Josh Privette of Wendell is one of four graduating seniors at N.C. State University who received the Walter J. Mathews Medal this year.
The medal is the highest non-academic distinction awarded to a NCSU student and recognizes seniors who have made significant contributions to the university. The award is based on each student’s leadership and service to the university. The medal is named after Walter Jerome Mathews, the first student to arrive on the campus of the N.C. College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts in 1889.
Privette, who earned a degree in political science, was the transportation and campus safety chairman. He was also involved in the alumni association student ambassador program, represented student interests on the Physical Environment Standing committee and streamed access to campus departments for fellow students.
The East Wake High graduate is the son of Joe and Kimberly Privette.