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Notable Alumni

With close to 31,000 alumni – 22,000 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, watch some of our alumni video profiles, catch up on our alumni features, and read the latest alumni e-newsletter.

4/4/14
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
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
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. [...]

3/13/14
From Wolfpack Red to Blue Man Group Blue

From Wolfpack Red to Blue Man Group Blue

Brian Tavener (Communication, ‘04) did something very unusual for an NC State alumnus: he turned blue. Tavener, a former Park Scholar, has been a member of the Blue Man Group, an international spectacle in which the performers dress in bald caps, blue-black costumes and makeup, for more than six years. [...]

1/9/14
Alum Defends the Environment

Alum Defends the Environment

Tomás Carbonell ('02) earned dual degrees in engineering and in CHASS. He says his experiences at NC State and the intense multidisciplinary education he received here were foundational to his work as an environmental attorney with the Environmental Defense Fund. [...]

8/23/13
Four Named to CHASS Advisory Board

Four Named to CHASS Advisory Board

NC State's College of Humanities and Social Sciences welcomes four new members to its Board of Advisors. Three of the new members are NC State alumni; the fourth is a current student. [...]

8/7/13
Friends look to document, celebrate Hondros' life

Friends look to document, celebrate Hondros' life

Friends of the late Chris Hondros are making a documentary to honor his life and career. "He was one of the greatest photographers of all time," says his friend Greg Campbell. [...]

7/19/13
Site Highlights NC State Student Leaders' Legacies

Site Highlights NC State Student Leaders' Legacies

CHASS has a long history of fostering student leadership. That legacy is chronicled in a website created by NC State Libraries that uses oral histories, documents, photos and videos to share the experiences of more than 130 of the university's top former student leaders. [...]