Stories From 2013

Sep 25, 2013

NEH Internships Reinforce the Value of the Humanities

Bryan A. Hum (Poli Sci '13) and Micah Khater (Senior, History) spent the summer of 2013 as interns for the National Endowment for the Humanities in Washington, D.C. They learned about the importance of the humanities in society and worked on an array of projects for the organization.

Sep 20, 2013

Lauren Kirkpatrick, Alumna

My work as director of communication for the College of Humanities and Social Sciences keeps me more than a little busy. I am a team of one. My main task is to tell our college’s stories, and there are more great things going on here than one person could possibly share.

Sep 20, 2013

Pam Boney, Alumna

My experience of MALS changed my life in big ways. As an executive coach, I had a specific line of research that I wanted to conduct and it involved the combination of studies from two departments, so the MALS program had the flexibility I needed to focus specifically on what I wanted to learn.

Sep 20, 2013

Carol Frey, Alumna

Five years ago, I ended my 35-year career in daily newspaper journalism as an editorial writer for The News & Observer in Raleigh. My husband, Ed Miller, had been called out of military retirement to a job in Army readiness at the Pentagon and our daughter, then a junior at N.C. State, was more than capable of living at home with the dog and two cats. So for four years, I free-lanced in D.C., wrote a novel, and traveled back to Raleigh once a month or so. When the Army found a need for Ed at Ft. Bragg, we moved back home and the MALS program opened the opportunity for me to (finally) work on a master’s degree.

Sep 20, 2013

Billy Dennis, Alumnus

I received my MALS degree at 45 years of age. I have been a pastor for over 20 years. I began the program while serving a church in Raleigh and was able to complete my degree with online classes after moving to Dare County two years ago. I live in Manteo with my wife and 2 high school age children. I am pastor of Manteo Faith Baptist Church (since January, 2010).

Sep 20, 2013

Ron Statt, Alumnus

Ron Statt (1999) is Senior Director of Research and Development at SAS Institute.

Sep 20, 2013

Laura Paramoure, Alumna

Laura Paramoure EdD, CEO of Strategic Training LLC, helps organizations with large scale change initiatives, leadership development, performance improvement and training design and evaluation.

Sep 20, 2013

Jeff Merritt, Alumnus

Jeff Merritt is the Executive Director of the Centennial Authority and has been since 2011.

Sep 17, 2013

Scholar Spotlight: Ryan O’Donnell

Ryan O’Donnell, class of 2015, credits Alexander Hamilton Scholars with expanding his business education beyond the realm of a traditional curriculum. His initial reason for joining the program stemmed from a desire to seriously challenge himself further by studying International […]

Sep 17, 2013

Scholar Spotlight: Alex Martin

Alex Martin, a 2012 Alexander Hamilton graduate, found out about the program prior to being accepted at State. From the very beginning, he knew that he wanted to be involved in a program that combined international studies with business. The […]