Fitts-Woolard Hall Updates

Fitts-Woolard Hall Aerial Shot (, 8/2019)

Filling the gap

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Alumni give to Fitts-Woolard Hall to invest in North Carolina’s future
Get to know more about two alumni who have supported the Fitts-Woolard Hall project and why they see supporting the building as a priority.

Crown Jewel
Fitts-Woolard Hall will give Centennial Campus another iconic structure.

Engineering alumni are playing a major role in Fitts-Woolard Hall.

With hopes of new innovation, alumni and friends of the College share why they support Fitts-Woolard Hall
It’s been almost a year since the University broke ground on the new Fitts-Woolard Hall on Centennial Campus. This new building is integral to helping the College come together on one campus and in helping meet the demand for engineers and computer scientists. Meet three alumni and a friend of the College who have supported the project and are helping to facilitate innovation in research and education.

Think and Do the Extraordinary, the Campaign for NC State: Fitts-Woolard Hall
In this January 2019 video, Dr. Louis Martin-Vega, dean of the College of Engineering at NC State, talks about how the college continues to rely on the generosity and support of alumni and friends to raise the remaining funding for Fitts-Woolard Hall. Over $47 million has been raised but over $12 million is left to be raised. In the last decade the college has made significant progress in terms of its national reputation, attracting outstanding faculty members and students. Dr. Martin-Vega points out that the continuation of this trend really depends on the completion of Fitts-Woolard Hall with private fundraising instead of having to turn our financial resources into debt servicing for the building.

College marks Fitts-Woolard Hall milestone
The College of Engineering celebrated progress on the new Fitts-Woolard Hall on Dec. 12 with a Topping Off Celebration and lunch.

New video highlights the importance of Fitts-Woolard Hall
Clark Nexsen, designer for Fitts-Woolard Hall, released a video called, “Fitts-Woolard Hall at NC State by Clark Nexsen.”

Explore Fitts-Woolard Hall
Try out an interactive map to explore Fitts-Woolard Hall’s named spaces and naming opportunities.

Extraordinary Places in Action: Fitts-Woolard Hall
Watch a video talking about how Fitts-Woolard Hall goes beyond brick and mortar.

Two of a kind
Ed Fitts and Ed Woolard built a friendship on their love for NC State

Building a legacy
Alumni and friends have a chance to make a lasting impact for the College

Support of Fitts-Woolard Hall offers unique opportunities to current and future students
On Friday, April 20, 2018, the University broke ground on Fitts-Woolard Hall, the crucial next step in the College’s move to Centennial Campus. The new building will bring together innovators from the Department of Civil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering and the Edward P. Fitts Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering (ISE). Meet two alumni who have supported the project and are helping continue the College’s excellence in engineering.

R. A. Bryan Foundation has a tradition of multigenerational giving
Some of the most generous supporters of NC State University and the College of Engineering come from multiple generations of family members who have attended NC State. The Bryans are one such family.

Alumnus’ ties to NC State inspired endowments
If you ask Glenn Futrell what drew him to NC State, he will share about growing up on a farm in Wayne County, NC, and speak of his father’s best friend Mr. Raymond Bryan, BSCE ’53, president and part owner of T.A. Loving Construction Company.

College announces first-of-its-kind gift, breaks ground on Fitts-Woolard Hall
Two North Carolina State University industrial engineering alumni are supporting the College of Engineering’s newest building with the largest gift given for a campus building naming in NC State’s history. The University on Friday broke ground on Fitts-Woolard Hall, which comes as the result of a $25 million gift from alumni Edward P. Fitts Jr. and Edgar S. Woolard Jr.

Breaking new ground
The College begins work on a new building as fundraising continues.

“It’s more than a building”
Alumni share why they donated toward the new Fitts-Woolard Hall.

Fitts-Woolard Hall By the Numbers
Work has begun on Fitts-Woolard Hall, the College’s newest building on NC State’s Centennial Campus. The new home of the Department of Civil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering and the Edward P. Fitts Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering represents a new funding paradigm for the College and for NC State.

A Wolfpack family gives back
Pack loyalty prompts the Sigmon family to make generous gifts to the College of Engineering and the University.

Alumna continues her support of the College
When Rashida Hodge established a scholarship in the College of Engineering, she didn’t name it after herself. Her recent pledge to help fund construction of the newest engineering building on NC State’s Centennial Campus includes naming rights for a foyer in Fitts-Woolard Hall (formerly Engineering Building Oval). She won’t put her name on that, either.

Frank and Doris Culberson name atrium in Engineering Building I
The atrium in Engineering Building I, home of Culberson’s home Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering (CBE), was dedicated as the Frank and Doris Culberson Atrium in November 2017. Now, the Culbersons have donated to the College to help fund construction of Fitts-Woolard Hall.

Alumni support Fitts-Woolard Hall to help future students
Meet three NC State alumni who share why they donated toward the new building and why you should consider doing so as well.

Donating for the future
Alumni share why they have decided to support the new Fitts-Woolard Hall project.

Sustaining Support
Dr. Thom Hodgson, Distinguished University Professor and Alumni Distinguished Research Professor in the Edward P. Fitts Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering, has been at NC State University for almost 35 years in a variety of roles.

[Editor’s Note:  The Engineering Building Oval (EB Oval) was renamed Fitts-Woolard Hall on April 20, 2018, at the groundbreaking ceremony.]