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In memory of classmate, Ralph Lane Duncan Jr., the Pulp and Paper Technology Class of 1967 is establishing the R.L. Duncan Memorial/Class of 1967 Scholarship.  During the early morning hours of April 17, 1967, the class of ’67 lost one of its most enthusiastic and well-liked members, R.L. Duncan Jr.  Ralph will be long remembered by his classmates in the Pulp and Paper Technology curriculum for his quick wit and easy going spirit. Ralph matriculated at State in 1963 with the aid of a Pulp and Paper Foundation Scholarship.  He continued to justify this award by his academic record during the following three years. The residents of Lee Dorm will remember Ralph’s spirited term as athletic director, and the intramural sports staff will remember the cooperation “R.L” exhibited in making this program a success.  In addition to his enthusiasm for campus activities, he showed a great deal of interest in helping his family and guiding his younger brother.

And The Recipient Is . . .

Congratulations to Winslow Gurney for being the inaugural recipient of the R.L. Duncan Memorial/Class of 1967 Scholarship. “It is an honor to be the first recipient of this scholarship,” says Winslow.  “To have the Class of ’67 honor their friend and classmate, R.L. Duncan in such a manner speaks volume to who he was, and how life long relationships are formed while here at State,” continues Winslow.  “The example that this group is setting is one to be admired.  Our program is unique in the individualized attention our students receive and how close our students, faculty and staff become during their time here.  It is inspiring to know that this close knit community continues through the alumni years!” Winslow would like to thank each and every person connected to this honor, especially Howard Harrell and Ernie Alexander for taking the time to present this award to me.

Winslow is currently a Junior in Paper Science and Engineering with an intended business minor. She is originally from Stoneville, NC, a very small town about thirty minutes north of Greensboro. Her father graduated from NC State with a Textile Management degree and has worked in the textile and furniture industry, while here younger sister will be attending NC State this upcoming Fall. So you can say that the Gurney family BACKS THE PACK!

Winslow enjoys traveling and has been to several places within the United States, and a few places outside of the country. She would love, at some point in her academic career, and even possible in her future career, to travel overseas, particularly to Europe. 

A Humble Thank You for a Life Changing Impact

Winslow would like to personally thank the Class of ‘67 as well as all donors to our program, college and university. This scholarship will help provide valuable funds to her college expenses. She feels very fortunate to have worked as a Process Engineering Intern for WestRock (summer of ‘16) in Covington, VA which sparked a passion for “all things” paper. This summer she is taking a class at NC State and then beginning a co-op at WestRock (Richmond, VA) in a procurement position.  She is very excited to add this business experience to her production internship.

Thank you again to all of those who support our students!