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Monthly newsletter for alumni and friends

October 8, 2021


Worth the Risk: Poole College Launches Master of Management, Risk and Analytics

With global risks on the rise, the use of data analytics has never been more important. Our new concentration –– offered fully online and asynchronously –– equips students to proactively identify emerging risks and strategically position the organization for success.


Startup Stories: Randy Ramsey, Founder, Jarrett Bay Boatworks

Sitting down with Lewis Sheats, assistant vice provost of entrepreneurship, Randy Ramsey, founder of Jarrett Bay Boatworks, discusses humble beginnings that grew into a premier builder of sportfishing boats.

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Bruce Lowe’s Memory and Love of NC State Lives On Through Scholarship

Bruce Lowe (’78) considered North Carolina State University to be more than just the college he attended. As soon as he had enrolled, the campus community became like family and home.

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Meet the Mini Millennials: Generation Alpha

Heather Dretsch, professor of marketing, answers questions about Gen Alpha, brand loyalties and the future of marketing.

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Former TV Reporters Move From Newsroom To Classroom

Now, Valonda Calloway and two other former WNCN-TV newscasters use the skills they developed as co-hosts and co-anchors to co-teach a Jenkins MBA course this semester, Special Topics in Business Management — Business Communications.

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Jenkins MBA Ranks No. 1 in Diversity in Bloomberg Businessweek’s Top B-Schools Ranking

Bloomberg Businessweek announced this week that the NC State Jenkins full-time MBA program has been ranked No. 44 in its Best Business Schools MBA rankings, making it the ninth year NC State has participated in the ranking.

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You're Invited: Beyond Its Good For Business | Honing DEI Practices in 2021


The next installment of the PNC Thought Leadership Series will be held in the Coastal Ballroom at Talley Student Union and streamed via Zoom. This event, "Beyond Its Good For Business: Honing DEI Practices in 2021," will focus on emerging diversity, equity and inclusion practices and how industry leaders are promoting these values in 2021. 


Panelists include:

  • Donald Thompson, co-founder and CEO of The Diversity Movement.
  • Joanna Schwartz, LGBT marketing specialist at Georgia College
  • Melissa Faircloth, director multicultural student affairs at NC State

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Professional Development Opportunities

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Poole Thought Leadership


Researchers Explore Strategic Licensing and the Impact of Reward Programs on Long-Term Consumption »


Poole Podcast Episode 10: B-Corps and the Triple Bottom Line, with Jessica Yinka Thomas and Eric Henry »


Stacy Wood Explains Why Pregnant Women are Wary of the COVID Vaccine »


Rob Handfield Breaks Down the Many Factors of Global Supply Chain Shortages »

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