NC State kicks off yearlong celebration of 125th birthday

March 7, 2012
By Bill Krueger

Happy Birthday, NC State!

PrintIt was on this day, 125 years ago, that  Charles Dabney signed the legislation to create the North Carolina College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts. That, of course, would later become what we now know as NC State.

Today also kicks off  a yearlong celebration of the university’s 125th birthday.  It will feature a birthday bash at Reynolds Coliseum on April 2, a bigger and better homecoming celebration this fall, the dedication of the Hunt Library on Centennial Campus and much more. There will even be a new flavor of Howling Cow ice cream.

It would be worth your while to take a few minutes to visit the university’s website on the 125th anniversary. While you’re there, be sure to check out the video that captures NC State’s tradition of excellence and the transformative nature of the work being done here.

Here at, we’ll be marking the year with periodic reminders of important, or fun, dates in NC State’s history. Stay tuned.


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