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Alumni and Giving

The Poole College of Management is on the forefront of business education and research — and we owe that status to an extraordinary community of alumni and friends.

A Rising Star

Ours is a young college, founded only a quarter of a century ago, yet our alumni already number 25,000 strong and counting. They include some of the business world’s outstanding stars and many of its brightest prospects. Across North Carolina and beyond, our network is growing — and with it, Poole College’s reputation as an innovative business school defining the future of entrepreneurship, analytics, technology management and corporate engagement.

The college has broken new ground in philanthropy, too: In 2010, a generous gift from Lonnie C. Poole Jr. and his wife Carol Johnson Poole made this the first endowed college at NC State. In 2014, we created the university’s first endowed dean’s chair. And thanks to the generous support of our alumni and friends, we’re on course to become an internationally recognized, world-class business school.

Our star is rising. Our students, faculty and programs are thriving. With the launch of NC State’s $1.6 billion fundraising campaign, our extraordinary future is now within reach.

Part of the Pack

The Poole College of Management offers lifetime benefits to its alumni. Our graduates return to hear from thought leaders, participate in seminars and executive education, mentor or provide professional development to the next generation of students, and supply their company’s talent pipeline from our deep pool of graduates.

Make sure to join the NC State Alumni Association, connect with us on LinkedIn and Facebook, or email the Poole Pack to see how you can get involved in our networking events, both social and professional.

Accelerating Startups

The NC State Acceleration Fund will provide support to budding student entrepreneurs, thanks to a $1 million gift from alumnus Robert “Chip” F. Andrews III — who earned his B.A. in economics from NC State in 1966 — and his wife Lyn.