Faculty, staff, student and alumni awards and honors

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Members of the NC State community received the following awards and honors over the previous year.

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Non-College Awards and Honors
Institutional Awards and Honors

College of Agriculture and Life Sciences

For lifetime achievements and contributions to 4-H, professor emeritus and 4-H alumnus James W. Clark Jr. was inducted into the National 4-H Hall of Fame.

Rodolphe Barrangou, Todd R. Klaenhammer Distinguished Scholar in Probiotics Research and associate professor of food, bioprocessing and nutrition sciences, was elected into the National Academy of Sciences. He also received the 2018 NAS Prize in Food and Agriculture Sciences for his discovery of the genetic mechanisms and proteins driving CRISPR-Cas systems.

Jean Ristaino, William Neal Reynolds Distinguished Professor of Plant Pathology, received a Fulbright Scholarship for a project titled “Diagnosis and Surveillance of Plant Diseases, Especially Those Caused by Pathogens in the Phytophthora Genus.”

Julieta Sherk, associate professor in the Department of Horticultural Science, received a Fulbright Scholarship for a project titled “Discovering Community Assets and Evidence-Based Active Learning Strategies.”

Dana Hanson, associate professor and extension meat specialist in the Department of Food, Bioprocessing and Nutrition Sciences, won the American Meat Science Association’s Distinguished Extension-Industry Service Award, which recognizes outstanding achievement in meat science extension and service to the industry.

Barry Goodwin, William Neal Reynolds Distinguished Professor of Agricultural and Resource Economics, received the Alexander Quarles Holladay Medal for Excellence, the highest honor bestowed by NC State and the Board of Trustees.

For lifetime contributions and leadership, E. James Dunphy, a professor of crop and soil science, won the American Soybean Association’s Pinnacle Award.

William K. Collins Sr., co-director of the North Carolina Agricultural Leadership Development Program, received the Watauga Medal, the university’s highest non-academic award.

NoroCORE — a massive integrated agriculture-public health collaborative initiated and led by Lee-Ann Jaykus — won the 2017 USDA-NIFA Partnership Award for Innovative Programs and Projects. Jaykus is the William Neal Reynolds Distinguished Professor of food, bioprocessing and nutrition sciences.

François Birgand, associate professor of biological and agricultural engineering, was named a University Faculty Scholar.

Hannah Burrack, professor of entomology and plant pathology and extension specialist, was named a University Faculty Scholar.

Steven Frank, associate professor of entomology and plant pathology, was named a University Faculty Scholar.

Susana Milla-Lewis, associate professor of crop and soil sciences, was named a University Faculty Scholar.

As part of the annual National Teach Ag Day celebration, Travis Park was selected as a Teach Ag Champion for being a confidante and mentor to preservice teachers, current teachers and agriculture students across the state of North Carolina. Park, associate professor in the Department of Agricultural and Human Sciences, serves as a member and subcommittee chair on the National Teach Ag Advisory Board.

Shelia Ange, administrative assistant in the Martin County office of North Carolina Cooperative Extension, received the 2018 Sue Mills Lighthouse Award from the North Carolina Cooperative Extension Administrative Professionals Association. The award recognizes members who  exhibit a “Spirit of Light” to others.

Regina Gardner, administrative assistant in the Jones County office of North Carolina Cooperative Extension, received the 2018 Executive Board Award from the North Carolina Cooperative Extension Administrative Professionals Association. The Award is given to individuals who have exhibited outstanding loyalty and dedication to the association.

Roben Jarrett, administrative assistant in the New Hanover County office of North Carolina Cooperative Extension, won the 2018 Distinguished Service Award from the North Carolina Cooperative Extension Administrative Professionals Association. The award honors an individual for dedicated service to the association as well as for commendable service to both Cooperative Extension and the county.

Morgan King, assistant 4-H agent in Brunswick County, received the “First Timer’s Award” during the 2018 North Carolina Association of Extension 4-H Agents Annual Conference. The award provides a scholarship enabling one 4-H agent to attend the 4-H National Conference for the first time. King is pursuing a master’s degree in educational psychology at NC State.

The Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research named 17 inaugural fellows – including three CALS graduate students – for the Graduate Training Program in Food and Agricultural Science: Lindsey Becker, Department of Plant Pathology; Alison Deviney, Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering; and Camilo Parada Rojas, Department of Plant Pathology.

Ashley Lawson, a senior math education and mathematics major, was named the university’s 10th Truman Scholar. The prestigious Truman Scholarship invests in the potential of individuals committed to public service leadership.

Carrie Sanford, a student in the Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering, was selected for the Atlantic Coast Conference Academic Consortium Fellows Program in Creativity and Innovation.

Alumnus Cassius Williams was recognized for his long record of voluntarism and support of the university with the 2018 Jerry and Elizabeth Godwin Red Torch Award.

College of Engineering

Fran Ligler, Lampe Distinguished Professor of Biomedical Engineering, received NC State’s Innovator of the Year Award for her work in biosensors and fluid control technology.

Mohammed Zikry, the Zan Prevost Smith Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, received the 2017 Robert Henry Thurston Lecture Award from the American Society of Mechanical Engineers.

Donald L. Bitzer, Distinguished University Research Professor of Computer Science, was named a fellow of the National Academy of Inventors.

Landon Grace, assistant professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering, received a National Science Foundation CAREER Award to improve the safety and performance of polymer composites.

Kathryn Stolee, assistant professor of computer science, received a National Science Foundation CAREER Award for research that addresses challenges in semantic code search to help programmers find and reuse code more efficiently.

Fernando Garcia Menendez, assistant professor in civil, construction and environmental engineering, received a National Science Foundation CAREER Award for his research on air quality management.

Ruben Carbonell, the Frank Hawkins Kenan Distinguished Professor of Chemical Engineering, received the O. Max Gardner Award, the most significant universitywide honor given to faculty by the University of North Carolina System, for his contributions in engineering, health care, education and public policy.

Orlin Velev, INVISTA Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, was honored by the American Chemical Society with the 2018 Langmuir Lectureship Award. The award recognizes individuals working in the interdisciplinary field of colloid and surface chemistry.

Joel Ducoste, professor in the Department of Civil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering, received the 2018 George H. Blessis Outstanding Undergraduate Advisor Award.

Min Chi, assistant professor in the Department of Computer Science, and Jason Haugh, professor in the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, received 2018 Alcoa Foundation Engineering Research Awards.

Matthew Bryant, assistant professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering; Francis de los Reyes, professor of civil, construction and environmental engineering; and Casey Dietrich, assistant professor of civil, construction and environmental engineering, received outstanding teaching awards.

Srinath Ekkad, R.J. Reynolds Professor and head of the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, was named an associate fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics.

Jerome Lavelle, associate dean of academic affairs, was named to the American Society for Engineering Education Academy of Fellows.

Huaiyu Dai, associate professor of electrical and computer engineering, was named a University Faculty Scholar.

Joseph DeCarolis, associate professor of civil, construction, and environmental engineering, was named a University Faculty Scholar.

James LeBeau, associate professor of materials science and engineering, was named a University Faculty Scholar.

Xipeng Shen, associate professor of computer science, was named a University Faculty Scholar.

Victor Veliadis, professor of electrical and computer engineering and deputy executive director and chief technology officer for PowerAmerica, was elected a fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers.

Yan Solihin, professor of electrical and computer engineering, was elected a fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers.

Laurie Williams, professor of computer science, was elected a fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers.

Jagdish Narayan, John C. C. Fan Distinguished Professor in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, and his company, Q-Carbon LLC, were among the winners of the R&D 100 Awards.

Phillip R. Westmoreland, professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering, won the AIChE Institute Award for Excellence in Industrial Gases Technology.

Zhen Gu, associate professor in the UNC/NC State Joint Department of Biomedical Engineering, received the Young Investigator Award from the Controlled Release Society.

