May 10, 2021
Vicky Weaver: A Growing Family and Career in the Jenkins Online MBA
As the longtime Assistant Director of Technology for GP Strategies, Vicky Weaver considered herself a “triathlete” of the learning and development software world. “I worked in pre-sales and customer engagement, participated in requirements gathering, solution design and business process improvement,
May 5, 2021
Cultivating Balance in Online Courses
This article was written by Elizabeth Porter and published by Lily Fandel. You wouldn’t expect to learn how to juggle in NC State’s Ph.D. of Horticultural Science program, but for Kira Sims, that was the case. “If someone asked me
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.
April 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.
April 28, 2021
Student Shoutouts: Sarah Bunn Makes Earth Day Impact
While Sarah Bunn is still in her first year of the Master of Parks, Recreation, Tourism and Sport Management (MPRTSM) online program, her tremendous impact is already being felt in the community.
April 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
April 8, 2021
How Mindy McDowell Redefined Herself in the Online Master of College Counseling and Student Development
Mindy McDowell, assistant director of counseling and disability services at William Peace University (WPU), wasn’t always on the path that brought her to where she is now. Back in 2015, she faced a major life change, which she says thrust
January 28, 2021
SPIA Online Bachelor’s Powers Up in Rankings — Again
The annual ranking of online college programs by U.S. News brings good news for NC State's graduate programs in business, engineering, information technology and education. But the online bachelor's degree in public administration gets the headlines.
January 27, 2021
Online Programs Remain Top-Ranked in the Nation
In the 2021 U.S. News and World Report online education rankings, NC State’s programs are proving their value and making impressive jumps.
December 11, 2020
Online and Distance Education Fall Graduates are Ready to Make a Difference
NC State Online and Distance Education fall 2020 graduates from a variety of degree and certificate programs share their journeys and advice for others thinking about continuing their education or launching a new career.