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Portrait of Tobin inside a gym.

Oct 8, 2021

Five Questions with Parks and Recreation Director Cory Tobin

Tobin, who graduated with an online Master of Parks, Recreation, Tourism and Sport Management degree in 2016, is managing a team that maintains an 84-acre park system with 17 different facilities. 

Large Ford RV parked near grass and water.

Sep 8, 2021

PRTSM Online Master’s Program Sparks a New Business for PJ Ray

Agriculture has always been a part of Patricia Joyce “PJ” Ray’s life. In the Parks, Recreation, Tourism and Sport Management (PRTSM) online master’s program, she found a way to take agriculture to the next level.  “I grew up on a tobacco, corn, soybeans, wheat and livestock farm in Pollocksville, North Carolina. I always knew I… 

Photo of Peter with quote “The North Carolina State University MGIST program has challenged me to think outside the box, learn advanced geospatial concepts, technical writing for reports and proposals, and much more.” - Peter Erlenbach on his experience in the online Master of Geospatial Information Science and Technology

Jul 22, 2021

A Day in the Life of an Online MGIST Student

Online Master of Geospatial Information Science and Technology student Peter Erlenbach was featured in the Colliers Engineering and Design blog highlighting his experiences in the program. 

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Jun 22, 2021

NC State Online Master of Forest Biomaterials Combines Engineering and Sustainability

The NC State Master of Forest Biomaterials online program combines strengths in engineering and sustainability. Apply by Nov. 25 for spring 2022 admission. 

John Fertig at his desk.

Apr 29, 2021

John Fertig: Learning to Lead in the Online Master of Forest Biomaterials

Thirteen years ago, long-time educator John Fertig decided to make a career change. He accepted a position at one of the largest bleached board mills in the world in Covington, Virginia, where massive amounts of specialty paper products are produced.  As a training professional, he soon decided that he wanted to gain a more detailed… 

Brian Handelsman.

Apr 21, 2021

On the Fast Track to Career Success

Brian Handelsman has always strived for a career in renewable energy. So instead of inching toward his goal, he decided to take a fast track with the online Graduate Certificate in Renewable Energy Assessment and Development.   A lifelong fan of NC State, Handelsman attended the university for his undergraduate studies in environmental technology and management with… 

Nico Curtin at his desk.

Mar 19, 2021

NC State Online Student To Blend Business with Renewable Energy

When the world changed in 2020, NC State Online student Nico Curtin didn’t let it stop him from moving forward.  Curtin is originally from Oregon, where he attended the Oregon Institute of Technology for a degree in renewable energy engineering. About a year into the program, he realized that he wanted to take his career in… 

The Belltower framed by blooming trees in the spring. Photo by Marc Hall.

May 15, 2020

Online Graduate Explores the Environment and Human Health

Heather Wells studies the connections between the environment and our health. She earned her Master of Environmental Assessment from NC State Online to better understand how this research makes a difference.  

May 8, 2020

Graduate Explores New Interests in Her Online Master’s Program

A desire to get outside and into nature led Julia McClung to the College of Natural Resource's online Master of Parks, Recreation, Tourism and Sport Management. Although she was originally focused on becoming a park ranger or a manager and a self-described "sports un-enthusiast," the program has opened her eyes and prepared her for brand new possibilities.  

Online Environmental Assessment Student

Aug 5, 2019

Meet Natalie Norber, A New Member of Our Online Pack

In a couple of weeks, thousands of online students will join the Wolfpack. The flexibility of our online programs will allow many of them to continue working part or full time while balancing family obligations and diligently working for an even brighter future.