People: Sherry Stallings

Sherry Stallings

Senior Communications Lead Marketing and Communications
Address Box 7113 Raleigh NC 27695 Phone: 919-513-4491
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Biographical Info

Sherry O’Neal Stallings, DELTA’s senior communications lead, started working at DELTA in January of 2015. With two decades of experience at NC State, Sherry brought a wealth of knowledge and insight to her position. She provides content and writing expertise while mainly focusing on writing, editing and branding for DELTA. She also promotes and writes articles for DELTA News, leads social media, and established a monthly email newsletter called DELTA Connections.

Sherry helps increase awareness of DELTA and its service across NC State’s campus and to outside entities. She is active in both the university’s StateComm group as well as the College Communicators Roundtable. Sherry cultivates and maintains relationships across the university with several people and effortlessly collaborates with college and unit communicators. Currently, Sherry serves as a board member for the College News Association of the Carolinas, which she has been a member of since 1994 and has held officer positions as well.

Sherry’s passion for diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging led to her being one of the organizing members of DELTA’s DEIBA group. She earned the Inclusive Excellence Certificate and The Credential in 2022 and is currently on track to earn a Strategic Practice Certificate from the Office of Institutional Equity and Diversity in spring 2023.

She is active in the Internal Communications Affinity Group led by NC State’s UComm group.

Her prior positions at NC State include adjunct professor in the Department of Communication, director of communication for the College of Design, and communications program manager for the Institute for Transportation Research and Education (ITRE).

A Raleigh native, Sherry graduated from NC State University with a Bachelor of Arts in communication, and from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a Master of Arts in communication and a minor focus in journalism. She holds a Professional Communication certificate from Duke University’s Continuing Studies.

She received a 2015 Pride of the Wolfpack Award in her first year at DELTA and was a nominee for the SHRA Provost’s Office Award for Excellence in 2018. In July 2018, Sherry received the H. Lewis Gaston award for outstanding service from the College News Association of the Carolinas and she received the Watt Huntley Award from the Raleigh Public Relations Society for accomplishments in public relations for higher education. In 2005, she won a College of Design’s Award of Excellence.