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Many of you received updates in the month of August regarding our 3nd annual class pledging contest.  Did you also know that we just finished another year of generous giving,  then made our way right into our fall foundation meeting, golf tournament and alumni reunion with the class of 1977.

Givers in All Aspects

PSE Alumni Return for our 2017 Paper Industry Career Fair

Our alumni are quite the givers in all aspects of the word.  They are generous with their time, giving back by hiring and mentoring interns, co-ops and full time engineers; participating in committees that move our program and foundation forward; coming back to speak to classes on various topics; writing their professors to let them know how they are doing (HINT HINT); amongst other things. They are generous with the resources at their disposal by attending our career fairs at NC State, giving of equipment and gifts in kind for our labs and pilot plant;  and inviting us to bring students to conference for reduced costs. Our alumni also know what it means to give back financially.  They are always promoting our program to potential students, within our industry and outside of our industry.  WE THANK YOU!

Class of 1967 Claims Victory – 2017 Contest Results

In 2015, our individual giving committee acted on an idea they had been formulating for almost a year – a class participation pledging contest.  2015 was very successful at engaging alumni and many asked if we would do it again.  Albeit, I think some alumni wanted a chance to redeem themselves.  In 2016 we saw improvement and more interest.  In 2017 we made tweaks to the competition based on alumni feedback and “count” gifts throughout the entire year, so everyone has a chance to participate!

The 2017 results are in, drum roll please:

1st place was awarded to the Class of 1967 with 85% participation and the highest ever recorded in our annual challenge.

2nd place was awarded to the class of 2015 with 63% participation.

3rd place was awarded to the class of 1968 with 47% participation.

Dr. Ernie Alexander, the class of 1967’s ambassador and foundation board member, was on hand at the banquet to accept the recognition on behalf of his class.  The Class of 1967 has also established a scholarship in memory of RL Duncan, a classmate of theirs.

 

 Alumni Connecting

We are grateful to our class ambassadors and are always looking to fill more spots!  The for the many ways that each of you support us!

Thank you again and until next year . . . .when maybe someone knocks the reigning champions from atop their winning pedestal!