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NC State Memorial Belltower

Mar 1, 2022

‘Everything Had to Have a Purpose’: Remembering Journalism Visionary Richard Curtis

NC State alumnus Richard Curtis revolutionized print journalism as the founding managing editor for design at USA Today. He died Sunday at 75. 

Dick Robb at podium at NC State.

Nov 17, 2021

One of Our Own: The Life and Legacy of Dick Robb

Dick Robb never attended NC State. But the honorary alum proved his commitment to the Wolfpack in word and deed, touching the lives of countless NC State students through his work with the Park Scholarships program and his service on the Board of Trustees. 

Headshot portrait of Marye Anne Fox.

May 12, 2021

Fox Championed NC State — and Change

A renowned scientist and visionary leader, Marye Anne Fox pushed the university into the 21st century, despite headwinds. She died Sunday at 73. 

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. 

Bob Jordan shakes hand of another trustee with Chancellor Woodson looking on.

Feb 18, 2020

In Memoriam: Bob Jordan

Alumnus Bob Jordan, who served North Carolina as a public official and business leader, died at his home Sunday, surrounded by family. Jordan is remembered for his unwavering support of NC State for more than 60 years. 

Feb 11, 2020

In Memoriam: Tom Hester

English professor Tom Hester is remembered for his teaching, scholarship and passion for life. 

headshot of Karami with black background.

Jan 10, 2020

Mideast Tragedy Claims Alumna

An NC State alumna returning home after visiting family in Tehran is among the 176 passengers and crew killed in the crash of a Ukrainian airliner. 

Poet Gerald Barrax sits at his desk.

Dec 12, 2019

‘The Job of a Poet Is to Tell the Truth’: Remembering Gerald Barrax

Former students and colleagues share their impressions of Gerald Barrax, a retired emeritus professor of creative writing, who died Dec. 7. 

Phil Freelon with scale model of an architectural project.

Jul 9, 2019

Acclaimed Architect Phil Freelon Dies

The NC State alumnus led the team that designed the Smithsonian Institution’s $540 million National Museum of African American History and Culture in the nation's capital. 

Feb 22, 2017

Hero of Three Mile Island Dies

Harold Denton, the cool-headed federal regulator who took charge of Three Mile Island after the nation’s worst nuclear accident, was a 1958 graduate of NC State’s nuclear engineering program. 

Jun 22, 2016

In Memoriam: Dorothy Dent Park

The president emeritus of the Park Foundation, which has left an indelible impact on NC State through its philanthropy, has died at the age of 103. 

Feb 4, 2016

In Memoriam: Burton Beers

History professor Burton Beers, a Watauga Medal winner who served NC State for four decades, died Jan. 30. 

Aug 5, 2015

In Memoriam: Anna Jane Keller

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, Aug. 15, to remember Anna Jane Keller, NC State's first female administrator, She died on July 18, one day shy of her 95th birthday. 

Jun 22, 2015

Former Chancellor Bruce Poulton Dies

The energetic leader responsible for the development of Centennial Campus and the growth of public-private partnerships at NC State, has died in Raleigh. The university remembers Bruce Poulton. 

Jun 10, 2015

In Memoriam: Richard Dillman

Richard Dillman, an eminent swine pathologist and one of the original faculty members in the College of Veterinary Medicine, died June 5 in Raleigh at the age of 83.