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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… 

An instructor teaching with students around her taking notes

Jun 15, 2022

NC State Prague Supports Ukrainian Refugees

According to the UN and UNICEF figures, the number of Ukrainians who fled their country has reached more than 6 million people since the start of the conflict. They traveled to European border countries such as Poland, Slovakia, and the rest of the continent, including the Czech Republic. When the conflict broke out at the end of February, the influx of Ukrainian refugees, mainly women and children, started coming to Prague. The NC State European Center in Prague was holding its Classic Spring program[…] 

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Jun 2, 2022

Exploring New Worlds With Cultural Competence

Leonardo Paranhos is thousands of miles away from home in Brazil and adjusting to his new life as a graduate student in London, Ontario where he’s enjoying the breathtaking scenery and local parks. He’s also appreciating the diverse cultural environment of the region and the wealth of opportunities it brings in terms of his education… 

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…