North Carolina State University

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North Carolina State University opened as a land grant institution in 1889. Born out of debate and indecision, it was established as the North Carolina College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts—the college of the common man. There was indifference and resistance from the educated about the usefulness of a program for the sons of farmers andmechanics with a curriculum of "useful and practical arts." Within three decades, the school surpassed all expectations in its contributions to the state's economy. In 2000, NC State was the largest educational facility in North Carolina and had outgrown its early derogatory epithets. This work passes the formality and function of the brick and mortar of buildings and gets to the heart of the students, alumni, and educational community. It is truly a celebration of possibilities and dedication and a tribute to the history of North Carolina State University and the citizens of North Carolina.
ISBN: 9780738518169
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: North Carolina
Series: Campus History
Images: 200
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Lynn Salsi, an award-winning North Carolina writer and historian, and Burke Salsi Jr., a student at North Carolina State University and winner of the Paul Green Multi-Media Award, provide a unique history of a much-beloved educational institution. They bring to life the personalities, communities, and local support that formed and nurtured a school whose contributions to science, conservation, textiles, veterinary science, and engineering extend well beyond the boundaries of North Carolina. The authors provide a unique look into the history of the university, from the “cow college” days through the growth and emergence of the university as a modern scientific institution at the forefront of national and international research.
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