In a ceremony held today, Emily was one of only four graduating seniors to receive the Mathews Medal, the highest non-academic distinction awarded to NC State students. The Mathews Medal is modeled after the Watauga Medal and is administered by the Alumni Association Student Ambassador Program.
The award 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. The Mathews Medal recognizes seniors who have made significant contributions based on leadership and service.
Emily Tucker of Gaithersburg, MD. is a Park Scholar majoring in industrial engineering. She served on the University Affairs committee as a student senator and founded the Reusable Regatta, a raft race to on Lake Raleigh to promote campus sustainability. She also chaired the Krispy Kreme Challenge and served as president of the Institute of Industrial Engineers.