Husband and wife professors honored by Alumni Association
When his father dropped him off on campus in 1986, Jeff Joines stayed for good. The next summer, he met Sharon Bennett, a future Caldwell Scholar who would become his study buddy and, later, his wife. Both would go on to earn their bachelor's, master's and doctorates in engineering at NC State and to become distinguished members of the faculty.

In Praise of Professors
A dozen alumni were among the 32 NC State professors honored by the Alumni Association in April with the 2017 Faculty Awards.

Alumnus prepares to see birdies fly at Eagle Point
Alex Kowalski '13 is an assistant club professional at Eagle Point Golf Club in Wilmington, N.C., where the Wells Fargo Championship will take place next week.

Alumna brings sloth love to Hunt Library
Sam Trull, who received a zoology degree from in NC State in 2003, hangs out at The Sloth Institute in Costa Rica. 

Two alumni help shape the skyline in Beantown
Eric Robinson and Kevin Deabler met on day one at NC State. More than two decades later, they run a successful architecture firm together in Boston.

Frank Thompson’s legacy is secure in the Memorial Bell Tower
NC State Alumni Association pauses to reflect on the centennial of America’s entry into World War I.

Remembering America’s forgotten war
Next spring, poppies will be blooming on the landscaped area surrounding the Bell Tower, thanks to Jerry Hester, a 1953 graduate of NC State who serves on the U.S. World War I Centennial Commission.

An ode to a farm
Alumna Norma DeCamp Burns is staging an essay contest to give away her 12-acre organic farm in Bennett, N.C.

Alumnus puts his career on ice
Todd Dawson, a 1992 NC State grad, has built a successful business and won international recognition with his elaborate ice carvings.

Chasity Melvin still produces in March
Former Wolfpack women’s basketball great Chasity Melvin '98 recounts her basketball life in a new book.

NC State alumnus named North Carolina National Guard Brigadier General
Allen Boyette, a commissioned officer in the United States Army and the North Carolina National Guard since his graduation from NC State in 1987, has been promoted to the rank of brigadier general of the NCNG.

Taking the fight to the eats
NC State and East Carolina are competing in a food drive to fight hunger in Wake County.

Alumna still hopes to reach kids interested in science and technology
Tamara Robertson fell short in her bid to become a Mythbuster, but she hasn’t lost her passion for science communication and education.

Julius Hodge reunites with an old friend, but this time as an assistant coach on the bench
Julius Hodge was finishing up his first year as director of player development at the University at Buffalo last spring when the phone rang. The voice on the other end was unmistakable.

AASAP names new president
Ashtyn Coates is the new president of the student ambassadors, a group of 25 students who are the driving force behind most of the events associated with Homecoming Week.

Alumna find success as gymnastics coach
Last summer, Maggie Haney '00 coached Laurie Hernandez on her way to capturing gold for Team USA in the 2016 Olympics.

Alum's new book examines North Carolina’s barrier islands
Photographer David Blevins, who graduated from NC State in 1991 with a bachelor’s degree in forestry and 1994 with a master’s degree in the same subject, captures images from nature’s perspective in his latest book.

NC State alumnus, who was calming force at Three Mile Island, dies
NC State alumnus was praised for his handling of the most serious nuclear power accident in the country’s history.

AASAP president named Outstanding Student Leader of the Year
Alan Capps, president of the Alumni Association’s Student Ambassadors, has been named the Outstanding Student Leader of the Year by the Council for Advancement and Support of Education.

Alumna spends summer conducting research for NASA
Dawn Kernagis, 39, is a researcher at the Florida Institute for Human & Machine Cognition in Pensacola, Fla., where she focuses on how people function in extreme conditions—under water, in the air and in space.

A trio of alumni hit all the right notes
Three of the four members of Chatham County Line got their start as students at NC State in the 1990s. Now they are one of the top-drawing bluegrass bands in the Southeast.

NC State Alumni Entrepreneur Network fosters entrepreneurship
The Alumni Association is working—through the NC State Alumni Entrepreneur Network—to connect alumni with each other and with efforts at the university to foster entrepreneurship.

Alumna in the running to be one of the next Mythbusters
Tune in to the Science Channel on Saturday nights to see how Tamara Robertson, who graduated from NC State in 2009 with a degree in chemical engineering, fares in her quest to become a host of a new version of MythBusters.

Alumni Association leader honored
Alumni Association Executive Director Benny Suggs '69, a native of Columbus County, was presented with the Order of the Long Leaf Pine, one of the most prestigious awards given to a citizen of the state.

Alums team up to chronicle stories of national park rangers
After close to 29 years as an assistant city manager in Raleigh, Daniel Howe was looking to do something he was “passionate about” in retirement. So he teamed up with photographer Simon Griffiths to write a book about National Park Service rangers.

Alumni Profile: Adam Newman
Adam Newman ’02 makes all the travel arrangements—from flights to hotel rooms—for the NFL’s Denver Broncos.

Alumni Profile: Jason Brantley
Jason Brantley ’92 leads John Deere’s effort to bring mechanization to African farmers.

Alumni Profile: Arielle Chambers
Arielle Chambers ’14 has found success as a New York-based fashion model.

Alumni Profile: Ben Gravely
Ben Gravely ’63, ’66 MS, ’70 PhD holds so many patents—40 and counting—that he's lost track. The list includes a 1970s solar collector that established him as an alternative energy pioneer.

Check out NC State magazine
In the autumn edition of NC State magazine, we take you inside the new "Old Barn." Reynolds Coliseum's $35 million renovation brings the building up-to-date with interactive displays while respecting the building's history. The old noise meter is even on display, and this time you an operate it yourself.

All Lanes Closed
For more than eight decades, and under a string of names — Man-Mur Bowling Center, Western Lanes, and finally, The Alley  — it served as a de facto student lounge. Now that bowling alley is gone. The Alley shut its doors in late November, and the longtime landmark will be replaced by a Target, expected to open in the fall of 2017.

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