Meet Some of Our Outstanding 2017 Graduates
Our army of nearly 38,600 Humanities and Social Sciences alumni will grow even larger this spring, as nearly 1,000 of our undergraduate and graduate students earn NC State diplomas for their hard work. Meet a few of our outstanding graduates and see what's next for them after commencement.
At the WHO, Alum Aims to Remove Barriers Across the Globe
After discovering a passion for international relations, diplomacy and development at NC State, alumna Lianne Gonsalves entered the real world looking for a way to put it all together. And she has. Working as a technical officer at the World Health Organization, Gonsalves studies how to better connect young people with information and services related to their sexual and reproductive health.
Franklin Scholar Expands STEM Focus with International Studies Degree
Recent NC State graduate Andrea Irving, a Benjamin Franklin Scholar, expanded the scope of her chemical engineering degree through a second major in international studies and minors in Chinese and Spanish.
The Year in Pictures: Humanities and Social Sciences in 2016
Take a look back at some of our favorite stories (and photos) of the year.
Student Combines Philanthropy, Sustainability for Campus Impact
Nearly 3,000 miles from his home in Orinda, Calif., business and international studies double-major Sam Shain is making unique contributions to a university culture of philanthropy. As the first-ever director of student philanthropy within Student Government’s Executive Board, he’s helping educate students about the importance of giving back in order to boost the university’s long-term sustainability.
Study Abroad Inspires Global Pursuits
For NC State alumna Megan (McNulty) Le, study abroad was the catalyst for a global career and the lifelong pursuit of international experiences. As an Alexander Hamilton Scholar, Le studied Business Management and Latin American Studies while minoring in Spanish, earning her dual degrees from Poole College of Management and the College of Humanities and Social Sciences in 2002. A study abroad program in Costa Rica during the summer of 2001 sparked a desire in her to do something different and expand her worldview.
Research, Advocacy Lead International Studies Major to the UN
Maya Krishnan (International Studies and Business Administration) graduates this spring after serving as a fellow for the North Carolina advocacy group WomenNC. She also recently participated in the United Nation's 60th session of the Commission on the Status of Women.
March Student of the Month
Mehr Sher (senior, International Studies) is passionate about global issues. She pursues that passion through involvement with campus groups and through undergraduate research. She is focusing on a career in public policy and foreign affairs.
Internship Highlights Role of Nonprofits in Global Affairs
Internships help our students explore career options and acquire real-world experiences. In her internship with Stop Hunger Now, Selena Amatya--a senior majoring in International Studies and minoring in Nonprofit Studies--made connections between what she had learned in the classroom and helping a nonprofit expand its services to India.
Blair Kelley Named Assistant Dean
Dr. Blair L.M. Kelley has been named assistant dean for interdisciplinary studies and international programs at NC State University’s College of Humanities and Social Sciences. The CHASS Interdisciplinary Studies Program awards an array of cross-disciplinary undergraduate degrees. IDS major programs include Africana Studies, Arts Studies (including Film Studies), International Studies, Science Technology and Society (STS), Self-Design Studies, and Women’s and Gender Studies