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loonie-poole-splashLonnie C. Poole, Jr.

Loyalty integrity, and hard work have gone a long way for Lonnie Poole (’59) and his wife, Carol, active and long-time supporters of NC State University.

Poole, who grew up on a farm between Garner and Clayton, NC, was the first in his family to attend college, and funded his education by selling produce at several area locations. The money he earned during his youth not only afforded him the opportunity to attend NC State, where he received a B.S. in Civil Engineering, but allowed Poole a chance to give back to his family through gifts of previously unexperienced luxuries, including the family’s first television and piano.

PrestageBill and Marsha Prestage

North Carolina State University’s Poultry Science Department has been renamed for the Prestage Family. Chancellor Randy Woodson announced a $10 million gift that will name and endow the department in N.C. State’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.

The Prestage Family Department of Poultry Science was renamed in honor of Bill and Marsha Prestage and their family, longtime supporters of N.C. State and owners of Prestage Farms, a poultry and pork production company headquartered in Clinton. Home to one of only six poultry science departments in the nation, N.C. State produces job-ready graduates in an important domestic industry.

Bob KennelBob Kennel

“Besides God and family, NC State has been the primary constant for most of my life. I have received NC State benefits in education, recreation, profession, friendships, and family on a continuing basis since my childhood in New Bern listening to WPTF’s Ray Reeves extolling Coach Everett Case and the Wolfpack” says Bob Kennel ’58.


CABANISS Tom Cabaniss

Cabaniss motivates others to give. Alumnus Tom Cabaniss earned his B.S. in Industrial Engineering from NC State in 1972 and that same year, made his first gift to the university. “My first gift to NC State was $10.  Believe me, …

Chris and Amy Keck w Jessica Gibsonourdonors page Chris and Amy Keck

If you ask Jessica Gibson how she came to be a student in the College of Veterinary Medicine at NC State she’ll tell you she has a cliché story. “I’ve always wanted to be a vet—since I was five years …

larrywarren Larry Warren

Dr. Larry E. Warren, BS, Chemistry 1966 If you ask Dr. Larry E. Warren (’66) of Clinton, NC, to tell you his life story, he’ll say that he might do it all differently if he could go back, but one …