Bob and Carol Mattocks were awarded the 2013 Menscer Cup by the NC State Foundation in recognition of their lifelong service to the university.
For nearly 45 years, Bob and Carol have supported initiatives spanning the breadth of NC State. They support athletics, the Gregg Museum, 4-H, the Marching Band, NCSU libraries, the Institute for Emerging Issues, the College of Education, and much more.
But perhaps their biggest impact has been their support of the Bob and Carol Mattocks University Scholars Program. For 13 years, they have provided university-wide, merit-based scholarships to students with financial need from Eastern North Carolina.
This merit-based scholarship program increases NC State’s ability to attract top students from Eastern North Carolina, improving the learning environment for the entire campus community.
Since establishing the Mattocks Scholar program, Bob and Carol have provided 26 students with the opportunity to receive an NC State education. In addition to their generous financial commitment to these students, Bob and Carol make the commitment to come to campus every year to attend a private luncheon with their scholars.
For the four years that these students are Mattocks Scholars, Bob and Carol take the time to get to know these young people. They talk with them and inspire them, providing them with a truly special and meaningful mentorship opportunity.
Bob, a 1959 NC State alum, is on the Board of Trustees and has served on the Board of Visitors, the Leadership Advisory Board of Education, and is the former chair of NC State Student Aid Association Board and the Jones County Wolfpack Club.
Carol is active in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences and is a member of the External Advisory Council for INPREE. She currently chairs of the Coastal Coalition for Substance Abuse Prevention board of directors and has also served on the board for Prevent Child Abuse North Carolina.
Carol has been active with volunteer leadership and fundraising for groups such as the Craven Community College, Craven County Juvenile Crime Prevention Council, and the United Way of Coastal Carolina. She started the Guardian ad Litem program in Pamlico, Craven, Pitt and Carteret counties in the early 1980s and was district administrator for 12 years. She received the UNC-Greensboro Community Leadership award presented by then UNC-G chair, Tom Ross.
Bob and Carol are members of the W.J. Peale Lifetime Giving Society and the R. Stanhope Pullen Society. They are lifetime members of the Alumni Association and very active in the Wolfpack Club.
The NC State Foundation created the Menscer Cup award in 1997 to honor Darrell and Carolyn Menscer for “exemplary leadership of advancement efforts” at the university. While chairing the foundation and co-chairing the Campaign for NC State Students, Darrell Menscer led university fundraising, endowment management and alumni service.