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Update #7 – September 4, 2018

The HOWL of VICTORY

The Class of 1967 Repeats their efforts to win again this year!

Great Recognition for:

  • Class of 1967 Repeat with 58% participation
  • Class of 1982 in SECOND PLACE with 48% participation
  • The top FIVE rounded out with 1968 (47%); Class of 1977 (44%); Class of 2015 (34%)
  • Besting our results from 2017 with 9 classes over 30% (5 last year); 18 classes over 20% (16 last year) and 37 over 10% (36 last year).
  • An AMAZING 15.1% alumni participation

Thanks again to all of our ambassadors and the hard work of all involved! Check out the leader board  and full table of results below.

Update #6 – August 31, 2018 -One Day Left to Give!

Some amazing leaps the past 2 days!

  • Class of 1967 is now in the lead!
  • Class of 2017 up 5 spots to 12th place
  • Class of 2018 up 6 spots to 14th place
  • Class of 1981 up 7 spots to 20th place
  • Class of 1989 up 10 spots to round out the top 25
  • We now have 17 classes over 20% participation – 1 more than last year’s finish
  • We now have 35 classes over 10% particiaption – tied with last year’s finish
  • Only SIX MORE participants will enable us to beat last year’s total % particiaption.

Today is your last day!

Check out the leader board below

 

Update #5 – August 29, 2018 – Can We Pick Up the Pace & Top Last Year?

Class of 2011 moved up two spots to #6 and Class of 2010 move up FIVE spots to 7th.  GREAT JOB!

Our leader is still the Class of 1968!

Some stats to date:

  • 13.5% alumni participation
  • 15 classes over 20% participation
  • 35 classes over 10% participation

THREE DAYS LEFT and we would sure like to beat last year’s final accomplishments.  To do so, we need:

  • At least ONE MORE class over 20% (Come On Classes of 2017, 1973 and 2018)
  • At least ONE MORE class over 10% (Come On Classes of 2006, 2012, 1974 and 1991)
  • At least 16 more participants to beat our total alumni participation.

Check out the leader board below

 

Update #4 – August 27, 2018 – We Have a New Leader!

Class of 1968 has taken over the lead with 47% class participation.  Great job to all.  This is our LAST WEEK, the contest ends Friday at midnight.  We will do an update Wednesday and our last update on Friday.  Hopefully we will have results by Tuesday of next week, if not, Wednesday, September 5.  We will announce our winner and award the plaque at the Foundation banquet on 9/6.

Just a peek below at what Dr. Byrd and Jennifer Piercy engaged in this past weekend – 39 freshman on retreat, complete with a mill visit to International Paper in Franklin, VA.  These students are amazing!

 

Update #3- August 22, 2018 – FDOC is here!

For those of you who had to look FDOC up, me included, First Day Of Classes = FDOC!  This is the class period between PSE 425, Bioenergy & Biomaterials Engineering, taught by Dr. Richard Phillips and PSE 415, Paper Industry Strategic Project Analysis taught by Dr. Ronalds Gonzalez (if you look closely you can see them both).  Having students back on campus brings so much energy, enthusiasm and fun (plus traffic).  This energizes the faculty and staff beyond belief to hear about all of their great summer internship stories, the concepts they learned, the places they traveled, etc.  Each of you are a part of that legacy.

Much progress to report and some great JUMPS on the leaderboard this past week!

  • Class of 1983 moved 5 spots from 11th to 6th
  • Class of 2005 moved up 4 spots from 14th – 10th
  • Class of 2011 moved up 2 spots from 10th – 8th
  • The top 5 remain unchanged with 1977, 67 and 68 taking the top 3 spots and 1982 and 2015 rounding out the top 5.
  • We’ve added two more classes with participation totals over 20%
  • There was a 7.5 % increase from last week in total alumni participating and we are now at 13.1% total participation.
  • The Classes of 2015 and 1983 have the largest total numbers participating at 10 each per class.

Thanks to all and 10 days to go!

Update #2 – August 15, 2018 – Off to a Running Start

WOW!  What a great week.  We are busily preparing for students to arrive on campus for move in tomorrow.  It’s hard to believe the summer has flown by so quickly but we are ready!

Some great facts about this week:

  • 30% increase in classes at or above 20% participation
  • 7.4% increase in individuals participating
  • 12.1% total participation (note for universities like ours, average alumni participation in giving is 7-9%)
  • 54 of our 63 classes have participation
  • Class of 1977 is still in the lead but the classes of ’67, ’68 and ’82 took over the 2nd through 4th spots.

Check out the LEADERBOARD below.

Thanks to all and stay tuned for “Back to School” photos next week.  Don’t forget about our fall annual events – everyone is welcome.

 

Update #1 – August 8, 2018

Thanks to all of those who have made gifts in the fist week of our challenge.  The class of 1969 has made the biggest leap from 10th to 5th place!  1982 also moved up a spot!

Check out the LEADERBOARD below.

Don’t forget to check out our fall foundation events page.  All alumni are welcome to our foundation events, FREE OPEN HOUSE and apparel orders to support student TAPPI.

Contest Kick Off, August 1, 2018

Thanks to all who have made gifts this past academic year!  Our program remains #1 in the nation due to strong industry and alumni support.  THANK YOU!

We hope you have as much fun connecting with your fellow classmates as you did last year.  Good Luck and let the games begin!

Leaderboard

Gifts 9/1/17 through 8/31/18

 

 

YEAR % Participation
1967 58%
1982 48%
1968 47%
1977 44%
2015 34%
2010 33%
2018 31%
1983 30%
2011 30%
1986 27%
1969 27%
2014 25%
2017 24%
2005 24%
1960 22%
1994 22%
1984 21%
1965 20%
1972 19%
1981 19%
1973 17%
1964 17%
1974 17%
1966 16%
1976 16%
2016 16%
1989 14%
1995 14%
1979 13%
1980 13%
2013 13%
2007 12%
2003 12%
1970 11%
1975 11%
1988 10%
1978 10%
2006 9%
2012 9%
1961 8%
1991 8%
1996 7%
1962 7%
1985 6%
1993 6%
1963 6%
2009 6%
2004 5%
1987 5%
1998 5%
1992 4%
1990 4%
2000 4%
2001 3%
1997 2%

Questions?  Email Jennifer Piercy

Gifts can also be made payable to NC State Natural Resources Foundation, Inc.  Campus Box 8010, Raleigh, NC 27695.  Please put “Paper Science Scholarships” in the memo.
Make a gift online 
from August 1-31, 2018 if you have not already done so!
What do you need to do?The bottom line is the class with the most % participation in GIVING will be the GRAND CHAMPION!  We are counting gifts from September 1, 2017 through August 31, 2018.  Therefore, many classes begin August 1 with participation already.

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