NC State mints 3,400 new graduates
December 19, 2011
More than 3,400 new NC State graduates turned their tassels during fall commencement ceremonies Saturday morning at the RBC Center.
“NC State is a great university known for the high quality of education we provide our students. The combined strength of our accomplished faculty, our committed staff, our talented students and our dedicated alumni is evident across all of our disciplines. Graduation is a time to celebrate that strength and reflect on the people who have made it possible.” NC State Chancellor Randy Woodson said.
Dr. Rajendra Pachauri, a Nobel Prize-winning climate scientist and NC State alumnus, delivered the commencement address. Woodson conferred honorary degrees on behalf of NC State to Pachauri; Robert G. Stanton, senior advisor to the secretary of the U.S. Dept. of the Interior; and the Rev. Ray A. Buchanan, co-founder and international president of Stop Hunger Now, an international hunger relief agency.