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Hipps Gives Back to CALS, Engineering and Athletics

coach and two football players
Former assistant football coach Cary Brewbaker (center) is one of four men Jim Hipps and his wife, Kathy, chose to honor by establishing endowed funds at the university.

Graduate Student Award in engineering among those created by supporter

-Written by Nicholas Langhorne

Growing up on a small farm in western North Carolina, Jim Hipps often wondered about his future. In the late 1960s, a football scholarship brought Hipps to NC State University, where he earned a degree in biological and agricultural engineering and a graduate certificate in sanitary engineering.

Now retired, Hipps and his wife, Kathy, recently made philanthropic commitments that will positively impact the university for generations to come and will honor some of the people who defined Jim’s experience as a student-athlete at NC State.

Read more from NC State’s Giving News

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