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Legacy Luncheon

Leaving a Legacy

legacy luncheon

Each year, the Alumni Association is honored to invite incoming NC State students (first year and transfers) with alumni parents or grandparents at one of the university’s hallowed places. This event celebrates those alumni who make NC State a family tradition.

View 2021 photos and videos.

This festive affair includes a Wolfpack welcome from Chancellor Randy Woodson, Alumni Association Executive Director Benny Suggs ’69 and the current student body president. Students meet representatives from the college they will be attending and have the opportunity to connect with fellow students who will be their new classmates.

The luncheon concludes with an emotional ceremony where alumni parents “pin” their incoming student with a special legacy pin that denotes their NC State heritage. In a grand finale, the NC State Marching Band, “The Power Sound of the South,” leads attendees in reciting the alma mater and fight song.

The event is sure to be a treasured family memory for many years to come!

Kelly and Dale Williams, NC State College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and NC State Extension ’93, are originally State Mates. They returned to campus with their daughter, Ashley, who is moving into the dorm where they met.

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