Nick Justice, executive director of PowerAmerica, was appointed to the President’s Board of Advisors on Historically Black Colleges and Universities.

Madison Maloney, a senior majoring in aerospace engineering, received a 2018 Goldwater Scholarship, a prestigious award that supports students studying the natural sciences, mathematics and engineering.

Electrical engineering and biomedical engineering double major Ziad Ali and aerospace engineering major Madison Maloney both received Astronaut Scholarships, awarded to top students majoring in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

Chemical engineering major Kobi Felton received a 2018 Marshall Scholarship to pursue graduate studies at the University of Cambridge and Imperial College London.

College of Veterinary Medicine

Matthew Breen, the Oscar J. Fletcher Distinguished Professor of Comparative Oncology Genetics, received NC State’s John S. Risley Entrepreneur of the Year Award.

Toxicology professor Dave Dorman was named a Fulbright Specialist. The award funded his public presentations at the School of Animal and Veterinary Sciences at the University of Adelaide and at the Robinson Research Institute in the Adelaide Medical School.

Don Meuten, emeritus chair of pathology in the College of Veterinary Medicine, won the heavyweight division of the American Endurance Riding Conference national championship. The 50-mile equestrian race took place on the grounds of the Biltmore Estate in Asheville.

First-year students Alexandra Fitton, Amanda Sautner, Aimee Sink and Jennifer Vrabel took home the top honors while competing against veterinary students from across the country at this year’s Zoetis-Ohio State Food Animal Medicine Student Symposium.

Graduate student Tyler Allen was named to Forbes’ 30 Under 30 list, which highlights visionaries in 20 different industries.

Derek Foster, assistant professor of ruminant health and production, received the Student Chapter Advisor Award from the American Association of Bovine Practitioners.

Brian Gilger, professor of ophthalmology, won the 2018 Clinical Research Award from the American Veterinary Medical Association.

Ed Breitschwerdt, professor of medicine and infectious diseases, won the 2018 Global One Health Award from the World Small Animal Veterinary Association.

Dane Johnston, director of continuing education, outreach and alumni affairs, won the Governor’s Award for Excellence, the highest honor for a state employee.

Teresa DeFrancesco, professor of cardiology and ICU critical care, won the Cobblestone TAGS Faculty Excellence Award in Cardiology.

Jim Brawley, director of administration at the NC State Veterinary Hospital, and Brian Gilger, professor of ophthalmology, won the Huffman Leadership Award.

Ke Chang, associate professor of regenerative medicine, won the Zoetis Animal Health Award for Research Excellence.

Mathew Gerard, teaching associate professor of anatomy, won the Zoetis Distinguished Teaching Award.

Lisa Duff, an anatomy lecturer, won a 2018 Outstanding Teacher Award.

Katherine Pankratz, a clinical behavioral medicine resident, received the Resident Best Paper Award from the Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery for her research into reducing stress and fear in confined cats.

College of Natural Resources

Marian McCord, associate dean for research, received NC State’s John S. Risley Entrepreneur of the Year Award.

Zakiya Holmes Leggett, assistant professor of forestry and environment, received the Commitment to Human Diversity in Ecology Award from the Ecological Society of America. The award recognizes her efforts to mentor and recruit students from diverse ethnic backgrounds.

Aaron Hipp, associate professor of parks, recreation and tourism management, was named a University Faculty Scholar.

The University of Nebraska named Olivia Vila a Minority SURGE Capacity in Disaster Scholar. Vila is a doctoral student in parks, recreation and tourism management. SURGE is a pilot project for the National Science Foundation to promote inclusion in engineering and science.

Kyra Levau, an environmental sciences major, mobilized student volunteers to work alongside NC State Waste Reduction and Recycling in creating centralized waste collection areas in the D.H. Hill Library.

College of Sciences

Physics professor William Ditto was named a fellow of the National Academy of Inventors.

Tye Lidman, assistant professor of mathematics, received a 2018 Sloan Research Fellowship. He studies topology to gain a better understanding of the nature of shape.

