CSC News

April 19, 2018

Spring Diploma Ceremony Set for May 10th in Reynolds Coliseum

Please join us for the NC State University Computer Science Department Spring Diploma Ceremony on Thursday, May 10th at 6:00 p.m.  The ceremony will be held in the newly renovated William Neal Reynolds Coliseum on the campus of NC State University, located at 2411 Dunn Avenue, Raleigh (directions).


Kimberly Calhoun, COO of Money Masters TV and Network, CEO and Founder of CAP Science Labs, and inventor of Guardianator, will provide the keynote address. 


Calhoun is an engineer, a serial entrepreneur, and a TV Host for MoneyMasters on BIZTV where she interviews some the world’s leading CEO’s, Money Experts and Authors in roundtable discussions.  She has 30 plus years’ experience building profitable business organizations from startup ventures, acquisitions, turnarounds, and high-growth organizations.  

She began her career in 1984 as a Telecom Engineer where she was part of implementing new technology and establishing new standards which are currently used today, including broadband with the North Carolina Information Network Highway. In most jobs she was the first and only female hired. She studied Japanese for two years at NC State to improve her communications skills with her colleagues when she was employed with Fujitsu.  She worked in high tech sales managing 16 states in the South East where she developed zero dollar territories into million dollar territories and managed government contracts.    

In 1999, on a dare, she started a small telephone company, obtaining all the licenses herself and operated in over six states successfully.  She was very instrumental in improving the laws and the filing procedures with the PUC and was the first company to achieve approval to operate in a whole state. She has documented success in obtaining a $138M VC for a fiber project which she did in a seven minute pitch.  

In 2010 she sold the telecom licenses for her business and planning to retire when she saw a disturbing problem involving domestic violence victims in the criminal justice system.  She has since invented and patented a new use of technology to enforce protective orders, by providing law enforcement with admissible evidence and a means to intervene when orders are violated. With a working prototype and a perfect team, her invention is now part of a bigger project with National Institute of Standards Technology (aka NIST) and Smart cities.  Since solving the indoor tracking issues last year, her invention has been recognized by other industries as a means to provide safer work environments and to help prevent accidents and fatalities and it is presently being launched in the oil industry this June in Texas. She has also stayed current in the cyber security industry where she speaks about solutions and works as a private consultant.

Calhoun is a very active and engaged member of the department's Strategic Advisory Board.


Approximately 300 graduates are expected to receive their degrees during the ceremony.  Our special thanks go to Bank of America, the NC State Engineering Foundation and the ePartners Program for their generous sponsorship of this event.


Parking is available in the Coliseum Parking Deck located at 201 Jeter Drive.  For the convenience of guests who might require overnight accommodations, there are a number of hotels located in the immediate area.  For more information, click here.


NOTE TO GRADUATES: For the benefit of relatives and friends who may not be able to attend the event in person, the event will be available online via live video streaming at

There are several ways to commemorate this special occasion.  As each graduate is handed his/her diploma, a professional photographer will take his/her picture.  A free color proof will be sent to each graduate’s current mailing address, including a password for online viewing.  There is no obligation to purchase prints.  To receive email notification when photos are online, please visit to pre-register.  If a proof is not received within a week of the ceremony, please contact or call 1-800-722-7033. 



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