The Wolfpacker

January 2017

The Wolfpacker: An Independent Magazine Covering NC State Sports

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56 ■ THE WOLFPACKER WHEREARETHEYNOW? tory of the program, the intensive 10-month course has become one of NC State's most accomplished graduate degree programs. Last fall, Fuller was accepted into the largest class in the program's nine-year his- tory, with a total of 114 students. He packed up his family and moved back to Raleigh, where he became reacquainted with class- work, long nights of studying and group projects with similarly talented students. He loved every minute. "It seemed like a good fit for me," Fuller said. "Whatever I get into, I want to excel at it to the best of my ability. "A lot of people in society stereotype and think that if someone is into basketball they are probably not going to get into something that is academically intense. "I never felt that way." Early this May, exactly 20 years after he earned his bachelor of science degree from NC State, he walked across the stage again to get his master's degree. He and his family moved back to Charlotte and, in August, he started a research analyst job with Bank of America at its corporate headquarters in the Queen City. His job includes volume forecasting and projecting retail payments across all of Bank of America's platforms in order to provide personnel and equipment for the banking leader's mortgage and credit card services. "This has been a good outcome, one that works well for me," Fuller said. "My goal was to become an analyst." ■ Tim Peeler is a regular contributor to The Wolfpacker and can be reached at After retiring from a 12-year professional basketball career in 2007 and working various jobs, Fuller returned to NC State and completed his Master of Science in Analytics at the school's Institute for Advanced Analytics in May. PHOTO COURTESY NC STATE MEDIA RELATIONS Call Newcomb and Company! We provide expert residential and commercial air conditioning, heating and plumbing services to the Triangle and Wilmington areas. And we've been doing it since 1954 — the same year the Wolfpack joined the ACC! You trust your hometown team, and you can trust our hometown service. Give us a call today! THE PACK WINS, THE CROWD ROARS, YOU HEAD ON HOME... TO A BROKEN HVAC. WHAT DO YOU DO? Heating Cooling Plumbing (919) 862-3000 (910) 392-2030 The Triangle Wilmington

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