About Accolades

Accolades is the digital magazine of NC State’s College of Humanities and Social Sciences. Through Accolades, we share stories of our outstanding alumni, faculty and students who live and breathe NC State’s mantra: Think and Do.

College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Humanities and Social Sciences are not just relevant to solving the problems of the 21st century; they are essential.

Dean Jeff Braden

Our college’s nationally-recognized, productive faculty are Fulbright and Guggenheim fellows. They have earned top awards in their fields and are called upon by state government and industry, national corporations, the White House and international media for their expertise. They inspire students to think critically, creatively and independently and to act purposefully.

Our scholarship and research yields new knowledge and perspectives. Students develop a lifelong commitment to learning, to seeking out innovative solutions to personal and global challenges, and to engaging with their communities. Our alumni make us proud. They’re national policy leaders, counselors, entrepreneurs for social change, New York Times best-selling authors, James Beard award-winning chefs, concerned and involved citizens and generous souls.

Our college is among NC State’s largest and strongest.

  • 10 academic units; three community-oriented centers  
  • 4,500+ students
  • 50+ undergraduate majors, 40+ undergraduate minors, 12 master’s degrees, five Ph.D. programs, three dual-degree honors programs and four graduate certificate programs
  • 600+ faculty and staff

Our alumni number more than 40,000.

They’ve earned their credentials — some even earning dual degrees, and others with undergrad and grad degrees — and they continue to make us proud.

  • 33,300 Bachelor’s degrees
  • 5,700 Master’s degrees
  • 750 Doctoral degrees

Jeffery P. Braden

Director of Communication
Lauren Kirkpatrick

Communication Specialist
Nash Dunn

Communication Specialist
Heather Moylan