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2021 Evening of Stars Award Recipients

Our annual celebration of outstanding alumni and friends in our NC State community.

Clockwise from bottom left: Pamela Marrone, Clare Jordan, Valerie Bridges, Daniel Gunter III, Sam Cook, Lyndenise Berdecia, Chancellor Randy Woodson, Richard Bryant, Joe Pleasant, David Thompson, Brian Leonard, Bob Starbuck, Tim Peppe and Julie Funk.

From a Skywalker to a space traveler, our alumni are an impressive Pack. We held our annual Evening of Stars gala during NC State’s 2021 Red and White Week to honor alumni who continuously put the Wolfpack community first. This year’s event was hosted by Jeff Gravely ’85, and featured Chancellor Randy Woodson and Alumni Association Executive Directory Benny Suggs.

The sound of success is different for each of you, but collectively — like a Pack — it echoes through our alumni body and across our beautiful campus.
— Executive Director Benny Suggs

Below are the 2021 winners of the College Distinguished Alumni Awards, the Wolfpack Club’s Ronnie Shavlik Award and the Alumni Association Awards.

College Distinguished Alumni Awards

Pamela Marrone | College of Agriculture and Life Sciences

Tim Peppe | College of Agriculture and Life Sciences

Charlie Suggs | College of Agriculture and Life Sciences

Brian Leonard | College of Design

Valerie Bridges | College of Education

Christina H. Koch | College of Engineering

Joe Pleasant | College of Engineering

Lonnie Poole | College of Engineering

Clare Jordan | College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Richard Bryant | Poole College of Management

Sam Cook | College of Natural Resources

Bob Starbuck | College of Sciences

Mohamed Mansour | Wilson College of Textiles

Julie Funk | College of Veterinary Medicine

Wolfpack Club Award

David Thompson | Ronnie Shavlik Award

Alumni Association Awards

Lyndenise Berdecia | Outstanding Young Alumna

Daniel Gunter III | Meritorious Service