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Angela Rush ‘91 Named Director of Recruitment for Paper Science and Engineering

Portrait of Angela Rush - Angela Rush '91 Named Director of Recruitment for Paper Science and Engineering - College of Natural Resources at NC State University

Angela Freuler Rush has been named director of recruitment for the Pulp and Paper Science Engineering program at NC State’s College of Natural Resources. In her role, she will be responsible for undergraduate student enrollment, retention and development, scholarship coordination and administration. She will also serve as an advisor for first-year students.

“My hope is that these incoming first-year students will become industry leaders and active Pulp and Paper Advisory Board members in the future,” Rush said. “To accomplish this, I aim to reach NC State first-year students more effectively to build on-campus transfer numbers, from within the College of Natural Resources and the College of Engineering.”

Rush is returning to the college after decades of experience in the pulp and paper industry. She is a 1991 B.S. graduate of the formerly named Pulp and Paper Technology program at NC State and a 1988 B.S. graduate of the formerly named Wood Science and Technology program.

Over the years, Rush has worked as a process engineer for Champion International Paper Corporation in Pensacola, Florida and as a technical sales and service representative for Hercules Chemical Inc. in Los Angeles, California. She has also worked inside sales for specialty forest products at Plunkett-Webster, Inc., now Parksite, Inc., in Apex, North Carolina.

In her role at NC State, Rush plans to expand awareness of the Paper Science and Engineering program through mediums such as virtual and in-person visits to educational facilities or organizations — and informational articles in strategic online publications and social media. 

“Listening and learning from the wise voices of experience while incorporating new and fresh ideas to improve our recruitment and retention is important to me,” Rush said. “I want to solicit and welcome input from our remarkably intelligent paper science and engineering students in a variety of ways. Their relevant viewpoints and creative ideas are an asset that I intend to incorporate into various projects. I have already witnessed the benefit of this approach, for our department, and for the students’ professional development.”