Former NCSU student photog killed in Libya

Chris Hondros at NCSU     Chris Hondros at NCSU     Chris Hondros at NCSU

 Chris Hondros at NCSU     Chris Hondros at NCSU     Chris Hondros at NCSU

Chris Hondros at N.C. State last spring. Photos by Tim O’Brien.

Chris Hondros at NCSU     Chris Hondros at NCSU     Chris Hondros at NCSU

 Chris Hondros at NCSU     Chris Hondros at NCSU     Chris Hondros at NCSU

Chris Hondros at N.C. State last spring. Photos by Tim O’Brien.

The Associated Press and Agence France-Presse April 10 reported that Chris Hondros, a 1993 graduate of N.C. State with a BA in English, was killed in Libya on assignment for Getty Images. Later in the day, Getty Images confirmed that Hondros had been shot and killed. Tim Hetherington a photographer also working in the area was killed.

Many alumni and friends have asked how to contribute in memory of photographer Hondros, a former photographer for both Technician and the Agromeck.

If you, or someone you know, would like to make a donation to N.C. State in Chris’ memory, we are working with University officials and the family to set up an endowment in his name. We can begin collecting donations now that will go into a holding account. After we raise $25,000, we can create scholarships or other opportunities in Chris’ name, depending on the wishes of the family. In the unlikely event that we do not raise $25,000, we can still use the money for programmatic needs such as a speaker series like the University Scholars series that has that brought Chris to campus twice in the last two years. Such donations are fully tax-deductible.

Anyone who would like to make a donation to
The N.C. State Foundation
Becky Bumgardner, executive director
University Development
CB7501, 40 Pullen Rd.
Raleigh, NC 27695

Enclose a note stating that the money is being donated in memory of Chris Hondros.

LINK to Hondros’ photo blog at the New York Times.