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Eddie Berlinski and Everette “Cowboy” Robinson on the field during a football game.

Nov 18, 2021

Field of Honor

Eddie Berlinski was a Wolfpack superstar for his exploits on the football field. But his daring escape from a Nazi POW camp during World War II is the stuff of legend. 

U.S. service members march toward a prisoner-of-war camp near Manila, Philippines.

Nov 11, 2021

Veterans March Into History

NC State alumni working or serving in the Pacific Theater during World War II faced the horrors of war and POW camps with extraordinary courage. 

Dan Swift, a Mills Manufacturing worker, a T-11 parachute individual harness to shows IES personnel during a company tour.

Apr 19, 2021

Industry Expansion Solutions Leads Local Businesses to Success

NC State’s Industry Expansion Solutions helps North Carolina businesses face challenges head-on, offering deep, engineering-based expertise that sparks success. 

Statue of Gen. William Lee in front of his family home.

Jun 5, 2019

Rendezvous With History

NC State alum William Carey Lee, 'Father of the U.S. Airborne,' trained the elite paratroopers dropped behind German lines during the Allied invasion of Europe on D-Day. A museum in Dunn, North Carolina, honors his life, service and athletic accomplishments at NC State. 

Alumnus Brad McCoy stands in NC State's Constructed Facility Lab.

Jun 5, 2019

Breathing New Life Into Old Bridges

Bridges across our state are in rough shape, but NC State alumnus Brad McCoy has developed a solution to give them new life — and keep us safely on the road. 

Jerry Hester, left, and Allen Boyette.

Aug 23, 2018

Alumni Visit Gravesites of WWI Fallen

As part of a worldwide commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the First World War, NC State alumni and military veterans Jerry Hester and Allen Boyette place commemorative military coins at the gravesites of two of NC State's fallen soldiers. 

Photo of NC State's Belltower

Apr 26, 2018

Poppies, Flyover to Mark WWI Centenary

Attend a ceremony at the Belltower on Tuesday to mark the one-hundredth anniversary of the end of World War I. The plaza will be decorated with thousands of real and artificial red poppies, the internationally recognized symbol of remembrance. 

Apr 19, 2018

Belltower Event Commemorates End of WWI

A May 1 event marking the centennial anniversary of the end of the First World War features a flyover of F-15 fighters, a 21-gun salute and a carpet of poppies. The Belltower ceremony is open to the public. 

Apr 12, 2018

Who Was Eliza Riddick?

During the Spanish flu pandemic of 1918, hundreds of students and staff were afflicted and more than a dozen died. Among them was Eliza Riddick, a volunteer nurse who served in the campus infirmary. 

Sep 25, 2017

Military Lessons: Sustainment and Sustainability

Brig. Gen. Allen Boyette, a double graduate in engineering who serves as NC State's interim senior director for energy systems for facilities and maintenance, is active member of the North Carolina National Guard. 

Jun 1, 2017

Helping Social Studies Teachers Engage Students in Learning About World War I

Associate professor Meghan Manfra is helping teachers and students better understand the impact of World War I on North Carolina through curriculum resources she helped develop for the N.C. Museum of History’s interactive multimedia World War I exhibit that opened in April. 

May 26, 2017

Above the Battlefields of World War I

James Allen Higgs Jr., a Raleigh native and two-time engineering graduate of NC State, had a birds-eye view of the battlefields of France during the First World War. 

Apr 19, 2017

4 Reasons Veterans Choose NC State Online

For many active-duty military members and veterans, NC State's Online and Distance Education offers flexibility in continuing their educations. Here are a few reasons that make NC State the perfect choice for earning a degree. 

Apr 6, 2017

The Names in the Belltower

A total of 34 NC State students and alumni were killed in World War I. Here are the men listed in the chapel of the Belltower and how they died in service to the country. 

Apr 6, 2017

World War I Transformed NC State

Few things changed the landscape of newly renamed North Carolina College of Agriculture and Engineering than the United States' entry into World War I, 100 years ago today.