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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.

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Recent Grad Philanthropy Council

What is the Recent Grad Philanthropy Council?

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

How do you become a member?

If you are interested in learning more about the Recent Grad Philanthropy Council or how you can become involved, contact Annual Giving at or 919.513.4243.

Meet our 2017-18 Chair and Vice Chair

Ashleigh Eason ’10, 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.”

Millie Simmons ’14, Vice Chair

millie-simmonsMillie 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 textile brand management and marketing. While at NC State, Millie was actively involved in Delta Delta Delta sorority and the Panhellenic Council. She was introduced to 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 her senior year.

Millie currently works as a senior marketing analyst at ROI Revolution where her department specializes in paid research. ROI Revolution is a digital marketing agency in Raleigh that offers services in paid search management, social media advertising, SEO services and more. In her spare time, she loves playing with her dogs and attending community events. St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and the ASPCA are a couple of organizations that have always been close to her heart. Millie also loves to take Zumba classes and is planning to get married in June.

“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 undergrad experience, as I know other alumni did for me.”

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.

How do I get started?

Alumni interested in becoming social media ambassadors should fill out the online volunteer form.