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Category: Alumni

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 &… 

Dr. Judith Gisip in her doctoral gowns at wolf plaza.

Jan 19, 2022

Global Alumni Spotlight: Alumna Returns Home Equipped with New Skills to Advance Her Career

Technologists (Ts) Dr. Judith Gisip, class of 2015, obtained her doctorate in Forest Biomaterials from the College of Natural Resources. Dr. Gisip first heard of NC State from a professor of hers: “I was inspired by my late lecturer who attended NC State. He was teaching a course in my class when I was taking a diploma… 

A wide shot of the belltower during August 2021.

Dec 1, 2021

Global Alumni Spotlight: Job Opportunity Inspires Move Across Continents To Help The Deaf Community

Jimmy Pagett, a lifelong State fan, graduated from NC State in 2013. He has always had an interest in exploring different places and cultures, originally majoring in International Relations before settling on Marketing. “One of the main reasons I wanted to attend NC State is because I didn’t originally know what I wanted to get my degree…