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Bronze wolf statue profiled against backdrop of yellow autumn leaves.

Jan 24, 2023

Generous gift from Wolfspeed extends Palmour legacy in College of Engineering

The gift is establishing the John Palmour Distinguished Professorship in Materials Science and Engineering as well as the Wolfspeed Endowed Scholarship in Memory of Dr. John Palmour. The scholarship will provide need-based support for undergraduates in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, where Palmour earned his bachelor’s degree (1982) and Ph.D. (1988). 

Kyle and Alyssa holding a presentation check at their golf tournament

Jan 18, 2023

More than money

After losing her mother to cancer three days into her freshman year at NC State, Alyssa Bowker found herself thrust into a challenging emotional and financial situation. To honor her mother, and seeded by gifts from their wedding guests, she and her husband created an endowment that they continue to grow to support students facing similar difficulties. 

Bill Garwood, left, with Jeff Garwood.

Dec 7, 2022

A one-of-a-kind pair

William R. (Bill) Garwood, chemical engineering ‘60, and Jeffrey R. (Jeff) Garwood, chemical engineering ‘84, have more in common than a typical father-son pair. 

Dale Hopkins

Dec 7, 2022

‘The right thing to do’: MAE alumnus gives back to WMEP

Now retired and working as a consultant, Hopkins has made it a point to give back to NC State, especially wanting to help students who are traditionally underrepresented in engineering. 

Nuclear engineering department head Kostadin Ivanov, right, presents J. Michael Doster with plaque commerating his years with NC State University.

Jun 24, 2022

NE honors retiring professor J. Michael Doster

The Department of Nuclear Engineering celebrated Professor J. Michael Doster’s retirement on April 27 with an event at The Dorothy and Roy Park Alumni Center. Colleagues, both current and former, along with alumni and members of our advisory board joined the festivities. Stories were shared about the career of Professor Doster that brought lots of laughter and a few tears. 

Students head for class on Centennial Campus, with the newly completed Fitts-Woolard building reflecting cloudy spring skies.

May 20, 2022

Paving the way through planned giving

Through planned giving, alumni and friends are providing for future gifts to the College and University through their financial and estate planning. 

Aerial view of the College of Engineering and the Oval.

May 20, 2022

COE community bands together to support students and research

Alumni, faculty members, staff, students and friends of the College of Engineering came together to show their support and help the College of Engineering (COE) write its next chapter on Day of Giving on March 23, raising $1,504,048 from 1,443 gifts. 

Thank you postcard featuring photo of NC State belltower surrounded by green trees.

Oct 28, 2021

Foundation Year in Review

In line with other fundraising efforts across campus, the NC State Engineering Foundation, Inc. led the College in surpassing its $230 million Think and Do the Extraordinary Campaign goal this year, with $250,010,197 raised to date. We are poised to raise $260-$270 million by campaign close on December 31, 2021. Fundraising totals to the College were… 

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…