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Parents and Families Weekend a Philanthropic Success

Alumnus and parent, Stan Kelly, ’80

During Parents and Families Weekend, a group of parents was invited to the Point to join Chancellor Randy and Susan Woodson and Division of Academic and Student Affairs faculty and staff members to discuss the importance and impact of philanthropy at NC State. Over breakfast at the chancellor’s residence, parents learned about the impact that DASA has on student success, and about our commitment to the academic, personal, and professional development of students. A focus on high impact practices leads to a culture of growth, awareness, and creativity.

High impact practices directly impact student success; we know that students who participate in those activities considered to be high impact also perform better academically and are more likely to remain in school and graduate. During the event, Chancellor Woodson highlighted programs including CSLEPS, University Honors and Scholars, and Study Abroad. He also remarked on how career-ready and highly recruited NC State students are upon graduation, thereby recognizing the importance of the Career Development Center and Advising.

Alumnus and parent, Stan Kelly ‘80, stressed the importance of private financial support in order to ensure the sustainability of these important academic and student support services. Because of budget reductions and minimal tuition increases, financial contributions from donors are essential to the continued success of these programs. Thanks in part to the generosity of parents like those who attended this event, these programs will continue to meet and exceed the expectations of NC State students.