English Alumni

Nov 15, 2018

MA Graduate Cecilia Tomasatti: 2018 CHASS Capstone Award Winner

The English Department is proud to announce the winner of this year’s CHASS Capstone Award is one of our own – Cecilia Tomasatti! WinnerStudent: Cecilia Tomasatti (MA English 2018 graduate, Linguistics Concentration)Project: Same Route, New Immigrants: Identity Practices and Forms […]

Nov 15, 2018

You’re Invited! Colloquium: Alumni Career Paths in Writing & Editing Panel

Everyone at NC State is welcome to come join us and our alumni in this colloquium panel! This will be the last colloquium for fall semester. Come attend and be open to discover something new!

Nov 9, 2018

MA Alumni Discuss their Careers in Higher Education

As a part of our Fall 2018 English Graduate Colloquium series, two of our MA alumni students returned to NC State as guest panelists.  Melody Owens (MA ’17, Rhetoric and Composition) teaches as an English instructor at Wake Technical Community […]

Sep 24, 2018

My NC State Story: Brian Riddick (English ’08)

English alumnus Brian Riddick shares how he realized that his love of literature and creative writing was not a path to law but a destination in and of itself. He recently self-published his first short story.

Dec 12, 2017

Alum’s Documentary Shines Light on Real Lives of Teachers

Film studies alum Rob Phillips got to pursue his passion for documentaries in "Teacher of the Year," a film that explores the complexities of teaching in the 21st century.

Sep 28, 2017

Elisabeth Hegmann (MFA ’09)

MFA alumna Elisabeth Hegmann reflects on how her time at NC State ignited her passion for teaching and helping students.

Jul 12, 2017

Therese Fowler Named 2017 Distinguished Alumna

Therese Fowler, MFA 2005, has been named the College of Humanities and Social Sciences 2017 Distinguished Alumna. She is the author of the New York Times bestseller Z: A Novel of Zelda Fitzgerald, among other works. Z is available in multiple languages worldwide and has been adapted as an original television series for Amazon Studios, starring Christina Ricci.

May 22, 2017

Building a Legacy

NC State alumna Clare Jordan founded the campus chapter of Habitat for Humanity more than 25 years ago. She now supports an endowment that will benefit students who are completing nonprofit internships.

Jan 23, 2017

Alumna’s Novel Inspires Streaming Series on Zelda Fitzgerald

Alumna Therese Fowler is headed for the red carpet. The 2005 MFA in creative writing grad is in New York this week for the premiere of Z: The Beginning of Everything, a new TV series adapted from the pages of her 2013 novel about Zelda Fitzgerald.

Nov 23, 2016

Alumna’s Cookbook Celebrates Food of Eastern North Carolina

Before she built a hugely successful farm-to-table restaurant in Kinston, N.C., and became the star of a PBS documentary series on her life in the kitchen and as the mother of two young children, alumna Vivian Howard dreamed of becoming a food writer.