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Rinat Kapev standing in front of various flags.

Jul 20, 2022

Global Alumni Spotlight: Reaching High Peaks

Rinat Kapev, class of 2020, graduated from NC State University with a master of International Studies. Rinat is a first-generation college student from Russia. “I was brought up in a working-class family, and I grew up in a small village, where I took care of our small farm. My father was often away at work, so… 

A graduate in their gown standing next to the College of Design.

Jun 22, 2022

Global Alumni Spotlight: Designing Our Future

Urmica Yelavarthy, class of 2021, joined NC State University to attain her master’s degree in Architecture with a certificate in Energy and Technology as well as Public Interest Design. Originally from Bangalore, India, Urmica credits the support of her father with her decision to earn a master’s degree in the United States. “If it wasn’t for… 

Tayseer Almattar facilitating a workshop

May 23, 2022

Global Alumni Spotlight: From Student to Founder

Tayseer Almattar, class of 2012, began his career at NC State University to complete his Bachelor of Science in mechanical engineering. Little did he know that his experiences would lead him to build TforDesign, a design innovation brand. Both inside and outside the classroom, Tayseer says he was allowed the opportunity to “re-discover” himself. Engagement at… 

metal splucture art installation

Apr 20, 2022

Dr. Prashant Prabhu Awarded with 2022 Distinguished Global Alumni Award

The Distinguished Global Alumni Award honors alumni who were international students while here at NC State and have used their education to distinguish themselves through outstanding achievements. Distinguished accomplishments may include helping to solve a global problem, contributing important new knowledge to their field, supporting the professional development of young people, achieving success in industry or… 

The NC State bell tower in black and white.

Jan 27, 2022

Honoring Dr. CV Pao’s Legacy and His Impact on International Students

During his 40 years as a mathematics professor at NC State, Dr. Chia Ven Pao left a life-long impact on both the academic performance and the later personal and professional development of so many international students, particularly those from China who he also knew through his role as a faculty advisor of the Chinese Students &…