Alumni

Stories about SPIA alumni

Aug 7, 2017

James Whittaker (MPA ’85)

Alumnus James Whittaker explains how his Master of Public Administration degree allowed him to branch out to more challenging and satisfying endeavors.

Aug 7, 2017

Tracy Dixon (MPA ’04, MNR ’04)

Alumna Tracy Dixon discusses how her dual-degree exploration allowed her to weave sustainability into the fabric of NC State.

Feb 22, 2017

Celebrating the Extraordinary: Honoring Our Scholarship Recipients, Donors

Humanities and Social Sciences scholarship recipients got to meet the donors who make their awards possible at the college's annual luncheon honoring both groups on Feb. 16.

Aug 15, 2016

Alumna Balances Environment with Economic Development at TVA

Navigating the mires of federal bureaucracy and the mountains and valleys of the southeastern United States is all in a day’s work for alumna Brenda Brickhouse, vice president of environment and energy policy at the TVA, or Tennessee Valley Authority.

Jul 20, 2016

Alum Takes Fight for Transgender Rights to Political Conventions

A public service spot urging legal protections for transgender Americans features NC State political science alumna Alaina Kupec. The TV ad airs during the upcoming national political conventions.

Jun 27, 2016

Political Science Alum Works With Inner-City Students in Chicago

Since graduating from NC State, Miriam Kamya (Political Science '13) has gone on to tutor boys and coach girls’ track at a public high school in inner-city Chicago. She’s been a field organizer for a Democratic congressional campaign and an intern in the White House Visitors’ Office. Last spring, she joined the Big Shoulders Fund, which supports 82 Catholic schools in Chicago’s neediest neighborhoods, as events and service coordinator.

May 12, 2016

Positive Perspective, Reinforced

Want to see positivity personified? Meet recent graduate Tiffany Johnson. Nothing stops her.

Mar 21, 2016 | College of Humanities and Social Sciences News

Army Vet, LPS Student Lands Legislative Fellowship

After serving in the United States Army for eight years, Daniel Snedden trained his sights on completing his undergraduate degree. NC State's Leadership in the Public Sector program is enabling him to do just that. Through a legislative fellowship, Snedden is spending the semester in Washington, D.C., where he will present his research to members of North Carolina's congressional delegation about the impact of budget sequestration on military readiness.

Feb 26, 2016

Alum’s Career Path Leads to Federal Prison — As Warden

Tommy Scarantino (Poli Sci '95) runs the Federal Correctional Institution at El Reno, Okla., home to violent felons and white collar criminals. The day President Barack Obama paid El Reno a visit will serve as one of many memorable experiences in a career that started when Scarantino was an undergraduate at NC State.

Feb 4, 2016

Alum Makes His Mark in Sports, Fashion and Pop Culture Branding

During his days as a student at NC State, Patrick Joyce (Poli Sci '98) spent hours under the guidance of track coach Rollie Geiger, learning lessons on running, leadership and life. He continues to apply those lessons as director of licensing and brand development for IMG, which represents some of the world’s biggest sports figures, fashion icons, companies and events.