Preston Palmeiro has made his own mark at N.C. State as one of the team’s best hitters the past three seasons. A three-year starter, he leads the Wolfpack in RBI (48) and doubles (18) and is second on the team with a .327 batting average and home runs (8) this season.
The text of the commencement address that David Gergen, a North Carolina native, delivered at Elon University. Gergen, a senior political analyst for CNN and co-director of the Center for Public Leadership at the Harvard Kennedy School, is founding chair of Elon University School of Law’s advisory board. He also served as adviser to four U.S. presidents: Nixon, Ford, Reagan and Clinton.