Eric Chi, assistant professor of statistics, received a National Science Foundation CAREER Award to develop a new framework for identifying complicated underlying patterns in multiway arrays.

Alexander Kemper, assistant professor of physics, received a National Science Foundation CAREER Award for research and education in theoretical and computational investigations of ultrafast out-of-equilibrium phase transitions.

Divine Kumah, assistant professor of physics, received a National Science Foundation CAREER Award for a project using high-intensity X-rays to image the atomic-scale structure of the interfaces of layers of thin crystalline oxide films.

Zubair Azad, a postdoctoral researcher in the Department of Physics, received a Fulbright Scholarship for a project titled “A Novel Device for Sequencing Proteins.”

Marie Davidian, J. Stuart Hunter Distinguished Professor in Statistics, received the Founders Award from the American Statistical Association for her service to the organization.

The NC State Association of Retired Faculty honored professor emeritus Richard Patty with the William C. Friday Award for Distinguished Service in Retirement.

Harald Ade, Goodnight Innovation Distinguished Professor of Physics, received the Alexander Quarles Holladay Medal for Excellence, the highest honor bestowed by NC State and the Board of Trustees.

John Meitzen, associate professor of biological sciences, was named a University Faculty Scholar.

DelWayne Bohnenstiehl, associate professor of marine, earth and atmospheric sciences, was named a University Faculty Scholar.

John Thomas, John S. Risley Professor of Physics, was named a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

Richard Longland, assistant professor of physics, received the U.S. Department of Energy Early Career Research Award, a top award for early-career scientists.

David Muddiman, Jacob and Betty Belin Distinguished Professor of Chemistry, is directing a new university center called METRIC that makes state-of-the-art mass spectrometry and other instrumentation available to all departments and faculty.

Ashley Lawson, a senior math education and mathematics major, was named the university’s 10th Truman Scholar. The prestigious Truman Scholarship invests in the potential of individuals committed to public service leadership.

Mathematics and German studies double major Meredith Bain won a Udall Scholarship, awarded to Native Americans and Alaska Natives committed to issues related to health care and tribal public policy and to students committed to issues related to the environment.

Dedreanna Scott won the Betty Holding Dancers Fund Scholarship from the Wake Forest Dance Festival. The human biology major is a member of the NC State Dance Company and a performer of the 2018 Wake Forest Dance Festival.

The family of biological sciences senior Abby Verchick was named the university’s 2018 Family of the Year. The award celebrates the supportive role families play in the lives of students and the university community.

Christina Hammock Koch is getting ready for her first trip to space. The NC State physics and electrical engineering alumna and NASA astronaut will serve as a flight engineer on a mission set to launch to the International Space Station in April 2019.

Alumnus Tyler Allen was named to Forbes’ 30 Under 30 list, which highlights visionaries in 20 different industries.

College of Education

Marc A. Grimmett, associate professor of education, received the University of Georgia Outstanding Educator Award, one of five distinguished alumni awards bestowed by UGA’s College of Education.

Michael Maher, assistant dean for professional education and accreditation, was elected to the board of directors of the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education.

Hollylynne Lee, professor of mathematics and statistics education, was named an RTI University Scholar. She is collaborating with researchers at RTI International to help K-16 teachers integrate statistics and data science into their classes.

Soonhye Park, associate professor of science, technology, engineering and math education, was named a University Faculty Scholar.

Brooks Bowden, assistant professor of methods and policy, has been named a member of the Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management 40 for 40 Fellowship, which recognizes outstanding early career research professionals.

Joy Gaston Gayles, professor of higher education, was elected an at-large member to the board of directors of the Association for the Study of Higher Education, an organization with over 2,100 members dedicated to higher education as a field of study.

Education professor Audrey Jaeger received the 2018 SMT Champion Award from the North Carolina Science, Mathematics and Technology Education Center. The award recognizes an individual who provides extraordinary support of science, mathematics and technology education in North Carolina.

Associate Professor Margareta Thomson received the 2018-19 U.S. Core Fulbright Scholar Award for her project, “Fostering Academic Motivation and a STEM Growth Mindset in High Poverty Schools through Authentic Research Experiences.”

