His father served the university as an ROTC instructor and his cousin, NFL Carolina Panthers defensive tackle, Marcus "Tank" Tyler safeguarded the Wolfpack on the gridiron for three years starting in 2003.
While this marketing major from Fayetteville says he attended NC State to keep his family's school tradition and spirit alive, Giron is busy making his own mark. A member of the community service organization CSLEPS, Giron is working with fellow teammates to develop a philanthropy project to raise awareness of AIDS in Africa. And during the fall, he'll help those a little closer to home as a Hispanic Symposium orientation counselor for new students. Half Salvadoran himself, Nick says, "It's important to me to share and celebrate my culture with future Hispanic students entering NC State."
When he's not busy helping new students or those in need, you can find Nick behind the reed of an alto saxophone with the NC State Jazz Ensemble or behind the camera. Nick recently made a short film, "Those Red Lips," shot on and around campus in the film noir style used heavily in 1940s'-era crime detectives. One of many submissions to the popular Campus MovieFest, Nick said, "The black-and-white murder mystery allowed me to experiment with that genre's spectacular trademark lighting and style." And even better he says, "was making the movie with family and friends." Curious? See how the crime unfolds and whodunit to "Those Red Lips," online.