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Bond Lammey at Grand Canyon National Park

May 8, 2024

Bond Lammey Charts New Course with Online Master of Parks, Recreation, Tourism and Sport Management 

Bond Lammey finds new direction with online Master of Parks, Recreation, Tourism and Sport Management degree program. 

Tala Dahmash - Online Master of Education Graduate from NC State.

May 6, 2024

Tala Dahmash ’24MED: ‘Learning is a Lifelong Journey, and Adult Education Allows Individuals to Continually Adapt, Grow and Thrive in an Ever-changing World’

Tala Dahmash 24MED has spent the last decade as an English teacher and English as a second language (ESL) specialist in Dubai. To further grow as an educator, Dahmash decided to earn her online Master of Education in Training and Development at the NC State College of Education, and she will make the 15-hour flight from Dubai to Raleigh to attend her graduation ceremony. 

Feb 22, 2022

Jenkins MMA Student and U.S. Air Force Technician Balances Work, School and Family

Even though his working hours are vastly different from the average student, Kyle Lucas is making the most of his time at NC State. 

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… 

Headshot of AJ Polanco

Aug 20, 2021

DDes Student Designs Learning Assessments for Deaf Children

When User Experience Designer AJ Polanco decided to advance his career by earning a doctoral degree, his search for the perfect opportunity led him to become part of the first cohort of eight students to enroll in the College of Design’s brand-new Doctor of Design program in 2018. 

Aug 2, 2021

The Power of Perseverance

Nathan Paris is continuing his NC State education in the new fully online Master of Management, Marketing Analytics program. 

Nettie Baugher holds a watermelon in the field.

Jul 19, 2021

Nettie Baugher Gets Hands-on with Horticulture Research

For Nettie Baugher, NC State’s online Master of Horticultural Science program offered the best of both worlds.  Baugher’s undergraduate degree is in horticulture, and she currently works in horticulture as a commercial horticulture area agent for Gates, Chowan, and Perquimans Counties with NC Cooperative Extension. When it came time to choose a graduate program, she decided… 

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… 

Online MAC student Tiffany Allis sits at desk.

Jun 3, 2021

Student Seeks a Challenge Through MAC Graduate Program

Online graduate student Tiffany Allis shares her story and experience throughout the Jenkins Master of Accounting (MAC) online program. She has pursued the challenge of earning her master's degree while balancing her professional career. 

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Jun 3, 2021

Online MAC Student Finds New Opportunities

Preethi Ram Mohan is a graduate student in the Jenkins Master of Accounting (MAC) online program at NC State. She shares her experiences in the program and how she plans to use what she's learned in her future career.