Professors Stanley Baker and Sylvia Nassar received American Counseling Association Fellow Awards.

Jessica DeCuir-Gunby, professor of educational psychology and director of graduate programs in the College of Education, received the 2018-19 Alumni Association Outstanding Research Award.

Professor Sylvia Nassar, doctoral program coordinator for counselor education, received the 2018 Distinguished Scholar Award from UNC Greensboro’s Department of Counseling and Educational Development.

Assistant Professor Teomara “Teya” Rutherford received the American Educational Research Association Outstanding Reviewer Award.

Professor Aaron C. Clark and Teaching Assistant Professor Brian Matthews received the Orthogonal Medal for Distinguished Service in Graphic Science by the university’s graphic communications faculty.

Ashley Lawson, a senior majoring in mathematics education and mathematics, won a 2018 Truman Scholarship to pursue a Ph.D. in public administration and development sociology.

Doctoral student Kayla Norville received the Dr. Patricia A. Obenauf Graduate Student Research Presentation Award. This peer-reviewed, merit-based honor acknowledges outstanding contributions to research by graduate students in the Mid-Atlantic Association for Science Teacher Education.

Doctoral candidate Zarifa Zakaria received the American Association of University Women Fellowship for the 2018-19 academic year.

Amanda Danks, a doctoral student in educational evaluation and policy analysis, was named a fellow in the University of Notre Dame’s 2018-19 Reform Leaders Summit.

Three doctoral students received the A.M. Witherspoon Scholarship for Graduate Students from the NC State Black Alumni Society:

  • Kendrick Alston, a doctoral student in educational leadership and principal of Williford Elementary School in Rocky Mount
  • Jemilia Davis, a doctoral student in higher education and a researcher with the college’s National Initiative for Leadership and Institutional Effectiveness
  • LaTeisha Jeannis, a doctoral student in educational leadership and an assistant principal at Garner Magnet High School in Garner

Briana Green, a master’s student in educational psychology, won first prize in the research poster competition at the American Psychological Association Division 45 Society for the Psychological Study of Culture, Ethnicity, and Race Research Conference.

Graduate student Shane Dongilli won the 2017-18 Halifax County Schools Teacher of the Year Award.

Recent College of Education graduate Jana LaBrose won the 2017 North Carolina Science Teachers Association’s Best Student Teacher in Science Education Award.

Students in the Technology, Engineering and Design Education program brought home awards from the Technology and Engineering Educators’ Collegiate Associate Regional Leadership Conference:

1st Place | Problem Solving

  • Dongjian Shang
  • Jessie Taylor
  • Mason Taylor
  • Justin Blackman
  • John MacAdam
  • Jonathan Greene

2nd Place | K-5 Stem

  • Katie Martin
  • Chad Butts

3rd Place | Robotics

  • Adam Tokonitz
  • Alexis Springs
  • Logan Freebourn
  • Aaron Nugent

3rd Place | Instructional Module

  • Gabbi Ferguson

Alumnus Brian VanDerlaske, an English teacher at West Johnston High School, received the 25th Annual Flame for Learning Award from the Johnston County Association of Chambers of Commerce.

Thomas Conway, chancellor of Elizabeth City State University, was named the College of Education’s 2017 Distinguished Alumnus. Conway completed his Ph.D. in counselor education at NC State in 1994.

Alumni Rebeka Townsend and Kennedy Wilmer won the Diane Kent-Parker First-Year Teacher Award from the Wake County public school system.

Alumna Iris Wagstaff received the Women of Color in STEM K-12 Promotion of Education Award.

Alumni Randy Parker, president of Guilford Technical Community College, and David Shockley, president of Surry Community College, received the Shirley B. Gordon Award of Distinction from Phi Theta Kappa Catalyst – an international meeting and celebration of the honor society.

Alumna  Stelfanie Williams, president of Vance-Granville Community College, was named President of the Year for 2018 by the North Carolina State Board of Community Colleges.

