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Challenge Coin

Military and Veteran Services is thrilled to announce the official launch of the Challenge Coin program.

Although the origins of the Challenge Coin tradition are debated as they were never officially sanctioned, they have become a mainstay of life in military and government service. One may not always remember where they went nor what they did, but behind every coin is a story that will never be forgotten. Thus, it is considered a tremendous honor to be awarded a Challenge Coin.

Military and veteran student nominations are now being accepted for outstanding NC State faculty, staff, and administrators who have made an impact on your journey. To nominate someone at NC State to receive a Challenge Coin, please complete the Challenge Coin nomination form.

Challenge Coin Recipients

We would like to recognize the following faculty and staff who have been nominated by our military-connected students to receive a Challenge Coin.

  • Dr. S.T. Alexander – Associate Professor of Electrical & Computer Engineering
  • Jen Arthur – MBA Director of Admissions
  • Dr. Robert Bardon – Associate Dean for Extension & Professor for the College of Natural Resources
  • Dr. Michelle Bartlett – Assistant Teaching Professor of Educational Leadership, Policy, and Human Development
  • LTG (ret) Daniel Bolger – Teaching Assistant Professor of History
  • Dr. Dean Bruno – Assistant Professor of History
  • Dr. Joseph Caddell – Teaching Assistant Professor of History
  • Dr. Jon Carr – Named Professor of Management, Innovation, & Entrepreneurship
  • Megan Cherry – Professor of History
  • Dr. Nicole Marie Childs – Teaching Assistant Professor of Educational Leadership, Policy, & Human Development
  • Dr. Christopher Galik – Associate Professor of Public & International Affairs
  • Dr. Marc Grimmett – Associate Professor of Educational Leadership, Policy, & Human Development
  • Dr. Eileen Haase – Counselor at NC State Counseling Services
  • Chris Hitch – Adjunct Lecturer of Management, Innovation and Entrepreneurship
  • Jeffrey Huckel – Director of Student Services at the College of Veterinary Medicine
  • Thom J. Hodgson – Distinguished Professor at Fitts Department of Industrial & System Engineering
  • Ebony Jones – Instructor of History
  • Bruce McDonald – Associate Professor of Public Budgeting & Finance for Department of Public Administration
  • Vilma Mueller – Assistant Director of Advising and Student Affairs, MBA Program – Poole College of Management
  • Dr. Jen Neel – Professor of Veterinary Clinical Pathology
  • Dr. Laura Nelson – Associate Dean & Director of the College of Veterinary Medicine
  • Dr. David Parish – Assistant Dean of Engineering Academic Affairs
  • Dr. Donna Petherbridge – Associate Vice Provost of Academic Technology Innovation
  • Dr. Jennifer Richmond-Bryant – Associate Professor of the Practice of Forestry & Environmental Resources
  • Charlotte Roberts – Professor at College of Education
  • Meggie Romick – Public & International Affairs Graduate Services Coordinator
  • Helen Lupton-Smith – Teaching Assistant Professor & Clinical Coordinator at the College of Education
  • Dr. Amanda Janis Stewart – Public & International Affairs
  • Cecilia Townsend – Advising Coordinator & Lecturer of Electrical & Computer Engineering
  • Kristen Will – Human Resources Manager for Public Safety
  • Dr. Beth Wilson – Associate Professor of Parks, Recreation & Tourism Management
  • Barbara Zelter – BSW Field Coordinator & Senior Lecturer of Social Work