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Martha Harmening


Martha is a proud two-time NC State alum with over 25 years of experience in higher education.  She has spent most of her career working at NC State and loves all things Wolfpack.  One of her favorite things about working at NC State is the energy of being on a university campus, surrounded by students, faculty and staff all working together.  Martha grew up in a small town in southeastern North Carolina (she likes to point out that her hometown was smaller than NC State’s freshman class), and she began her NC State career as a transfer student … so she understands some of the challenges that transfer students face when starting at NC State.  She loves being a part of the C3 team and helping other students navigate their transition to NC State.

Karina Zimmerman

Assistant Director

Karina Zimmerman is a North Carolina native, having attended high school in Cary and college at UNC Asheville. As a 1st generation college student herself, she knows the importance of getting good advice along the way. She has an extensive background in academic advising as well as transfer and retention programming at both the community college and university levels. Karina is excited to help students in C3 feel at home with their NC State community from the moment they enroll into the program.

Holly Cowfer

Program Assistant

Holly Cowfer is a proud alum. She was a community college transfer herself and knows the importance of transfer advising. She’s worked at NC State for over 5 years and has loved every minute of it. Holly’s favorite parts of working with C3 are planning unique events (hello, financial aid information session and dairy tour combination!) and helping students realize that they can come to NC State via the community college system.

Jen Foster

Program Coordinator

Jen Foster is a proud grad of NC State. With 20+ years of experience in Admissions, Financial Aid, and scholarship programs on campus, she might not know the answer but she knows how to find it. Jen’s favorite parts of working in C3 are writing really long emails and helping students build connections with others. She makes sure that Howling Cow ice cream is a central part of lots of C3 events.

Mailing Address

Community College Collaboration

Registration and Records
Campus Box 7313
1000C Harris Hall
Raleigh, NC 27695