College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Heidi Hobbs, associate professor in the School of Public and International Affairs, received a Fulbright Scholarship for a project titled “Developing Future Leaders in the Czech Republic.”

James Kiwanuka-Tondo, associate professor in the Department of Communication, received a Fulbright Scholarship for a project titled “Documenting of the Media in Uganda: From Colonial Era to Present.”

Jennifer Kuzma, Goodnight-North Carolina GlaxoSmithKline Foundation Distinguished Professor in the School of Public and International Affairs, received a Fulbright Scholarship for a project titled “Comparative Risk Governance Approaches for Genetically Engineered Organisms in North America.”

Mark Nance, associate professor in the School of Public and International Affairs, received a Fulbright Scholarship for a project titled “Varieties of Crisis Capitalism? Saving the Auto Industry in Sweden, Germany and the U.S.”

Professors of psychology S. Bart Craig and Adam W. Meade won the Sage Publications/Robert McDonald Advancement of Organizational Research Methodology Award from the Academy of Management. The award recognizes the single paper in the past five years with the strongest contribution to the advancement of research methodology.

Matthew Booker, associate professor of history, was named a University Faculty Scholar.

Jeni Burnette, associate professor of psychology, was named a University Faculty Scholar.

Jing Feng, associate professor of psychology, was named a University Faculty Scholar.

Paul Fyfe, associate professor of English, was named a University Faculty Scholar.

Liberal studies graduate student Mike Macchiavello, who earned his undergraduate degree in finance at NC State, won the 197-pound title at the NCAA Wrestling Championships in Cleveland.

Master’s student Esther Kentish was granted travel funding by the English department to present her research in the Technical Communication Summit next spring in Colorado.

Political science major Kamrie Jo Risku and Adora Grace Nsonwu, a double major in anthropology and English, received the Mathews Medal, the university’s highest nonacademic distinction presented to seniors who make significant contributions to the university and create a lasting legacy.

College of Design

Distinguished Professor of Architecture Patrick Rand received a Fulbright Distinguished Chair Award. The award allowed him to teach and conduct research at Aalto University in Helsinki.

Derek Ham, assistant professor of graphic design, created an award-winning virtual reality project titled “I Am a Man” that will be displayed at the National Civil Rights Museum in Memphis, Tennessee.

Marc Russo, associate professor of art and design, was named a University Faculty Scholar.

Helen Armstrong, associate professor of graphic design and industrial design, was named a University Faculty Scholar.

An interdisciplinary group of faculty, students and alumni won a National ASLA Award from the American Society of Landscape Architecture for their work to support six communities rebuilding after Hurricane Matthew. The team included:

  • Andrew Fox
  • Tania Allen
  • Kofi Boone
  • Charles A. Flink II
  • David Hill
  • Robby Layton
  • Celen Pasalar
  • Ezgi Balkanay
  • Danielle Chelles
  • Yu Chun Chiu
  • Sharna Chowdhury
  • Stephanie Heimstead
  • Austin Marshall
  • Lindsey Naylor
  • James Popin
  • Adam Walters

A student project, “Airports of the Future: Global Design Thinking,” was honored by the European Cultural Center with the Architecture University Project Award at the 2018 Venice Biennale. The project team included Arpitha Belur, Rosa McDonald, Emily Doyle, Thanh Nguyen, Ingrid Fullerton, Daoru Wang, Parisa Javani, Cameron Westbrook, Michael Juriga, Baxter Wilson and Sheyda Livingston.

College of Textiles

Melissa Pasquinelli, professor of textile engineering, chemistry and science, received the 2018 Award for Excellence in Teaching from the UNC System Board of Governors.

Behnam Pourdeyhimi, William A. Klopman Distinguished Professor of Textiles, and Abdel-Fattah Seyam, Charles A. Cannon Professor of Textiles, received the Alexander Quarles Holladay Medal for Excellence, the highest honor bestowed by NC State and the Board of Trustees.

Philip Bradford, associate professor of textile engineering, chemistry and science, was named a University Faculty Scholar.

