Catherine Teague Sigal in honor of her mother Virginia Stoddart Teague
The Virginia Stoddart Teague Extraordinary Opportunity Scholarship Endowment was created by Catherine Teague Sigal (College of Sciences ‘76) in honor of her mother Virginia, now in her 100th year. In addition to being the mother of an NC State alumna, Virginia’s husband Thomas Teague was also an NC State graduate (Electrical Engineering ’36).
Virginia was born in David City, Nebraska, in 1920. She attended the University of Nebraska and graduated with a major in Business. She then worked for General Electric in Schenectady, New York, where she met her husband, Thomas. She retired from General Electric to raise her three daughters but always remained active in community volunteer activities wherever the family moved, especially the Junior Auxiliary. When the family relocated to Mexico City in 1969, Virginia became fluent in Spanish. She was also an avid golfer, winning numerous tournaments.
Virginia is a devoted reader and champion of fact-based information, and she is a role model for her daughters. She remains the steward of two family farms and has always had an interest in agriculture. She is also a life-long supporter of animal welfare. It is therefore a fitting tribute to Virginia that this scholarship be established at NC State, an institution with rigorous academic standards, strong programs in the sciences and agricultural sciences, and a top-ranked veterinary school. The family hopes this scholarship will provide more opportunity for a student to focus on his or her studies and thereby help build a foundation for future career aspirations.