Wonderful 100: First Dean at NC State
Fifty years ago Stanley George Stephens (1911-1986) became the first NC State faculty member to be elected to the National Academy of Sciences. Stephens came to the university in 1949 as a professor of agronomy. He then served as head of the genetics faculty from 1951 to 1957. His research...
Stephen (Steve) Benton Latimer (1928-2003) was the first African-American at NC State to earn a doctoral degree (PhD), in 1967. A graduate student in the Department of Animal Science (in Polk Hall), his dissertation title was Properties of a Specific Propionyl-CoA Synthetase from Sheep Liver...
NC State's Department of Computer Science celebrates its 50th anniversary this year. The department was established within the School of Physical Sciences and Applied Mathematics in 1967. In the fall of that year instruction began in the department with 21 declared undergraduate...