Few individuals have had closer ties to NC State through its 125 years than John W. Harrelson.
Harrelson was valedictorian of his class when he graduated from North Carolina State College in 1909. He immediately went to work as a math instructor at the college, and later became a professor. He was head of the math department when he was appointed dean of administration in 1934. That meant he was in charge of State College -- the first alumnus[...] READ MORE