Nancy Ridenhour Receives the Watauga Medal

Nancy Ridenhour is one of three NC State alumni who earned the Watauga Medal, the university’s highest nonacademic honor, at the Founders’ Day Dinner on March 5. The Board of Trustees presents the annual award to recognize individuals who have made significant contributions to the advancement of NC State.

A longtime member of the Park Scholarships Selection Committee, Ridenhour graduated from NC State in 1976 with a bachelor’s degree in statistics. After 17 years in the textiles, financial, and computer consulting industries, she went into business for herself in 1993 as a business technology analyst.

She has provided decades of service to the College of Sciences, the Alumni Association, and Park Scholarships. Among her many volunteer efforts, she supported the renovation of the Cox Hall lobby and spearheaded a student recruitment and alumni outreach event near her hometown of Kannapolis, North Carolina.

Chancellor Randy Woodson also noted that Ridenhour is a loyal supporter of Wolfpack athletics.

“Her extraordinary generosity to NC State crosses all of those interests, with support for everything from experiential learning and professorships in the College of Sciences, to scholarships to sports,” he said.

A version of this post was originally published in NC State News.
Read the full article, Meet the 2020 Watauga Medal Winners.