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Wolfpack Writers: Christopher Ruocchio
Christopher Ruocchio graduated from NC State’s Department of English with a bachelor’s degree in 2015. His science fiction novel Empire of Silence follows a man in the galaxy who is revered as a hero and despised as a murderer. We caught up with Ruocchio to learn more about his time at NC State and life as a writer.
My NC State Story: Clare Jordan
Clare Jordan (English '91) says her 25-year career in nonprofits started at NC State, where she helped launch the campus chapter of Habitat for Humanity. She says it's true: humanities majors really can do anything.
MFA Alumnus Wins Prestigious Writing Prize
Poet Tyree Daye, who earned his Master of Fine Arts in creative writing from NC State in 2017, is one of 10 recipients of a 2019 Whiting Award, one of the largest and most prestigious awards given to emerging writers in the United States.
How I Think and Do: Filmmaker David Hambridge
Hambridge (Film Studies ’09) is the director and cinematographer of Kifaru, a documentary about the world’s last male northern white rhinoceros and the caretakers tasked with keeping the animal alive.