Recent Grads

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Stay Connected

As a recent grad — who has received a degree in the past 10 years — you represent the future of NC State. Your support is an important part of transforming the student experience and continuing to offer the top-quality education our students deserve. Your gift has an impact! If every recent grad contributes only $5 per month this year, it will add up to more than $2,580,000. Make your gift today.

Recent Grad Philanthropy Council


This committee exists to foster the important connection between NC State University and its recent graduates. Members help promote the interests of NC State’s recent graduates and work alongside the Office of Annual Giving to encourage alumni giving and positive alumni relationships.


  • Advise the Office of Annual Giving on engaging and building a relationship with
    recent graduates
  • Serve as a voice for recent graduates to the university as it relates to fostering
  • Establish a sense of community among the university’s recent graduate donors
  • Increase philanthropic understanding for recent graduates


Millie Brooks ’14, Co-Chair


Millie grew up in Boone, NC and moved to Raleigh for her first year at NC State. She received a B.S. in Fashion and Textile Management from the College of Textiles with a concentration in Brand Management and Marketing. While at NC State, Millie was actively involved in Delta Delta Delta sorority and the Pan-Hellenic Council. She was introduced to the Office of Annual Giving her sophomore year as a student caller. From there, Millie transitioned to a student supervisor role at the call center and sat in as a co-chair of the Senior Class Gift Committee. Millie currently works as a senior enterprise paid search strategist at ROI Revolution.

“I give back to NC State because I wouldn’t change a thing about the experience I had there. My classes were amazing and my professors pushed me to grow both academically and professionally. The most valuable work experience I gained in college resulted from internship opportunities I received through the College of Textiles. I never plan to stop giving back to NC State because I want to help sustain the programs and traditions that shaped my undergraduate experience, as I know other alumni did for me.”

Ashleigh Eason ’10, Co-Chair

ashleigh-easonAshleigh is a Wake Forest native and graduated from NC State in 2010 with a B.S. in paper science and engineering with a minor in English. Ashleigh currently works as a District Sales Representative for Nalco Water, An Ecolab Company, the world’s leading water treatment and process improvement company. Ashleigh enjoys working with her customers to implement projects that reduce the use of energy, water and other natural resources. Because she enjoys supporting NC State, Ashleigh is a member of the Wolfpack Club, the Alumni Association and the Recent Grad Development Committee. She also enjoys singing and is active with her church choir group.

“I give to NC State because I want to continue to make a positive impact on the lives of future students the same way donor support affected my time in school. I wouldn’t be where I am today without the tools and life lessons with which NC State equipped me.”

Hannh Acuff Skillestad ’13, Secretary

Hannah Acuff Skillestad grew up in Spruce Pine, North Carolina. She came to NC State undecided on her academic path, but eventually majored in middle grades education with a concentration in language arts and social studies. Besides teaching, Hannah explored several different career paths before finding her passion back at NC State with the Office of Annual Giving. During her time at NC State, Hannah served as the university mascot, Ms. Wuf. In addition to being a staff member, Hannah remains an active alumna as a member of the Wolfpack Club and Alumni Association.

“I give to NC State because NC State gave so much to me. As a student, I benefited tremendously from private giving through study abroad and countless other resources afforded to me. I want to ensure that future members of the Pack have access to the same life-changing opportunities.”


Join the Recent Grad Philanthropy Council today!

Social Media Ambassadors

What is a social media ambassador?

An NC State social media ambassador helps generate positive energy and shares the importance of giving to NC State online, using his or her personal social media accounts.

Ambassadors will be asked to share content regularly from the NC State Recent Grad social media accounts and to promote time-sensitive initiatives and programs.