McLauchlan Leadership Challenge Brings Jenkins MBA Student ‘Out of the Chair, Into the Air’
Sahir Patel came to NC State's Jenkins MBA program to gain independence and see the world. Patel has wanted to go skydiving since childhood, and the McLauchlan Leadership Series put him on a path to do that as part of his personal journey.
Three Teams Begin 2019 Andrews Launch Accelerator
The 2019 Andrews Launch Accelerator cohort has begun three months of intensive learning sessions and mentoring at the Entrepreneurship Clinic. In 2016, NC State alumnus Chip Andrews and his wife Lyn established the NC State Acceleration Fund that awards grants annually to student startup companies. Lelon Winstead, an alum and member of the Wolfpack Investor Network, is assisting as a mentor.
Poole Showcase Celebrates Student Innovation and Employer Engagement
VF Corporation, a worldwide apparel and footwear company headquartered in Greensboro, was named Employer of the Year at Poole College's 11th annual Leadership and Innovation Showcase. VF has been a dedicated supporter of Poole College students and their successes. The showcase also featured presentations from student teams highlighting various entrepreneurship opportunities at NC State, many of which are enhanced by private support.
A Dream Taking Flight
Tyler Haritan says scholarship support helped him navigate NC State’s Naval ROTC program and set him up for success as he chases his dream of becoming a fighter pilot.
NC State Names New Dean of Poole College of Management
Frank Buckless has been named Stephen P. Zelnak Jr. Dean of the Poole College of Management at NC State University. A faculty member in the Department of Accounting since 1989, Buckless recently served as the interim dean of Poole College and Matthew and Ruth Keen Faculty Fellow.
Two Recognized for Outstanding Outreach and Engagement
Mark Beasley and Jessica Thomas, innovative directors of the Enterprise Risk Management Initiative (ERM) and the Business Sustainability Collaborative (BSC), respectively, at the Poole College of Management, were honored recently for their commitment to teaching, research and public service by NC State’s Office of Outreach and Engagement. BSC is supported in part by a gift from Lonnie Poole.
Mark Baxter Receives Inaugural Distinguished MAC Alumni Award
Mark Baxter, who received his bachelor’s degree in accounting in 1996 at the Poole College of Management and his master’s in accounting in 1998 through the Jenkins MAC program, was recognized at the MAC program’s 25th Anniversary Celebration Reception held on April 4. An assurance partner at EY in Raleigh, Baxter is an active, involved alum, serving on the Poole College of Management Board of Advisors, the MAC Board of Advisors, the NC State Executive Education Board, as well as coordinating his firm's relationship with the college and supporting students through the Baxter Family Endowment.
Creating Value for Wolfpack Investors – and Students
The opportunities offered by the Jenkins MBA program's Technology Entrepreneurship Commercialization Scholars program drew Gary Sanguinetti from New Jersey to North Carolina. Now in his second year of the program, Sanguinetti is training to re-enter the entrepreneurship sector and happy to collaborate with others in the Wolfpack Investor Network.
Four Alumni Named to BOT
The UNC Board of Governors named Ed Stack, a former student body president, to the NC State Board of Trustees and reappointed three other alumni -- Chip Andrews, Stan Kelly and Dewayne Washington -- to the 13-member advisory board for four-year terms.
Poole College of Management Dean Finalists Announced
On-campus interviews for the Stephen P. Zelnak Dean of the Poole College of Management finalist candidates are underway. Candidates are sharing their strategic visions for the college and how they would expand upon PCOM's strong foundation of business innovation and success.