English Alumni

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.

Aug 1, 2016

Writers Make Top Sci-Fi, Fantasy List

Five writers from NC State’s MFA in Creative Writing Program are receiving recognition for their work in science fiction and fantasy. Editors of the Best American Science Fiction and Fantasy series selected stories from one MFA student, three alumni and one faculty member to its latest list of notable stories.

Jul 14, 2016

Arielle DeLisle has Found Her Voice in Phoenix

English and psychology alumna Arielle DeLisle is a lot like most of the alumni featured in the Red and White for Life blog's Wolfpack Nation series in that she lives far away from North Carolina. But in a way, the voice-over specialist and voice actor still lives in Raleigh by way of Phoenix, Ariz.