2012 State of the College Report
DEFINING THE FUTURE OF POOLE COLLEGE: ALUMNI & EXTERNAL RELATIONS
As the college’s new executive director of development and external relations, I have spent the past few months getting acquainted with our faculty and the programs they have developed. I have been impressed with the real world perspective of their teaching and research as well as their commitment to our hard-working students. The more I get to know them, the more thrilled I am to be here.
I also have been meeting with alumni and other friends of the college, and am excited about their interest in and support of our programs. Did you know …
- We have more than 20,000 alumni. More than half of those graduated since the college was established in 1992. This growth – and that of the entire NC State alumni community – has been tremendous. But what is more remarkable is the dedication to high academic standards, teaching and research. We haven’t sacrificed quality for growth.
- While the largest proportion of our alumni live in North Carolina, we also are well represented in 45 other states in the U.S., as well as Guam, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, and 53 countries – from Australia to Zimbabwe.
- In any given month, our alumni give back to the college: through presentations in our classrooms and student organization meetings, by offering internships and jobs to our students and graduates, and by providing vital financial support through donations to the annual fund, matching gifts from alumni employers, gifts-in-kind, and other significant financial investments in our students, faculty and programs.
This is an especially exciting time for me to be joining the college and NC State and to celebrate the strong foundation of excellence and outstanding community that we have here.
Later this spring, the university will begin its 125th anniversary celebration; this fall, we will be marking our 20th anniversary as a college. This report provides highlights from 2011. You will be receiving updates from the college about our faculty’s relevant and insightful research and Dean’s Updates reporting on other happenings in the college, as well as communications from our development staff, and the university. I look forward to celebrating together our past accomplishments and looking toward our future and how we can continue to build this growing business school that is already having a strong global impact.
I also would like to hear from you. The dean, your former professors and fellow alumni are interested in learning of your achievements over the years, and your feedback related to current students and programs. We also are interested in your thoughts on trends in your industries. We will be seeking your opinion and advice on a variety of topics, and I invite you to share your thoughts with me at any time. Given our anniversary celebrations, as NC State reflects on its distinguished past, I would like to ask for your thoughts related to our collective future:
What do you think business and management education will be like 125 years from now? You can Tweet your responses to @ncstatepoolemgt using #biz125 or use this form if you would like to provide more details.
I look forward to hearing from you.
With warm regards,
Anya Reid, right, arrived in time to meet some of Poole College’s students, faculty and alumni at the college’s 2011 Homecoming and Parade Viewing Porch Party. Among those are MBA students Bob Flynn, Alicia Baker, Jackelyn Shimko Vander Veer and Marco Zivkovic.comments powered by Disqus