The NC State Stewards student sustainability program welcomed six new student leaders to their ranks this semester while also sending forth two graduating seniors into the workforce.
Meet The New Stewards
The new members will bolster efforts to move NC State to a brighter, stronger and more sustainable future. NC State Stewards work to promote sustainable practices among their peers and the community through meaningful interaction and education.
Sarah joins from Wolfpack from Waxhaw, N.C. She is a first-year student in the Wilson College of Textiles. Sarah defines sustainability as awareness of our effect on the environment in order to protect future generations, as well as the planet as a whole.
Grace is an Extension Education and Agroecology major from Chapel Hill, N.C. Grace’s passion is derived from her sustainability perspective: to create a world where the long-term environmental, social and economic impacts of decisions are considered by all.
Sarah is a first-year student double majoring in Paper Science and Engineering, as well as Chemical Engineering. Sarah, who is from Clayton, N.C., defines sustainability becoming a conscious consumer in order to minimize one’s impact on the environment and create a healthy planet for future generations to enjoy.
Connor is a first-year civil engineering major from Kenton, Ohio. Connor defines sustainability as a personal acknowledgement of our negative impact on the environment and the attempt through which we try to limit that negative impact.
Hannah is a junior from The Dalles, Oregon majoring in Environmental Technology and Management. She joins the Stewards to expand her definition of sustainability, which is maintaining the world’s natural beauty, health and resources for future generations to utilize and protect.
Madeline (Maddy) is a sophomore Sustainable Materials and Technology major from Chapel Hill, N.C. Maddy defines sustainability as responsible practices and resource use that keep the environment in mind for the future of society and the world.
Onward and Upward
Two Stewards graduated in December 2018 after several years in the program. Congratulations to these Stewards on their accomplishments and future plans.
Nick earned a degree in Environmental Sciences with a minor in psychology and a focus in Communication. He joined the Stewards as a freshman in 2015. Nick is leaving a lasting impact as a key contributor to the Plastic Bag Removal Initiative and the “Sustainable Hacks” awareness program. After graduation, he will be the Marketing and Communications Coordinator with Advanced Energy.
Maxwell earned a degree in Mechanical Engineering and a minor in Sustainable Energy. He became a Steward as a sophomore in spring 2016. One of his major accomplishments was drafting a pilot project to install shower timers in Bragaw Residence Hall to raise student awareness of water use and reduce the building’s water consumption. He successfully secured grant funding for the program to expand across campus. After graduation, he will be a mechanical engineer with Jacobs Engineering Group.