The fall semester was very busy on campus with many exciting updates. Below are some of the top stories from NC State’s campus.
Wilson College of Textiles
The College of Textiles received $28 million, its largest-ever gift, from Fred Wilson Jr. and his family, who represent three generations of college alumni. This unrestricted gift to the college’s endowment fund renames the college to Wilson College of Textiles – only the second college to be named in NC State’s history., The gift will support the college’s greatest priorities and needs, from scholarships and fellowships to faculty support and cutting-edge equipment.
Alumna’s ‘Pay-What-You-Can’ Cafe
Alumna Maggie Kane (International Studies ’13) founded A Place at the Table café in downtown Raleigh, a “pay-what-you-can” restaurant that gives patrons several options to pay for their meal and pay it forward for others. Read the full article here and watch her featured on the Today Show!
On November 1, University College Commons was renamed Holmes Hall. Holmes Hall recognizes the groundbreaking achievements of Irwin Holmes Jr., the first African-American to receive an undergraduate degree from NC State.
NC State Ranks No. 11 Nationwide for Undergraduate Entrepreneurship
NC State is ranked as the top school in North Carolina and 11th overall in the “Top Undergraduate Schools for Entrepreneurship Studies for 2019. by The Princeton Review and Entrepreneur magazine.
Arena at Reynolds Coliseum to Be Named for Legendary NC State Men’s Basketball Coach Jim Valvano
Historic William Neal Reynolds Coliseum will now share its name with another icon of NC State Athletics. Former men’s basketball head coach, Jim Valvano, will join Hall of Fame women’s basketball coach Kay Yow in being recognized at the famed venue. At a ceremony on December 5 prior to NC State’s Heritage Game, James. T. Valvano Arena will be formally dedicated to the legendary coach who guided the Wolfpack to the 1983 national championship.