Celebrating 100 Years of Women at NC State University



Rebecca Leonard was appointed assistant provost and assistant dean for Undergraduate Studies.

The first campus wide newsletter on women's issues, The Newsstand, was published.


The Women's Center opened at NC State with Jan Rogers as its coordinator. She began the Women's Leadership Education and Action Program (LEAP), which aimed to enhance the experience of women in nontraditional fields such as math, science, and engineering.

The Campus Child Care Center opened.

Edith D. Sylla (History) received an award from the National Science Foundation (NSF) as part of its visiting professorship for women programs. The award was one of twenty-five visiting professorships for outstanding women scientists and engineers throughout the country.


The Sista 2 Sistuh Network was established by a group of African American women. It was formed to support African American women at NC State.


Leslie Dare became the first sexual harassment prevention officer at NC State.


Photo of Margaret Zahn.

Margaret Zahn

Margaret A. Zahn, nationally known for her studies on violence in the United States, became dean of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences, August 7, 1995.


NC State women's basketball coach Kay Yow celebrated her 500th win on January 15. The Wolfpack beat the Lady Yellow Jackets of West Virginia State University, 68 to 63.


Photo of Kay Yow.

Kay Yow
Photograph Collection
University Archives, NCSU Libraries




Photo of Katherine Stinson.

Katherine Stinson
University Archives,
NCSU Libraries

Katherine Stinson, the first woman to graduate from the NC State's School of Engineering, had a street named after her. Katharine Stinson Drive, formerly North Yarbrough Drive, is one of the longest streets on campus.


Marye Anne Fox became the first female chancellor of NC State University.


Photo of Marye Anne Fox

Marye Anne Fox
Photograph Collection
University Archives, NCSU Libraries



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