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Chris Cooper

Jun 13, 2022

Alumni Spotlight: Chris Cooper ’17

The former Park, Franklin, Goldwater and Churchill Scholarships recipient shares what he has been able to Think and Do since graduating from NC State — and why he’s choosing to give back to his alma mater now. 

new nc state foundation board chair mike constantino and his wife lori

Jun 7, 2022

Constantino Gift Honors and Supports Poole Faculty

A gift established by Mike and Lori Constantino on this year’s NC State Day of Giving will support faculty excellence within the Poole College of Management. The Constantinos endowed the Poole Faculty Enrichment Fund after donors enthusiastically met their Day of Giving challenge: If 100 donors supported the fund within a three-hour window on Day of Giving, the Constantinos would commit $250,000 to fully endow the fund and create sustainable support for faculty. 

Elizabeth and Scott Showalter

May 10, 2022

An Impact That Lasts Beyond Our Lifetime

For Scott Showalter, working at NC State means more than being director of the Poole College of Management’s Jenkins Master of Accounting (MAC) program and teaching courses. He and his wife, Elizabeth, established the merit-based D. Scott and Elizabeth A. Showalter Endowment to help the MAC program support graduate students. 

Bryan Riggsbee

May 3, 2022

Myriad Genetics’ CFO Bryan Riggsbee ’94 Named Spring Commencement Speaker

The Poole College of Management has announced Bryan Riggsbee, chief financial officer of Myriad Genetics, as the spring 2022 commencement speaker. Riggsbee graduated from the college with a bachelor’s in accounting and went on to help fund the Riggsbee Family Scholarship Endowment, which enables other NC State students to follow in his footsteps. 

Wendy Douglas

May 3, 2022

TechFides VP Wendy Douglas ’01 to Speak at Jenkins Graduate Programs Hooding Ceremony

The Poole College of Management has announced Wendy Douglas, vice president of operations and enterprise digitization at TechFides, as the commencement speaker for the spring 2022 Jenkins Graduate Hooding Ceremony. Douglas graduated from the college with a master’s in management and has supported NC State’s Extraordinary Opportunity Scholarship Initiative, the Poole College of Management General Scholarship Endowment, the PCOM Faculty Enrichment Fund and other philanthropic programs since then. 

Russell and Allison Laing

Apr 26, 2022

Laing Family Endows Scholarship for Poole Students in Need

Russell (’80) and Allison Laing know the power of education better than most, which is why they have chosen to endow the Laing Family Scholarship, a need-based scholarship to be awarded to undergraduate students in the Poole College of Management. 

Dereck Whittenburg and James Valvano

Apr 26, 2022

Wolfpack Great Dereck Whittenburg Continues to Build a Legacy

The former NC State basketball player, coach and documentary producer launched the Dereck Whittenburg Foundation in 2015 with his wife, Jacqueline, to provide scholarship funds to college juniors and seniors facing financial hardship. 

Russell and Allison Laing

Mar 8, 2022

Laing Family Endows Scholarship for Poole Students in Need

Russell Laing was the first in his family to complete a four-year degree at a major university, and his wife Allison’s parents did not attend college. That understanding of the value of education led the Laings to endow the Laing Family Scholarship, a need-based scholarship to be awarded to undergraduate students in the Poole College of Management. 

Elissa Cunane

Feb 15, 2022

Extraordinary Difference: Elissa Cunane

Elissa Cunane ’22 is one of NC State’s best basketball players, but she stays just as busy off the court. With help from the university’s Think and Do the Extraordinary Campaign, student-athletes like Cunane are empowered as leaders in competition, the classroom and the community. 

Megan (McNulty) Le and David Le

Feb 15, 2022

Global Alumni Spotlight: High School Acquaintances Become College Sweethearts

Alexander Hamilton Scholar Megan (McNulty) Le and David Le first crossed paths in high school in Wilmington, N.C., and then reconnected during their time at NC State. Following graduation, they set out on the adventure(s) of a lifetime together.