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Students honored with Mathews Medals

Four graduating seniors received the Mathews Medals, the highest non-academic distinction awarded to NC State students. The award, administered by the Alumni Association Student Ambassador Program, recognizes seniors who have made significant contributions to the university. The medals were presented at a ceremony Wednesday night at the Park Alumni Center.

Mary Chamblee of Raleigh. Worked with the NC State Women’s Center on issues such as gender equality, served as a mental health ambassador to help stop the stigma around mental health on campus, was social media chair for Kappa Delta sorority and served on the leadership team for the Presbyterian Campus Ministry.

Tyrek Shepard of Goldsboro, N.C. Was a Caldwell Fellow, served as president of the W.E.B. Du Bois Honor Society, was special events chair for Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity, was active with the Black Business Student Association and worked as a resident adviser.

Justin Rigdon of Midway Park, N.C. Served as president of the Student Veterans Association and the UNC System Student Veterans Council, served as president of the NC State Fencing Club and worked as a tutor in the College of Textiles.

Hunter Carson Davis of Wake Forest, N.C. Founded and served as co-director of a campus chapter of Camp Kesem, a summer camp for children whose parents have cancer. Also co-founded and served as president of a local chapter of Consult Your Community, a nonprofit that provides consulting services to small businesses and served as president of the Peer Leader Organization in the Poole College of Management.