Association of Retired Faculty

North Carolina State University

Organization & Governance


The Association of Retired Faculty (ARF) consists of retired faculty and EPA professional staff from North  Carolina State University. The organization was founded in 1983 to share common interests and to maintain an organized Association with the University.



The Association of Retired Faculty (ARF) seeks to promote the general welfare of its retired faculty, of the  University and society in general. The Association offers retirees a continuing link with the University, as well as  opportunities for social gatherings, stimulation of the mind, and service to NC State.



Our luncheons are the Association's highlights. We meet at the University Club on the third Wednesdays of the following months: September, October, November, January, February, March, April and May unless otherwise announced in advance.

****All retirees, spouses, and guests are welcome!****

The program typically begins with a social at about 10:30 am and adjourns by about 1:30 pm. The content of the program and the program structure may vary. A typical agenda includes minimal ARF business beginning at about 10:50 am followed by a morning speaker. At about 11:50 am, a buffet lunch is enjoyed. The typical agenda also includes an afternoon speaker who is introduced at about 12:40 pm. Specific program and signup information about the current luncheon program is found in the box below.

To view the program and make reservations, click here.

Unsure whether you have made a reservation? Click here.

Please note that from time to time these times may change. Be sure to check the times either from the email you receive or from the advertised program.

  • To see a listing of upcoming speakers. click here.
  • To see names of speakers and topics since 2001, click here. Links, in bold print, are provided for "powerpoint" presentations that some speakers made and permitted their publication.



The Friday Award recognizes exemplary accomplishments and contributions made during retirement. It is named for William C. Friday who remained active and influential in a wide variety of capacities following his retirement as president of the University of North Carolina system in 1986.  For example, he was the founder and co-chairmen of the Knight Foundation Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics and was the host of the WUNC-TV series North Carolina People. Nominees for this award may be anyone in the community; association with NC State University is not a requirement. Special consideration will be given to those whose activities are substantially different from those of their professional careers. The award may be made posthumously and more than one may be made in a given year.


Listing of Friday Awardees



Special Events

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