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Exterior of the Wellness and Recreation building and Talley Student Union, with colorful flowers in the foreground

Aug 5, 2022

TRIO Receives Renewal for the McNair Program at NC State

The program supports first-generation undergraduate students who meet income requirements and undergraduates from underrepresented groups who have demonstrated strong academic potential to complete their Ph.D. 

May 17, 2022

Rising Starr

Starr Gibens is an expert at putting thought into action. The first-generation college graduate came to NC State with a list of what she wanted to accomplish, and she has done so much more as a leader, community member, scholarship recipient and advocate for her fellow students. 

Dylan Inman '22 holds up wolfies.

May 3, 2022

Leaving a Legacy: Dylan Inman ’22 Makes a Lasting Impression

The political science and sociology double major is graduating this weekend and then off to Indianapolis to work for his fraternity, Theta Chi, as a growth specialist. But as an enthusiastic member of the Wolfpack, Inman says his long-term goal is to find a road that leads back to NC State. 

The copper wolves at Wolf Plaza near the Free Expression tunnel. Photo by Becky Kirkland.

Nov 5, 2021

First in the Pack: Celebrate Our First-Generation College Students

NC State will participate in the National First-Generation College Celebration on Monday with an interactive event at the Free Expression Tunnel. 

A graduation cap that reads "My grandparents crossed oceans so I could cross the stage"

Jan 12, 2021

How Being a First-Gen Student Influenced My Advising

Annie Miya, an NC State graduate who now works for the NC State College Advising Corps, writes how her experiences as a first-generation college student inspired her to help others. 

A group of high school students

Oct 20, 2020

“I’m Not Sure If You’re Princeton Material”

Jordan Bingham, college adviser for Wallace-Rose Hill High School in Duplin County, N.C., writes about the importance of believing in students and their dreams. 

Aug 4, 2020

Three Students Awarded First Angela C. Caraway Scholarships

April Gonzalez, Starr Gibens, and Kendall Griffith are the first recipients of the newly established Angela C. Caraway and Family Scholarship. 

College adviser Cierra Harris works with her students at J.F. Webb High School

Mar 26, 2020

Working With High School Juniors

Cierra Harris, college adviser at J. F. Webb High School in Granville County, writes about the importance of preparing high school juniors for their senior year. 

Mar 3, 2020

Being an Adviser in Your Own Community

A college adviser from a rural North Carolina high school returns home to help inspire students. 

Feb 13, 2020

College Acceptances: More Than Just an Envelope

Being a college adviser means celebrating all students' successes and being their biggest cheerleaders.