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Private support plays a vital role in promoting NC State's educational mission, helping our university, college and department go from good to great. Philanthropic support gives us the power to think and do. Funding from donors improves the department's ability to recruit top talent, and it gives our students and faculty the tools to tackle grand challenges. Make a donation online today.

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Russ O’Dell

CBE Director of Alumni Relations

CBE Centennial Endowment Fund

Endowments have a lasting impact on our department than any other type of gift. They can help us attract top talent and they drive the department’s rise in national rankings. The CBE Centennial Endowment Fund will serve as a source of discretionary funds for the department to advance its vision of being a global leader in chemical and biomolecular engineering as it enters its second century, including scholarships, faculty support, undergraduate and graduate awards, experiential learning opportunities, research, and outreach.

Read more about the two alumni who established the fund here.

Chemical Engineering Fund

This supports a diverse range of department activities. These unrestricted funds are particularly helpful in meeting the department’s needs and achieving its goals.

Dr. Edward M. Schoenborn Graduate Student Fund

This supports the graduate student research program. Dr. Schoenborn was the second department head (1945-1966) and oversaw a total curriculum overhaul. His legacy continues through this fund, the Schoenborn Award, and the Schoenborn Graduate Research Symposium.

Lisa G. Bullard Undergraduate Enhancement Fund

This supports the activities that enhance the experience of undergrad chemical engineering students. Dr. Bullard is the current director of undergraduate studies and earned her B.S. ChE from NC State in 1985.

Richard M. Felder Teaching Excellence Endowment

This honors Dr. Felder, who not only made an enormous impact on the students at NC State during his thirty years of teaching, but who has been one of the preeminent chemical engineering educators in the country. The endowment enables the selection of an annual faculty recipient of the Richard M. Felder Teaching Excellence Award and is designed to demonstrate the department’s commitment to excellence in teaching and to promote and honor faculty excellence in teaching.

Lisa Bullard CBE Student Scholarship Fund

This supports students with critical unmet needs. The flexibility of the scholarship gives the department the capacity to be more responsive and better support our students through challenges they face.