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Mark Williams and his family

Mar 19, 2020

Why I Give: ‘I Have Been Constantly Impressed by the Passion and Dedication Our Faculty Have for Preparing Future Educators as Well as the Caliber of the Teachers this College Produces,’ Says Director of Information Technology Mark Williams

Mark Williams, director of information technology for the NC State College of Education, gives to the college because he saw the impact scholarships had on the educational success of his wife, who is also an educator. He wants to be able to help provide that same financial support to other educators and future teachers through a gift. 

Kyanna "Kay" Sumpter

Feb 19, 2020

Why I Give: ‘The College Gives Me Endless Support and Resources to Become the Educator I Want to Be,’ Says Goodnight Scholar Kyanna “Kay” Sumpter ‘22

If it weren’t for financial support, Kyanna “Kay” Sumpter ‘22 would not be at NC State pursuing her dream of being an elementary education teacher with dual licensure in special education. Because of that support, she pays it forward by giving whenever she can. 

Ron and Cathy Hairr

Jan 22, 2020

Why I Give: ‘I Received an Exceptional Education at NC State. I Want Future Teachers to Have the Same Opportunity,’ Says Catherine “Cathy” Faircloth Hairr ’79

Catherine “Cathy” Faircloth Hairr ’79 taught high school mathematics for 35 years in Raleigh. She credits her NC State education for preparing her for a life-long career in teaching. Because of her experiences in the College of Education, she has decided to give back through a gift in her estate to the college. 

Bria Cofield Wright

Nov 13, 2019

Why I Give: ‘NC State University Produces Some of the Best Teachers. I Want to Make Sure They Continue to Do That,’ Says 5th Grade Teacher Bria Cofield Wright ’16, ’19MED

Bria Cofield Wright ’16, ’19MED set out to become a teacher like her grandmother, Mawmaw. That led her to the NC State College of Education, where she earned two degrees with the help of financial support, which has also inspired her to give back to the college that has made her the elementary school teacher she is today.