Peter Hauser, professor of textile engineering, chemistry and science, received the Olney Medal from the American Association of Textile Chemists and Colorists for his contributions to the textile industry in both industry and academia.

Two College of Textiles Ph.D. students have been named recipients of the VF Graduate Assistantship in Apparel and Footwear: Inhwan Kim and Zahra Saki. This award supports outstanding graduate students conducting research on emerging and advanced topics in apparel and footwear of interest to VF, home to such brands as Reef, Wrangler and The North Face.

Several College of Textiles students received graduate fellowships and scholarships from the American Association of Textile Chemists and Colorists. Tushar Bambharoliya, a doctoral student in fiber and polymer science, received the Kanti and Hansa Jasani Family Textile Scholarship. Erin Roberts, a doctoral student in fiber and polymer science, won the First AATCC Foundation Pulcra Chemicals Graduate Fellowship. Madilynn McCollum, a doctoral student in fiber and polymer science, won the Grady, Hauser, Houser, Daniels Graduate Fellowship. Carmen Davis, a senior double majoring in chemical and textile engineering, won a Textile Chemistry Scholarship. Elizabeth Jezioranski, a senior in polymer and color chemistry with a minor in forensic science, won the Charles H. Stone Scholarship. Faith Jezioranski, a senior in polymer and color chemistry with a concentration in medical sciences, won the Gordon and Marjorie Osborne Scholarship.

Five fashion and textile management majors received scholarships from the Fashion Scholarship Fund. Alexis Douglas of Winston Salem received $5,000. Elizabeth Galanti of Herndon, Virginia, received $5,000. Courtney Marcus of Charlotte received $5,000. Danielle Van Pelt of Gastonia, North Carolina, received $10,000. Olivia Weikmann of Raleigh received $5,000.

Jim Owens, a three-time alumnus and the immediate past chair of the university’s Board of Trustees, received the 2017 Darrell and Carolyn Menscer Cup for outstanding philanthropy, dedication and leadership on behalf of NC State.

Poole College of Management

Jeffrey Pollack, associate professor of management, innovation and entrepreneurship, was named a University Faculty Scholar.

Scott Showalter, professor of practice, won the International Achievement Award from the Association of Government Accountants.

Megan L. Coates, a business administration major, received the Mathews Medal, the university’s highest nonacademic distinction presented to seniors who make significant contributions to the university and create a lasting legacy.

Melinda Sandler Morrill, associate professor of economics, was sppointed to the TIAA Institute Fellows program.

Kristie McGowan, director of the Global Luxury and Management dual degree graduate program, was elected to the board of directors of the Italy-America Chamber of Commerce.

Joseph Brazel, Jenkins Distinguished Professor of Accounting, was named to  Forensic Colleges’ Top Professor list.

Economics professor Barry Goodwin received the Alexander Quarles Holladay Medal for Excellence, the highest honor bestowed by NC State and the Board of Trustees.

A team of four Poole College of Management students placed fourth in the 2018 SAP Co-Innovation Event, sponsored by Deloitte:

  • Ryan Gorman, an accounting major with a concentration in information systems and is also in the business analytics honors program.
  • Hammad Siddiqi, an accounting major with an internal audit concentration
  • Emilie Tavoletti, a double major in accounting with a concentration in financial analysis and business administration with a concentration in marketing
  • Emilie Vincitorio, an accounting major with a concentration in information systems

The NC State student chapter of the Society for Human Resource Management won a 2017-18 Superior Merit Award designation from the national SHRM organization.

Jim Owens, a three-time alumnus and the immediate past chair of the university’s Board of Trustees, received the 2017 Darrell and Carolyn Menscer Cup for outstanding philanthropy, dedication and leadership on behalf of NC State.

Tethis, a startup founded in 2012 by three NC State grads, including Jenkins MBA alumnus Scott Bolin, is on Entrepreneur Magazine’s list of 100 Brilliant Companies.

