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Notable Alumni

With more than 34,000 alumni – two thirds of whom live in North Carolina – our alumni are quite a force across the state and around the world. You are our judges, social workers, novelists, actors, political leaders, explorers, historians, psychologists and philosophers. You number among our finest thinkers, researchers, writers, entrepreneurs, artists and leaders.

Whether you’re working in the business arena, the classroom, the home, the hospital, the courthouse, the trenches or any of the myriad settings imaginable for our alumni, know we’re proud to call you ours.

Here are selected stories about some of the college’s notable alumni. You can also read about those who have earned our Distinguished Alumni award, catch up on our alumni features, and read the latest alumni e-newsletter.

Recent stories about notable alumni

10/8/14
Image for story Alums Get in the Game (Shows)

Alums Get in the Game (Shows)

Our alumni get in the game. Literally, in some cases. Tensie Taylor ('09 Communication) appears on Wheel of Fortune this week; Josh Hager pulled in prize money as a contestant on Jeopardy last week. [...]

7/28/14
Image for story A Passage From India: Lessons From An International Student's Journey

A Passage From India: Lessons From An International Student's Journey

In a column for the Chronicle of Higher Education, CHASS alumna Rajika Bhandari (Ph.D., Psychology '98) remembers her transformative experience of coming to study in the United States. [...]

7/11/14
Image for story Four Join CHASS Advisory Board

Four Join CHASS Advisory Board

NC State's College of Humanities and Social Sciences has welcomed four new members to its Board of Advisors. All are NC State alumni; three of the four are alumni of CHASS. [...]

7/4/14
Image for story Chris Hondros is Remembered, Celebrated at DC Event

Chris Hondros is Remembered, Celebrated at DC Event

NC State alumni, friends and family gathered at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., to remember Chris Hondros (English '93), the NC State alum who was killed on April 20, 2011, while on assignment for Getty Images in Libya. [...]

6/27/14
Image for story Philosophy Alum Creates Music in the Moment

Philosophy Alum Creates Music in the Moment

Jeb Bishop (Philosophy '89) is improvisational by nature. Over the course of his hugely successful career as a jazz musician, staying open to possibility has enabled him to do what he loves: create music in the moment. [...]

4/4/14
Image for story Alum Returns to Coordinate NC Lit Fest

Alum Returns to Coordinate NC Lit Fest

Jason Jefferies (MA, English, '08) is the programming coordinator for the NC Literary Festival taking place April 3 - 6 in and around NC State's Hunt Library. [...]

3/24/14
Image for story Two CHASS Alums Receive 2014 Watauga Medals

Two CHASS Alums Receive 2014 Watauga Medals

CHASS alumni Peaches Gunter Blank (BA, political science and MA, public administration) and Burley Mitchell (BA, political science) have received the Watauga Medal, the university's highest nonacademic award, for their extraordinary service and commitment to NC State. [...]

3/20/14
Image for story NC Tech Association CEO Earns National Praise

NC Tech Association CEO Earns National Praise

CHASS alum Brooks Raiford, CEO of the NC Technology Association, has earned the national "TechVoice Champion" award for his advocacy on behalf of the tech sector. [...]