NC State Reflections
Interviewees reflect on the past, present, and future of NC State; students share how their experiences at NC State have informed their lives.
A Night with Student Government
Brian Lamar Nixon discusses that as NC State student body president he set up particular evenings for college administrators and student government leaders to be available at university dining facilities for students to come ask questions while they ate their meals.
Adjusting to New Leadership
Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs Dr. Thomas Stafford reflects on how he adjusted to new leadership and what it was like for the university to transition to new chancellors.
Advice to Students
Adam Compton imparts advice to current students about getting involved and how leadership roles changed his life.
Advice to Students
Eric Plow advises current NC State students to concentrate on earning good grades, which he believes will assist them in securing their first job.
Alpha Phi Alpha Service
Brigadier General Jennings describes the Alpha Phi Alpha service requirements, and he talks about Dr. Augustus Witherspoon, one of his most important mentors.
Board of Trustees
Judge Ronald E. Spivey reflects on his engagement with the NC State Board of Trustees and his excitement in meeting members like Roy H. Park.
Clyda Weeks Lutz talks about the many changes in education and to the NC State campus since she was student in the early 1960s.
Cultivating NC State's Image
Tony Caravano and Will Quick discuss how NC State has become better at telling its own story and promoting itself as a special and unique institution.
Discovering Politics at NC State
Haden Edward "Eddie" Knox discusses the various positions to which he was elected as a student at NC State: freshman class vice president, sophomore class president, student body vice president, and finally student body president.
Energizing Students to Get Involved
Brian Lamar Nixon discusses that he was most proud of energizing students to get involved with student government when he was NC State student body president.
Establishing the Wolfpack Student Initiative
Harold Pettigrew talks about creating the Wolfpack Student Initiative (later retitled Stafford Student Leadership Endowment) to honor NC State students with an annual scholarship based on demonstrated financial need and leadership in student organizations.
Adam Compton discusses how NC State changed his life and how it inspired him to give back to the community and state.
Greatest Accomplishments as Student Leader
Chandler Thompson discusses her platform for Student Body President and what she accomplished during her term in 2011-2012.
"In my case it's NC State"
John Atkins reflects on how NC State's College of Design helps foster creativity and critical thinking skills in its students, including himself.
John Atkins recalls how his various experiences at NC State, both in the classroom and in extracurricular activities, contributed to his overall education.
Smedes York remembers military service at NC State and reflects on the availability of leadership opportunities during his time at NC State.
Learning to Learn
Terry Carroll describes how his experiences in large classes at NC State taught him how to learn.
Meeting Gov. Hunt
Judge Ronald E. Spivey recalls going to an election night watch near campus in 1978 and meeting Governor James. B. Hunt, Jr., for the first time.
NC State on the Rise
Smedes York talks about NC State being at the forefront of knowledge building for world problem solving.
NC State Pride
James Hankins discusses how much he enjoyed his experiences as an NC State student and a leader in Student Government.
NC State ROTC: Learning Duty
Bob Jordan recalls the important influence that military service had on his life.
Putting Students First
Thomas Stafford, vice chancellor for Student Affairs, describes how he encouraged administrators to ensure they always put students first when implementing policies and programs. Dr. Stafford also describes his responsibilities as vice chancellor.
Blas P. Arroyo reflects on his experiences as a student at NC State and how his education and family have influenced his life.
Reflections on Not Being Re-elected
Harold Pettigrew discusses not winning re-election as Student Body President at NC State University and how he learned from that experience.
Student Body President: A Tremendous Impact
Judge Ronald E. Spivey recalls the influences that shaped his role in Student Government and the tremendous impact his time at NC State had on his judicial career.
Student Government Traditions
Evelyn Reiman recalls two Student Government traditions: Governor Jim Hunt's annual call to the new student body president and the annual signing of the student body president's desk.
Student Leaders Panel Discussion
The Student Leader Panel Discussion was sponsored by the NCSU Libraries and held in the Talley Student Union on the NC State University Campus. In the discussion panelists talked about about their leadership roles at NC State and the impact those roles have had on their lives and careers. The panelists were Ron Spivey, Kate (Cathy) Sterling, Smedes York, Kelly Hook, Harold Pettigrew, and Molly Basdeo. Tony Caravano was moderator, and Will Quick introduced the event.
The Future of NC State
Adam Compton talks about how the university is growing, and what the future holds in store for NC State.
The Student Body President Desk Drawer
Judge Ronald E. Spivey recalls starting the tradition of Student Body Presidents signing the inside of the their desk drawer in the Student Government office.
James Hankins reflects on NC State as a diverse institution and explains how his experiences interacting with a variety of people/personalities in college have helped him in his current position as a high school teacher.
Chandler Thompson talks about being a Wolfpack fan as her favorite memory of her time at NC State.