Hall Wins University’s 2019 Award for Excellence
Charles Hall, the ECE Digital Communications Manager won one of the 2019 NC State University Awards for Excellence for his hard work promoting the department.
June 11, 2019 By Charles Hall
Charles Hall, the ECE Digital Communications Manager was named one of the twelve winners of the 2019 NC State University Award for Excellence. Hall, along with three other nominees from the College of Engineering (who also won Engineering Awards for Excellence) and 51 nominees from across the University, was honored in a ceremony hosted by Chancellor Woodson in the Hunt Auditorium on June 11, 2019.
He is the second ECE employee to have won the University Award in its history. Richard Hodson, the ECE Senior Web Developer also won the award in 2014. This is the most prestigious award that an NC State non-faculty member can receive.
The Awards for Excellence program recognizes the accomplishments and achievements of permanent NC State employees at both the unit and University levels who do not hold faculty rank. Winners received eight hours of paid time off, a $1000 check and an award. Winners of the University’s Award are also then nominated for the Governor’s Awards for Excellence, the highest state employee award.
“NC State’s motto is ‘Think and Do.’ He embodies this motto to its fullest. I truly believe he wants to make ECE the best it can be.”
—Elizabeth New, Undergraduate Student Services Coordinator
Hall joined the ECE department in 2016 in the IT and Operations group, initially undertaking the complete redesign of the departmental web presence. Over his years with the department, he has been responsible for new internal and external websites, all print and electronic promotional material, social media, photography, and an increasing emphasis on video production and storytelling.
“The Department has never looked so good nor been marketed and promoted as well,” described Dan Green, the Director of IT and Operations. “Charles overhauled pretty much anything and everything involved with making the department visually appealing to visitors, students, and alumni both online and here.”
Hall has brought all communications services in-house, including a complete redesign and growth of the department’s annual magazine, Spotlight, and took the lead recognizing the 100th anniversary of the department in 2017, including researching and writing a new history document, “From Electric to Computer.” He has also been extensively involved in the new national branding campaign for the ECE discipline, under the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department Heads Association (ECEDHA)—The Future is What We Do—integrating the campaign into the fabric of the department and exploring new methods and mediums to implement that message, presenting on the topic at the 2019 ECEDHA Conference.