Chris Hondros at N.C. State last spring. Photos by Tim O’Brien. The Associated Press and Agence France-Presse April 10 reported that Chris Hondros, a 1993 graduate of N.C. State with a BA in English, was killed in Libya on assignment for Getty Images. Later in the day, despite conflicting reports, Getty Images confirmed that Hondros had been shot and killed. Tim Hetherington a photographer also working in the area was killed. LINK to Hondros’ photo blog at the New York Times.
Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs Tom Stafford announced his retirement after 40 years at N.C. State Wednesday, March 2. Stafford became vice chancellor in 1983 and has served in research and administrative positions at the University since 1971. For more information, visit technicianonline.com
For the first time in recent memory, the recently commissioned military officers of the NCSU ROTC were collectively recognized at the fall 2010 graduation. The chancellor and graduation speaker Gen. Raymond T. Odierno, commander of the U.S Joint Forces Command, recognized students in the Navy, Air Force and Army. Capt. Timothy Perrin said, “When they walk out there, they represent the U.S. military. It’s not ROTC, it’s the U.S. military. It’s a joint environment. They’re going to be moving on to a joint environment. We fight together.”
NEW YORK, NY – The Columbia Scholastic Press Association announced its top awards for collegiate publications March 14. The NCSU yearbook, the Agromeck, received the organization’s highest award, a Gold Crown. Only three college yearbooks nationwide received the highest award. This year 1,558 magazines, newspapers, yearbooks and online publications of the current CSPA members were eligible to enter the Crown Awards. Publications were judged on writing/editing, design, content, concept, photography, art and graphics. John Cooper Elias, a 2009 graduate in communication and now an intern with the Wolfpack Club, was the editor of the 2009 edition, the 107th consecutive edition of the book. Other senior staff members included: Bryant Robbins,…