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Author: Patrick Smith

Esmira Poladova in graduation robes making a wolfie sign

Jun 9, 2020

Howling Success: Esmira Poladova Forges Her Own Path, Inspires Others as First-Generation College Student

Esmira Poladova spent much of her time at NC State advocating for education and volunteering around the globe. Now she is using that same passion—and her engineering skills—in a new career. 

A rendering of the inside of the new Academic Success Center

Jun 2, 2020

University Tutorial Center to be Relocated and Renamed this Fall

This fall, the University Tutorial Center will become the Academic Success Center and move its offices and student spaces from Park Shops to a newly renovated space on the second floor of D.H. Hill, Jr. Library. 

Students work and study in the James B. Hunt Jr. library.

Jun 2, 2020

Advising Technology Staff Use GPS to Help Students Navigate Online Learning Transition

Nikki Glenos and Advising Technology staff led a special effort to keep students connected with their professors and advisors following the university's transition to online classes this spring. They also developed a survey to identify and reach out to students who needed help obtaining reliable computer and internet access. 

Melanie Flowers

May 27, 2020

Melanie Flowers Elected Chair of Council of Student Body Presidents

Melanie Flowers, president of Student Government at NC State, has been elected by her peers to serve as chair of the Council of Student Body Presidents for the UNC System. She also discussed what it's been like to serve in both capacities during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Jacob Sebastian

May 14, 2020

Scoville Fellowship Allows NC State Alumnus to Work on Nonproliferation and Nuclear Security in the Middle East

Jacob Sebastian is one of just three recent college graduates in the nation to earn a spring 2020 Scoville Fellowship, and he will work for the Nuclear Threat Initiative (NTI) in Washington, D.C. 

May 13, 2020

Division of Academic and Student Affairs Announces 2020 Awards for Excellence

The Division of Academic and Student Affairs recognized exemplary employees in several categories, including the 2020 Awards for Excellence. 

Tanner Compton's Minecraft character, dressed in red graduation robes, addresses an audience of other Minecraft players/NC State graduates in the Minecraft version of PNC Arena

May 11, 2020

Seniors Build Their Own Graduation on Minecraft

A group of seniors organized and created their own graduation ceremony within the virtual world of Minecraft. 

Housing staff pose for an aerial photo on campus

May 8, 2020

University Housing Announces 2019-20 Student Staff of the Year Awards

NC State University Housing has recognized some of its most outstanding student workers with 2019-20 Student Staff of the Year Awards. 

Pippin Payne

May 8, 2020

Payne Receives Udall Scholarship

NC State junior Pippin Payne is one of 55 students in the nation to receive a 2020 Udall Scholarship. Payne is a double major in mechanical engineering and religious studies and is minoring in business administration. 

Daniela Patiño and Alan “CHICO” Marines

May 5, 2020

Seniors Collaborate to Release Debut Single, ‘Miel’

Seniors Daniela Patiño and Alan “CHICO” Marines have released their long-awaited debut single, “Miel”—a Spanglish bolero that dropped in April. Both have been heavily involved in Juntos programming at NC State.