Non-College Awards and Honors

The International Coaching Federation awarded LeNelle Patrick the designation of associate certified coach. Patrick, an academic coaching coordinator, advisor and lecturer in the Exploratory Studies program, completed the ICF Accredited Coach Training Program, which requires a minimum of 100 hours of coaching experience and completion of the Coach Knowledge Assessment.

Anna Dunaway, director of the Confucius Institute, received a Fulbright Scholarship for a project titled “U.S.-Taiwan International Education Administrators Seminar.”

Debbie Currie won the USAIN 2018 Service to the Profession Award for her dedication to advancing the field of agricultural information. Currie is the collections and research librarian for agricultural and environmental sciences at NCSU Libraries.

Marie Williams, associate vice chancellor for human resources, was named chair-elect of the board of directors of the College and University Professional Association for Human Resources.

Crafts Center Director Carol Fountain Nix won the Graphis International Design Award: GOLD for her design and calligraphy work on a promotional campaign titled MusicMakers. She collaborated with NC State alumnus and photographer Jimmy Williams.

The city of Raleigh gave Environmental Awards to three members of the NC State community who participate in the Zero Waste Wolfpack program: Lani St. Hill, outreach coordinator with the Office of Waste Reduction and Recycling; Derek Liles, facilities supervisor with NC State Athletics; and interns Alex Hornaday and Mary Valverde of the Office of Waste Reduction and Recycling.

Lani St. Hill also won the Carolina Recycling Association Annual Award for her work with Zero Waste Workplace, a strategic operational and educational program that strives for zero waste within the academic/administrative buildings at NC State.

Connor Brady, community director with University Housing and adviser to the NC State chapter of the Phi Sigma Pi National Honor Fraternity, won the organization’s Jack W. Thornton Outstanding Chapter Advisor award.

University Mail Services Supervisor Amanda Franklin won the Zero Waste Workplace Champion award from the Office of Waste Reduction and Recycling for her commitment to reduce waste at the source.

David Josephus, landscape architect in the University Architects Office, won the Governor’s Award for Excellence, the highest honor for a state employee.

David Setser, engineering/architectural technician in Design and Construction Services, won the Governor’s Award for Excellence, the highest honor for a state employee.

Derrick Applewhite, a program assistant with University Recreation, won the NIRSA William N. Wasson Student Leadership and Academic Award. The award recognizes outstanding undergraduate and graduate students working in collegiate recreation across the country.

The GLBT Center received the New Game in Town Award from the Durham-based nonprofit InsideOut for its Queer Youth Leadership Summit. In its inaugural year, the summit helped 36 youth leaders and organizers develop leadership and advocacy skills to help their local communities.

Institutional awards and honors

NC State is among the top universities producing Fulbright Scholars — faculty members selected to travel abroad to teach or conduct research for up to a year through the nation’s flagship educational exchange program.

NC State is among the top institutions producing Peace Corps volunteers. Since the national agency’s inception in 1961, NC State has produced 556 members of the volunteer corps, including 40 this year.

Raleigh Mayor’s Committee for Persons with Disabilities named NC State Campus Enterprises the 2018 Employer of the Year, Large Award recipient. The award is given to those who support the committee’s commitment to embrace the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, and in fulfillment of its mission to be a strong supporter of the choices made by people with disabilities to participate in the employment, economic, social and political life of Raleigh.

NC State has been chosen as the 2018 Company of the Year from the Triangle chapter of the American Production and Inventory Control Society, a supply chain management association.

The NC State student chapter of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers was named Outstanding Student Chapter by the American Institute of Chemical Engineers. The annual award recognizes chapters around the country that maintain a highly active role on campus and strive to embody the national organization’s values. This is the NC State student chapter’s 20th award recognition in the past 22 years.

NC State is the first university in North America to establish an IBM Q Hub. The university is working with IBM, Fortune 500 companies, national research labs and leading universities to advance quantum computing.

For the third time, NC State has received a Higher Education Excellence in Diversity Award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine. The award honors colleges and universities around the country who show an outstanding commitment to diversity and inclusion.