Dean’s Young Alumni Leadership Council

The Wilson College of Textiles Dean’s Young Alumni Leadership Council (DYALC) is a group of College alumni under the age of 40 that provides leadership and guidance in the areas of alumni engagement and fundraising for the Dean of the Wilson College of Textiles and the North Carolina Textile Foundation.

Mission Statement

We are a group of Wilson College of Textiles alumni joining together to promote and support the Wilson College of Textiles and the North Carolina Textile Foundation, foster relationships between students, alumni, and industry partners, and ensure the continued engagement of young alumni.

Initiatives

Alumni Engagement

Wherever you go when you graduate, we want you to still feel connected to the College like you never left. Through events and communications, the Council is working to create a comprehensive plan on how the Wilson College of Textiles can be with you wherever you are.
Learn more about opportunities to remain connected!

Fundraising

Did you know making a donation to the Wilson College of Textiles can directly impact NC State’s ranking among other universities? Neither did we! The DYALC is committed to building a culture of philanthropy with young alumni and bringing awareness of opportunities for support.
Make a donation today!

 

Structure

The DYALC is comprised of 10 to 20 Wilson College of Textiles alumni from the 15 most recently graduated classes and a range of majors. Members serve a three-year term, with the option to renew by mutual agreement of the individual member and Council executive team. Two members are selected by the Dean and DYALC liaison to serve as co-chairs and one member is selected to serve as secretary. Both positions are also a two-year commitment.

Member Responsibilities and Expectations

  • Serve as a sounding board, resource and advisor to the Dean
  • Participate in Council conference calls and meetings in person or virtually.
  • Serve as a role model for alumni involvement to students and recent graduates
  • Make an annual contribution (of any amount) to the North Carolina Textile Foundation in support of the Dean’s Innovation Fund
  • Serve on one of the three Council committees
  • Assist in the identification and recruitment of new volunteers and encourage participation in programming.
  • Work with North Carolina Textile Foundation staff to help identify other alumni and industry prospects that may be interested in supporting the college.
  • Represent the DYALC, North Carolina Textile Foundation, the Wilson College of Textiles, Think and Do the Extraordinary Campaign and the University on campus or in your respective community.

Committees

The Communications Committee is tasked with creating a strategy to engage young alumni through communications.

Committee Members include:
Caitlyn Holt (Chair)
Joe DiCesare
Molly Hanes
Ashish Kapoor
Courtney Musciano
Emily Walch

The Events Committee is tasked with creating a strategy to increase regional alumni engagement.

Committee Members include:
Sarah Jane Simpson (Chair)
Jenna Decandio
Ashley Ferguson
Jasmine Flood
Sarah Hoit
Ellen Shook
Jeremy Wall

The Fundraising Committee is tasked with creating a strategy to develop a culture of philanthropy and increase participation with our young alumni is tasked with creating a strategy to develop a culture of philanthropy and increase participation with our young alumni.

Committee Members include:
Mike Ferguson (Co-Chair)
Chad Seastrunk (Co-Chair)
Andrew Hicks
Wesley Horne
Zain Khan
Rede Wilson

The Recruitment Committee is tasked with Council recruitment, nomination, and selection process for current student and alumni.

Committee Members Include:
Michael McDonald (Co-Chair)
Monica Warsaw (Co-Chair)
Kyle Blakely
Guan Wang

2018-2019 Members

Kyle Blakely
Kyle Blakely ’07
Ashley Bradham
Ashley Bradham ’09 ’11 ’14
Jenna DeCandio ’17
Joe DiCesare
Joe DiCesare ’14
Michael Ferguson ’04 | Co-Chair
Jasmine Flood ’12
Molly Hanes
Molly Hanes ’11
Andrew Hicks
Andrew Hicks ’10 ’11
Sarah Hoit ’11
Caitlyn Holt ’12 ’13
Wesley Horne ’04
Ashish Kapoor
Ashish Kapoor ’19 | Graduate Student Representative
Zain Khan
Zain Khan ’10 ’16
Michael McDonald ’10
Courtney Musciano ’13
Chad Seastrunk ’04 ’05 | Co-Chair
Ellen Shook
Ellen Shook ’19 | Undergraduate Student Representative
Sarah Jane Simpson ’11
Emily Walch ’13
Jeremy Wall ’14
Guan Wang
Guan Wang ’15
Monica Warsaw ’12
Rede Wilson ’16

Interested in getting involved or joining the Dean’s Young Alumni Leadership Council? Contact Latasia Priest, Assistant Director of Annual Giving & Prospect Development, at lepriest@ncsu.edu or 919-515-0582.


Dean’s Young Alumni Leadership Council Members: To access documents in the Council Portal, visit the Dean’s Young Alumni Leadership Council Document Portal and enter your password.