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Inside the latest issue of the Alumni Association's award-winning publication.

NC State magazine is published quarterly by the NC State Alumni Association. Our mission? We tell the stories that keep alumni and friends of NC connected to the university. Our campus news may come from a research lab, a football field, a dean’s office or a classroom, and our alumni profiles feature NC State graduates who are making a difference in their hometowns or around the world.  

The magazine has been consistently recognized as a top alumni publication by the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE), winning the Gold award for best magazine in the Southeast in 2020. 

NC State is mailed to more than 20,000 alumni and friends of the university. 

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Spring 2021 NC State Alumni Magazine cover
The spring 2021 issue of NC State magazine landed in mailboxes in May.

Meant to Bee

Leigh-Kathryn Bonner ’15 has turned beekeeping into big business and learned some valuable (and occasionally painful) lessons along the way. She’s also doing her part to stem the troubling decline in the honeybee population. Our story on Bonner and her company, Bee Downtown, comes to you in the form of a graphic novel (bees included).

View from the Capitol

Most of us watched the storming of the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6 from the comfort of our homes. For Leigh Ann Caldwell ’00, the Capitol is a workplace. She was on assignment for NBC News, covering the Electoral College vote, when rioters scaled the walls and broke into the building. “I didn’t know how it was going to end,” she says. Caldwell takes us through a day that won’t soon be forgotten.

Beyond Zoom

NC State and other universities had to make a quick shift to online learning last spring. But online classes are nothing new at NC State — most students take at least one online class for convenience. That history came in handy as the university was able to help professors get creative online, from virtual field trips to TikTok assignments.Read the full edition Browse our archive of past issues 

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