Year in Review: Our Top Stories of 2017
It's been a busy year for the college. Take a look back at some of our top stories of 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.
Elisabeth Hegmann (MFA ’09)
MFA alumna Elisabeth Hegmann reflects on how her time at NC State ignited her passion for teaching and helping students.
Maryellen Smith (M.S. Technical Communication ’07)
Alumna Maryellen Smith explains how her degree in technical communication serves her well every day.
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.
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.
Students, Alumni Selected for Prestigious Fulbright Grants
Six Humanities and Social Sciences students and alumni will teach English or conduct research abroad after winning prestigious Fulbright grants for the 2017-18 academic year.
Celebrating the Extraordinary: Honoring Our Scholarship Recipients, Donors
Humanities and Social Sciences scholarship recipients got to meet the donors who make their awards possible at the college's annual luncheon honoring both groups on Feb. 16.
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.
Keeping an Eye on Celebrity Artifacts
Country star Patsy Cline's accounting ledgers. Dance legend Bob Fosse's choreography. Apple founder Steve Jobs' polo shirt. They might not seem to have much in common — but they all have communication alum Brian Christopher Cummings’ fingerprints on them.