Clinton presents award to N.C. State student

Posted January 28, 2009 4:25 p.m. EST

— Former President Bill Clinton presented the first annual President William Jefferson Clinton Hunger Leadership Award to N.C. State senior John Davis Coggin during his visit to campus on Jan. 26.

Coggin, a native of Sanford, is majoring in Communication and Interdisciplinary Studies. He has applied for the Emerson National Hunger Fellowship.

Ray Buchanan, founder and president of Stop Hunger Now, presented a cash award for Coggin to fund further educational experience that will advance his knowledge and understanding of hunger and related issues.

“Our entire focus is on ending world hunger, and we are proud of him for doing his part," Buchanan said.