THANK YOU | A Message to our Alumni
The ISE Department is fortunate to have a group of alumni who have committed to helping us continue to grow and thrive. What’s more, we boast alumni who have gone out into the world and made a difference in the way we all live, work and play. They have distinguished themselves and they have distinguished the department. They are, in every sense of the word, our distinguished alumni.
There are many ways to get involved with your department and share your wisdom and experience with our current students.
Alumni Resources Program
ISE has launched our Alumni Resources Program. The mission of our program is to provide you, our alumni, with resources that will benefit you throughout your career. These resources include:
- Joining the ISE Alumni LinkedIn Group and networking with 1100+ NC State ISE alumni faculty and students
- Gaining access to the NCSU online library and utilize the resources you used as a student
- Searching the Engagement Program’s ISE and OR Job Board for opportunities
- Obtaining a competitive edge in your career with our collection of Online Certifications and Professional Learning
Meet Mike Walsh
Michael Walsh is the Director of Alumni Relations for the Edward P. Fitts Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering. He is responsible for managing major gift programs for the department. This includes working with the department head to develop and market private fundraising priorities, and managing alumni major gift prospects from the department. Mike has over five years of fundraising experience in both the higher education and health care fields. He is married to his wife, Emily, and they have a daughter, Melina.
Updating your Contact Information
One of the goals of NC State’s Alumni Association is to help the university maintain records on alumni. The university has a dedicated records staff that maintains a confidential database of NC State alumni information. Their records also allow them to produce contact lists for our department to stay in touch with our alumni.
9 Ways to Partner with ISE
The ISE Department works with a wide network of partners. Here are nine ways in which ISE and the professional community are working together for mutual benefit. We are always eager to explore new and creative ways to team up with our alumni and industry friends.
The passage of Connect NC in March 2016, has put our faculty, staff, and students together with top businesses and government agencies on Centennial Campus which serves as a model for the ideal 21st-century research campus.
All gifts to the department allow our students and faculty to fulfill their own dreams and make a positive impact on their lives. The ISE Enhancement Fund addresses one of the department’s greatest needs, discretionary support. Every year we face the challenge of uncertain and shifting resources. Your gift can support scholarships, fellowships, professorships, academic programs, and faculty research. These and other initiatives are not typically supported through state appropriations. It is your generosity that empowers ISE to achieve excellence in our research, teaching and public engagement mission.
Thank you for your support!
We are thankful for the gifts and contributions of our alumni that truly impact the lives of our students with their academic studies and research.
Alumni Hall of Fame
The ISE Alumni Hall of Fame consists of two award winners, our Distinguished Alumni, and our Outstanding Young Alumni.
The Distinguished Alumnus Award is the highest honor that ISE can give our alumni. It’s awarded to those who deserve special recognition for notable contributions to their profession, community, and the department.
The Outstanding Young Alumni Award recognizes alumni who have distinguished themselves through professional practice and/or service. This includes the University, profession, or society at large. Ideal candidates will have made rapid advancement within their organization. As well as received recognition for early professional achievements. They are leaders of the future in their profession.