College Homecoming Celebration

Hosted by the NC State Engineering Foundation

College of Engineering Homecoming Celebration, Red and White Week, 11/2/18, Centennial Campus

Homecoming Weekend Kick-Off

Friday, November 2, 2018
11:45 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Keynote Speaker:  Jeff Garwood
“Waste to Value: Ideas and Opportunities”

Cost: $10 per adult; kids free

BBQ lunch: 11:45 a.m.
Lawn of Engineering Oval
(rain site – James B. Hunt Jr. Library)

Program: 1:15 p.m.
Duke Energy Hall, James B. Hunt Jr. Library
NC State Centennial Campus

Young Alumni Happy Hour Social: 6:30 p.m.
State View Hotel (Cost: $10 per person, includes appetizers and one drink)

Kick off the NC State University Homecoming Weekend with the Engineering Foundation.

Join us for a BBQ lunch at 11:45 a.m. on the lawn of the Engineering Oval. Afterwards attend the program at 1:15 p.m. in Duke Energy Hall, James B. Hunt Jr. Library. Hear from Dean Louis Martin-Vega and alumnus Jeff Garwood about the impact NC State engineers are making both in North Carolina and around the world and the construction of the new Fitts-Woolard Hall.

Young alumni, don’t miss the Happy Hour Social at 6:30 p.m. in the State View Hotel.

Keynote Speaker Jeffrey R. Garwood

Jeffrey R. Garwood — 2014Jeff Garwood is the keynote speaker. The title of his talk is “Waste to Value: Ideas and Opportunities.”

Garwood is the founder and managing member of Liberation Capital, a global private equity firm specializing in CleanTech solutions such as alternative energy, waste water treatment and water reuse. He is also formerly the president of GE Fanuc, a leader in industrial automation, and the president of GE’s Garrett Aviation Services business. He began his career at Dupont and McKinsey & Co, and was COO at Commerx and Youcentric


Garwood graduated Summa Cum Laude from NC State University with a B.S. in chemical engineering and received an M.B.A. from UNC. The College of Engineering honored him with a Distinguished Engineering Alumnus Award in 2014 for his outstanding engineering achievements. He and his wife, Carolyn, and their three daughters reside in Charlotte, N.C.


Registration is required.  Please register online.

Department Events

Find out what your department is doing as part of the College Homecoming Celebration by visiting their websites:

Engineering Mini-Camp

We are offering an Engineering Mini-Camp for children ages 5 through 18 at this year’s event.  Past activities have included “Newspaper Chairs,” “Build a Better Bug,” “Video Game Design Controller” and activities adapted from our own College of Engineering research such as “Self-Folding Polymer Shapes.”

Go to the event’s online registration Web page to register your child for the “Kids Camp.”

The cost is $5.00 per child, and certification of camp attendance will be provided for school-aged children.

Parking Pass

Follow the instructions to purchase an all-day parking pass in the Oval West Parking Deck for the College Homecoming Celebration:

  1. Go to
  2. Click on “Purchase Event Permit.”
  3. Select the appropriate event.
  4. Confirm permit type and location.
  5. Enter vehicle information (Plate #, State, Year, Make).
  6. Add permit to cart.
  7. Proceed to checkout.

Pay Lots

There are also pay lots in Poulton Deck and Partner’s Way Deck.


Contact Carissa Burroughs at 919.515.9975 or