Supporting the School

Your gift to the School of Design, Architecture, and Art helps NDSU students succeed in every aspect of their education. Thanks to generous donors, NDSU students are able to receive a top-quality education, pursue research that pushes the boundaries of their craft, and excel professionally after graduation regardless of their financial circumstances.  

If you would like to make a gift to support NDSU students in the School of Design, Architecture, and Art, you can click the Give Now button. You can also reach out to Viet via email, call, or text to discuss making a gift. 

We look forward to helping you impact the arts, humanities, and social sciences in a way that means the most to you. 

Go Bison! 


Viet Nguyen

Development Director of the College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences

NDSU Foundation


Cellphone (Call or Text): 614-314-2667



Viet Nguyen is a first generation Vietnamese American, born in Columbus, OH now working in Fargo, ND. Viet has a passion for the performing arts as he was a French Horn player in his local concert band and a Mellophone player in The Ohio State University Marching Band. As a first generation American to two Vietnamese parents, Viet understands the power and need for higher education to be accessible to all. Viet works with our College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences, and helps establish positive relationships with our friends, alumni, and local businesses to help them make the impact that means the most to them and makes sure that they see the impact of their support. Have a question on how you can make an impact here in the School of Design, Architecture, and Art? Contact Viet, and he’ll be sure to walk you through the steps and direct you to an area that means the most to you!


Ask Me

Who are your role models or inspiring folks?

My parents and Trevor Noah


Outside of art and design fields, what inspires you?

Learning new Cultures, Traveling, Books and series created by Bryan Konietzko and Michael Dante DiMartino


What was your most memorable meal?

My most memorable meal was celebrating the Lunar New Year with my Family back in Columbus, before moving to Fargo! Shoutout to Pho Delicious in Downtown Fargo for making Pho just like the one my mother makes me!


In your office, you can only have three things, one book, one tool, and one picture. What would they be and why?

Madam C.J. Walker’s Gospel of Giving – Black Women’s Philanthropy during Jim Crow, to remind me of the power of community and giving. A picture of my family and partner to remind me of my stories and passions. My Ohio State Blanket to keep me warm during the Fargo Winter!

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