This month: Benefactors gift more than $1.3 million during NDSU's fifth annual Giving Day | Meet Dr. Kimberly Wallin, NDSU's newest dean | Philanthropy in action: Supporting faculty lifts up the entire university | NDSU class notes available online | NDSU announces the School of Design, Architecture and Art | Stay Connected with NDSU Foundation on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, and LinkedIn.

NDSU's fifth annual Giving Day shatters fundraising record

Benefactors gift more than $1.3 million during the 27-hour event

NDSU's 2020 Giving Day smashed previous records thanks to the generosity of alumni and friends of the university. Secured matches and challenges ahead of the event helped inspire others to give, which resulted in more than $1.3 million raised through more than 1,700 gifts. Dollars raised on Giving Day help enhance the NDSU experience for all students.

Meet NDSU's newest dean

Dr. Kimberly Wallin provides an update from the College of Science and Mathematics

Dr. Wallin discusses how faculty and students have adjusted during the pandemic and shares COVID-19-related research from within the college. You can view the conversation on the NDSU Foundation's YouTube page.

Philanthropy in action

Supporting faculty lifts up the entire university

Ying Huang (Associate Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering) holds the Tim Welch and Donna LaQua-Welch Faculty Fellowship, and she considers the position a great honor. Not only is it great for the College of Engineering to have this support, she says, but it's helpful to the entire university. Part of her fellowship funds go directly into the labs where her students work. With top-of-the-line technology, they can conduct just about any materials research they can think of. But, the effects of Ying's fellowship don’t stop there. She uses the funds to support outreach activities like workshops and camps for low-income students and after-school engineering programs for middle and high school students.

"When you have a way to recognize faculty, it pushes us all to innovate more. I want to make the fellowship as impactful as possible, not just for the students in my group, but for the university as a whole and the local community."
- Ying Huang, Associate Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering

Learn more about faculty support and In Our Hands: The Campaign for North Dakota State University, at

Class notes available online

Get updated on your NDSU classmates anytime

Stay in the know and catch up with NDSU alumni online. NDSU obituaries and class notes are updated regularly on NDSU's website.

Campus news

NDSU announces the School of Design, Architecture and Art

Three NDSU departments are combining to collaboratively strengthen their unique programs for the benefit of students in the state and region. The architecture, landscape architecture, and visual art departments are now the NDSU School of Design, Architecture and Art. The new school allows the university to be a leader in the region by strategically capitalizing on design and design-thinking. Read more about the new school on NDSU’s news page.

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