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Apr 4, 2023

Podcast: Cofounding the Extraordinary With 321 Coffee

On this episode of the NC State Philanthropy Podcast, we’re joined by Lindsay Wrege and Michael Evans of 321 Coffee. These Park Scholars cofounded the coffee company while they were freshmen at NC State with help from their scholarships, the Andrews Launch Accelerator and other sources of private support. The result: a Raleigh-based coffee company that currently employs more than 50 adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. 

Poole College of Management artwork

Mar 24, 2023

Look Back on 30 Years of Poole College

As the Poole College of Management celebrates its anniversary, we reflect on the important milestones and achievements that underpin its rising reputation — including the naming gifts from Lonnie and Carol Poole, Ben Jenkins, and Judy and Steve Zelnack that have given the college the extra resources needed to propel it forward. 

Lynn Clark

Mar 13, 2023

Lynn Clark and His Family Support Faculty Excellence at Poole

Clark’s deep ties with NC State influenced his family’s decision to fund a professorship within the Poole College of Management during the university’s recent Think and Do the Extraordinary Campaign. That professorship, named in Lynn’s honor, was recently awarded for the first time, with Jeffrey Pollack named as the Lynn T. Clark II Distinguished Professor of Entrepreneurship. 

The Salmon family

Mar 7, 2023

Salmon Family Gives Back to Serve Others

For more than 20 years, the Salmon family have been Wolfpack Club supporters and enjoyed giving back to NC State’s athletics programs. They have also given back on the academic side of the university via need-based scholarships, study abroad opportunities and more. 

Suzanne Gordon

Feb 27, 2023

Pack Profile: Suzanne Gordon

An NC State alumna with three degrees to her name, Suzanne Gordon not only supports her alma mater financially but has also served on several of its most important boards — something that was once unheard of for Wolfpack women. 

Saul Flores near his home in Brooklyn.

Feb 27, 2023

Walking the Walk

Saul Flores‘ memories of his 2010 journey from Ecuador to the United States are never far from his mind. Today, the NC State alumnus and Caldwell Fellow speaks on college campuses across the nation about his experiences tracing the “Walk of the Immigrants.” 

An aerial photo of NC State's Centennial Campus. Photo by Marc Hall

Feb 13, 2023

NC State to Explore a New Building for the Poole College of Management on Centennial Campus

NC State will commission a design study to establish the overall space needs, costs and location for a potential new building for the Poole College of Management, as announced at the university’s buildings and property committee meeting on Jan. 26. Following the completion of the study, college and university leadership will determine whether to continue the project. If the decision is made to continue, the next step would be to raise funds for the construction of the new building. 

Mark Beasley, Jesse Ellis, Jeffrey Pollack and Bill Rand

Jan 30, 2023

Four Poole Faculty Receive New Distinguished Professorships

Four Poole College of Management faculty members were honored recently with distinguished professorships. The addition of Mark Beasley, Jesse Ellis, Jeffrey Pollack and Bill Rand brings the total number of distinguished professors in the college to 15, including Frank Buckless, the Stephen P. Zelnak Jr. Dean of the Poole College of Management. 

The wolf wood sculpture in Talley Student Union

Jan 23, 2023

New NC State Crowdfunding Projects Launch

NC State Crowdfunding has launched seven new projects this winter to connect the Wolfpack community with causes they are passionate about and that help our students, faculty and staff bring their ideas to life. 

Kyle and Alyssa holding a presentation check at their golf tournament

Jan 17, 2023

More Than Money

After losing her mother to cancer three days into her freshman year at NC State, Alyssa Bowker found herself thrust into a challenging emotional and financial situation. To honor her mother, and seeded by gifts from their wedding guests, she and her husband created an endowment that they continue to grow to support students facing similar difficulties.