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Dick Patty teaching a class in Riddick Hall in 2008

Mar 16, 2023

In Memoriam: Richard Patty

Dick Patty, who served as the head of NC State's physics department, has died at the age of 89. 

Oct 25, 2017

In Memoriam: Banks C. Talley Jr.

Banks C. Talley Jr., longtime vice chancellor for student affairs and namesake of the Talley Student Union, died on Thursday. He is remembered for bringing a balanced education that included culture and arts for generations of NC State students. 

Feb 22, 2017

Animal Rights Activist Regan Dies at 78

Tom Regan, an emeritus professor of philosophy at NC State and an internationally acclaimed advocate of animal rights, died of pneumonia in Raleigh on Feb. 17. He was 78. 

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. 

Jan 7, 2014

Education Leader Vest Dies

Charles Vest, an education leader with ties to NC State, died Dec. 12 in Arlington, Va. He was 72. 

Feb 14, 2012

Remembering Clark, Pioneer of Inclusion

Dr. Lawrence (Larry) Clark, longtime faculty member and administrator, was a driving force behind campus changes that helped African American and female students thrive at NC State. 

Jan 13, 2012

Memories of a Maestro

Longtime NC State band director Frank Hammond, who pushed his students to reach their potential in music and in life,  died Jan. 7 at his home in Washington, N.C. He was 78. 

Oct 31, 2011

Former Alumni Association Head Dies

Bryce R. Younts, who led the NC State Alumni Association through a period of unprecedented growth as its executive director for more than 26 years, died Saturday. 

Feb 8, 2011

In Memoriam: Bruce Zobel

Dr. Bruce J. Zobel, pioneer in the field of forest genetics, died Feb. 5. He maintained an active connection with NC State for 45 years. Services will be Friday, Feb. 18, in Raleigh. 

Jan 10, 2011

In Memoriam: Ken Fager

Ken L. Fager, a researcher and educator with the university’s Center for Environmental Farming Systems, died Dec. 31. He was 48. 

Nov 22, 2010

In Memoriam: Gail Ettinger Bianchi

Gail Ettinger Bianchi, who worked in NC State's College of Textiles for nearly 30 years, died Nov. 14 in Raleigh at age 63. 

May 4, 2010

Roberts Remembered

The late Dr. George W. Roberts, emeritus professor and department head of chemical and biomolecular engineering, will be remembered for 21 years of service as a teacher, researcher and administrator. 

Feb 25, 2010

In Memoriam: Davis and Johnson

Maria Ragland Davis (’85 M.S., ’92 Ph.D.) and Adriel Johnson (’89 Ph.D.), both of Huntsville, Ala., were killed Feb. 12,  in a shooting at the University of Alabama-Huntsville (UAH). 

Feb 11, 2010

In Memoriam: Elizabeth Lee

Elizabeth Bobbitt Lee, the first woman to graduate from the NC State School of Design in 1952, died Feb. 2 in Lumberton. She was 81. 

Feb 4, 2010

In Memoriam: Eduardo Catalano

Eduardo Catalano, one of the giants of modern architecture, died last week at his home in Massachusetts. He was 92.