NC State at the university's Founders' Day dinner, held Monday, March 7.