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Athena Theodorakis and Amy Bandy MRA students

Jul 9, 2024

First Poole College MRA Graduates Look to the Future

Athena Theodorakis and Amy Bandy are the first students to complete Poole College's Master of Management, Risk and Analytics (MRA) program. 

Carson Shaner during softball game

Jun 11, 2024

5 Questions with Director of Softball Operations Carson Shaner

Shaner graduated from NC State in 2021 with a bachelor's degree in sport management and in 2023 with an online master's degree in parks, recreation, tourism and sport management. 

Jen Gunter, Senior VP at Civic

Jun 8, 2024

Jen Gunter, Senior Vice President of Compliance and Risk Management at Civic Federal Credit Union

According to Jen Gunter, the real-world curriculum in the online Master of Management, Risk and Analytics (MRA) program helps her build a more robust enterprise risk management program to advance her organization’s philanthropic, community-driven goals. 

NC State '24 Grads with Mr. and Mrs. Wuf

Jun 4, 2024

Katie Hackney: Mastering Nutrition and Eyeing Veterinary Dreams

Balancing motherhood and rigorous coursework, Katie Hackney harnessed the flexibility of the NC State online Master of Nutrition program to move closer to her veterinary dreams. Discover how she navigated academic challenges and leveraged faculty support to transform her aspirations into reality. 

Aug 26, 2023

New Marketing Analytics Student Brings Global Education and Journalism Background to Poole College

Incoming Marketing Analytics student Ilin Misaras talks about communicating with diverse audiences and how she hopes to combine data analytics and storytelling to communicate more effectively. 

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. 

Max Alff.

Jun 17, 2021

Max Alff Nurtures a Passion for Plants

When Max Alff graduated high school, he didn’t initially plan to study for much longer. He enrolled in the NC State Agricultural Institute for Ornamentals and Landscape Technology, planning to get his associate degree and get out into the workforce. “I enjoy working in the landscape industry and didn’t want to spend more than two years… 

Photo by Marc Hall

May 17, 2021

Graduate Returns to His Roots in the Online Master of Animal Science

When Dillon Mellick graduated from Coe College in 2011 with a degree in biology, he was not quite sure where he wanted to take his career. Based in Des Moines, Iowa, he joined Kemin Industries as a quality assurance auditor, but he always felt pulled back to science. Fortunately, Kemin had an open marketing and… 

American flag waves in the Fall breeze next to the Belltower

May 5, 2021

Active Duty Animal Science: Olivia Jones Pursues Her Passion

Olivia Jones completed the online Master of Animal Science while working as an active duty Air Force officer.