Department of History
First History courses
Courses in history offered when the North Carolina College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts opens
- 1923 Department of Rural Sociology and History established
Department of History and Sociology, Department of Rural Sociology
Department of History and Sociology formed when rural sociology curriculum was separated from the program. A separate Department of Rural Sociology was also created.
New Library Leadership
Hugh T. Lefler, head of the History Department and chair of the Library Committee, became acting director of the library until the following year.
History and Sociology curricula separated
Department of History and Sociology divided into two departments: Department of History and Department of Sociology.
- 1943 Department of History and Political Science established
Department of History, Department of Politics
The Department of History and Political Science is divided into two departments - the Department of History and Department of Politics.
Third female full professor
Doris King becomes the third woman to serve as a full professor, teaching courses in history and education.
First female African-American undergraduate degree recipient
Norma Wright Garcia becomes the first African-American female to receive an undergraduate degree, earning a BA in history.
Third female department head
Mary E. (Betty) Wheeler becomes head of the Department of History, and only the third female to hold a position of department head at NC State.
Terry Gannon graduates
Terry Gannon graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree. He had been a member of the "Cardiac Pack" men's basketball team that won the 1983 NCAA championship. He later became a sportscaster for ESPN/ABC and other media outlets.
Institutional History of the History Department
Joshua D. Hager wrote History at NC State: An Institutional History.