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Jim and Ann Goodnight

May 20, 2022

Transformational gift

Two long-term philanthropic leaders for NC State have continued their outstanding support of the University by endowing the engineering dean’s chair. The gift recognizes the leadership of the College’s current dean and will help ensure continued success of deans who follow in his footsteps. 

From left, Bill Dean, Fred Kish and Dan Stancil.

May 20, 2022

Dean family endows second professorship to help strengthen engineering’s future

To recruit the best faculty members, the College of Engineering needs the best resources. While the College already has world-class research facilities, exceptional faculty members and a smart, well-rounded student body, its competitors have the same. Endowed professorships are key recruitment tools that help set the College apart in its efforts to attract and retain… 

Color photo of howling wolf metal scuplture.

Apr 8, 2022

NC State alumni couple establishes Troan Scholarship for Computer Science endowment

The Department of Computer Science is proud to announce that NC State alumni Erik and Brigid Troan have made a commitment of $250,000 to establish the Troan Scholarship for Computer Science Endowment. When fully funded, this will be one of the largest scholarship endowments ever created specifically for computer science (CSC) students. 

Jim Ellen in white shirt and baseball hat with a body of water behind him.

Oct 28, 2021

Alumnus Jim Ellen and family create scholarship for students from eastern North Carolina

From a young age, S. James “Jim” Ellen, Jr. knew how to work hard — first on a farm, then as a carpenter’s assistant, and eventually as an entrepreneurial civil engineering student who went on to run his own companies. Ellen was the first of three brothers to graduate from NC State with a degree in… 

Jane and Johnny (’76) Fitch

Oct 28, 2021

Paving the way for adventures

For decades, Jane and Johnny (’76) Fitch each enjoyed successful careers that also allowed them to plan steadily for a future phase two of their lives: a retirement filled with travel adventures. Then, the COVID-19 global pandemic gripped the world and interrupted those adventures. The couple found themselves at home and thinking again about their… 

May 23, 2017

Alumna’s Story Inspires Scholarship Endowment for Female Engineers

Mary A. Dolan had no direct connection to NC State’s Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering. But after just a few moments of hearing BAE alumna Sepi Saidi’s story, Dolan was inspired to support the department in a unique way. 

Jun 5, 2013

Hooks dreams

An engineering alumnus endows a scholarship in memory of his father, who captained the 1924 NC State freshman basketball team.