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spring 2023 graduation

Our Wolfpack alumni family grew by leaps and bounds this year, with more than 6,500 students turning their tassels to become proud alumni during spring commencement ceremonies. Many of these graduates took full advantage of opportunities outside of their colleges or took nontraditional routes to college during their time at NC State. 

Now, they’re positioned to take their knowledge and skills into the next phase of their lives. These graduates shared their stories recently, showcasing what they’ve learned during their time on campus and where they’re headed next.

Jason Bullock, Ph.D. in Agricultural and Extension Education

Ag Teacher Earns Third NC State Degree

Doctoral graduate Jason Bullock combines his dedication to agricultural education, FFA and inclusivity to create a welcoming community for students.

Rahul Chakraborty, Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering

Rahul Chakraborty Finds Community at NC State by Embracing Opportunities

When Rahul Chakraborty defended his thesis in February, more than 100 of his friends came to celebrate over a potluck dinner. He expected to see just as many friends when he returned to Raleigh for NC State University’s commencement ceremony on May 6.

Abraham Dones, Ed.D. in Community College Leadership

Doctor of Education, Community College Leadership Grad Credits Mother for Success

Proud Puerto Rican NC State Online and Distance Education graduate Abraham Dones took his leadership role to the next level at Durham Technical Community College. He strives to set an example for others with diverse backgrounds to show them they belong and can succeed in the higher education world.

Salem Ezz, Bachelor of Arts in Leadership in the Public Sector

U.S. Army Lead Software Engineer Earns B.A. via NC State Online

U.S. Army Lead Software Engineer Salem Ezz completed NC State’s Leadership in the Public Sector online bachelor’s degree-completion program. He graduated in May of 2023 at the in-person commencement ceremony.

Maria Fabiano, Bachelor of Arts in Leadership in the Public Sector

NC State Online Grad Inspired to Pursue Career in Higher Education

Community college student, wife, mom and full-time employee Maria Fabiano succeeded in NC State’s Leadership in the Public Sector online bachelor’s degree-completion program. She graduated in May of 2023 at the in-person commencement ceremony.

GTI Student Worker Graduates

Congratulations to GTI’s May 2023 Graduates

Our student workers are an important part of the Global Training Initiative team. We are thankful for everything they have contributed to the team and wish them the best of luck after graduation.

Christa Langenburg, Master of Management, Concentration in Marketing Analytics

Earning a Promotion while Enrolled in Online Master’s Program, Commencement is the Icing on the Cake

NC State Online Master of Management, Marketing Analytics graduate Christa Langenburg found course content practical, impactful and attainable. She has already advanced to the role of data analyst as a result of her participation in the program.

Amy Mahle, Ed.D. in Community College Leadership

Online Graduate Motivated to Broaden Leadership Role

Online graduate Amy Mahle earned her Education Doctorate in Community College Leadership through NC State Online and is ready to broaden her leadership role and use her new skills in her career.

Skye Pham, Bachelor of Science, Sustainable Materials and Technology

Fulbright Feature: Skye Pham

Meet Skye Pham, a new NC State graduate awarded with a Fulbright to get her master’s in Creative Sustainability in Finland at Aalto University.

Corey White, Ph.D. in Geospatial Analytics

Graduation to Vocation: Corey White Democratizes Geospatial Modeling

Corey White graduated in May with a Ph.D. in geospatial analytics from the College of Natural Resources. Now that he has his degree, he will launch OpenPlains Inc. in Durham, North Carolina as founder and CEO.

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