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Tom Relihan

Social Media Specialist

Butler Communications Building

Department and Affiliations

Marketing and Communications Office, University Communications, Social Media Hub

Tom Relihan has joined the Poole College of Management as a social media specialist and a member of the Marketing and Communications team. He is working out of the NC State University Communications’ Social Media Hub, a team of skilled social media professionals working across the campus.

Within Poole College, Relihan is responsible for promoting the college’s online presence and engaging with key audiences and will be a part of the strategic web unit. His overall role is developing and overseeing strategic social media and digital initiatives for Poole College that are in line with the college and university’s strategic goals.

Outside of Poole College, Relihan has settled in from his move to Raleigh and enjoys hiking with his wife, Jen, and their dog, cooking, reading, and martial arts.

Research Areas


Bachelor of Arts, Journalism, University of Massachusetts, Amherst (2014)

Honors and Awards

  • 2018 New England Better Newspaper Competition: Right-to-Know — Second Place
  • 2017 New England Better Newspaper Competition: Right-to-Know — Third Place
  • 2016 New England Society of News Editors Award: Finalist
  • 2016 New England Better Newspaper Competition — Education Reporting — First Place