Stories From 2015

Dec 1, 2015

Student Talks About Her Big, Fat Cypriot Wedding

Student Sarah Smith recounts her recent visit home to Cypress to attend a wedding, but also to learn about her rich family history and its joys and sorrows.

Dec 1, 2015

Book Captures Heart of the Past in ‘Cherrydale’

Don’t tell Dean Phillips that family story telling is a lost art. His first book, Cherrydale, is alive with touching stories told by his dad when a child in the 1920s and ’30s growing up in a typical American town near Arlington, VA.

Dec 1, 2015

Danielle Schmidt Leading LPH to New Heights

Have you noticed a new shine on Lambda Pi Eta, our communication honor society? Society President Danielle Schmidt is building upon the work of her predecessor to move the organization in exciting new directions.

Dec 1, 2015

Meet Emily Winderman, New Faculty Member

Dr. Emily Winderman aims to conduct socially relevant research and be the instructor students may not appreciate now but will be thankful for in the end.

Dec 1, 2015

Meet New Faculty Member Chris Ingraham

Dr. Chris Ingraham’s goal is to help students understand the importance of research and how rhetoric plays a role in everyday life ─ all while helping students grow as communicators and people.

Dec 1, 2015

Students Appreciated Her ‘Student-Centered Approach to Advising’

Department Head Ken Zagacki reflects on the service of Sandy Stallings, Director of Undergraduate Advising before her retirement last summer.

Dec 1, 2015

Junior Swimmer from Finland Making a Splash

Lotta Nevalainen had two goals: swim competitively and attend college, so she left her home, family and friends in Finland to start a new life in the water and in the classroom at NC State. And she hasn’t looked back.

Dec 1, 2015

Alumna Finds the Vertical to Her Horizontal

Lindsay Singler, 2003 graduate, perfected her craft in Manhattan, Australia and now the Triangle, finding fulfillment in knowing that the work of her company makes a difference in the lives of patients around the globe.

Dec 1, 2015

Sandy Stallings, Adviser Extraordinaire, Retires After 27 Years

As the department’s Director of Undergraduate Advising, Sandy Stallings helped students plan and navigate their futures and became a respected, beloved figure to students and colleagues alike. Now, she is bringing the same energy to her local community.

Dec 1, 2015

Vladimir Gritsenko: to Russia with Bicycle

Recent M.S. graduate Vladimir Gritsenko is back home in Russia using the knowledge from his time at NC State to contribute his insights into international public relations practices for his new employer.