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David Morgan Named Alumnus of the Year

Morgan was honored at the North Carolina State University Alumni Associationâ��s Evening of Stars event in December 2007. Eighteen distinguished NC State University alumni were honored at the event.

The annual awards program recognizes alumni and friends who have given back to their professions, their communities and their alma mater. Recipients were chosen by each of NC State’s 10 colleges, the Wolfpack Club and the Alumni Association.

“Each of our honorees is a talented, extraordinary individual, who adds value to an NC State diploma and serves as an inspiration for others, as well as being a worthy role model for our current students,” said Chancellor James Oblinger. “They are achievers of the highest order – alumni who are making a difference in their communities, in our state and in the world.”
“We are very pleased to recognize Dave’s professional achievements and especially his ongoing active involvement with the college, including his current role as chair of our college-wide advisory board, “ said Ira R. Weiss, dean.

Speaking about the recognition later, Morgan said, â��You get a lot of pride in being associated with the university, and what itâ��s doing throughout the state and the world. Itâ��s one of the driving engines of the economy in the region.”

â��You also want to be associated with something that youâ��re passionate about,â�� he said. For him, that includes his alma mater. Morgan received his bachelor’s from NC State’s College of Management in 1982. He also received a degree from the Graduate School of Banking at Louisiana State University.

Morgan first got involved in service to the College of Management through its Entrepreneurship Education Initiative (EEI), serving on the EEI board of advisors and as a judge for its annual $10K Business Plan Competition. �I liked what they were doing with the business plan competition and the curriculum,� he said.

Morgan joined the Dean�s Advisory Board in 2003, and was named chair in 2007.

He says that his involvement with college is a natural extension of his work in the banking industry. �You always want to be involved in the community. It goes hand-in-hand; that�s what banking is all about,� Morgan said.

Morgan has 21 years of business lending experience. In his current role, he is responsible for all commercial and retail banking at Capital Bank. He previously served as Capital Bank�s chief banking officer, overseeing the commercial and retail banking functions statewide. Prior to joining Capital Bank, he held executive-level positions with a large Southeastern bank, where he served the Granville, Wake, Durham and Franklin County areas.