Recent Grads

As recent grads—graduates of the last 10 years—you represent the future of NC State. Your participation is an important part of how we transform the student experience and continue to offer the quality education our students deserve.

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The NC State Turkey Challenge

At NC State University we have a tradition of thinking and doing. It all began with the Watauga Club — a group of young people, all under the age of 30, who sought to transform North Carolina. Their action led to the founding of NC State.

3 years ago a new group of under-30 leaders once again gathered and in the spirit of thinking and doing created the Turkey Challenge.
What is the Turkey Challenge?

NC State challenges our recent grads to join together in support of NC State. This year, when we reach 400 gifts from recent grads like you ─ you can give to any academic area of the university that means the most to you ─ Prestage Farms, Inc. will donate 200 turkeys to the Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina.

Will you join the Turkey Challenge and give to NC State before December 17?

Gifts of every amount add up to help make NC State the place where ideas become solutions. And this fall, your gift will go even further and help support the Food Bank.
Remember, you can give to any area of the university that you choose and you’ll be counted as a donor. We know that you have a college or department, a faculty member or an area on campus that inspired you during your time at NC State — will you support them now?

For more information about young alumni giving, please contact:

Lennon Brooks
Assistant Director, Annual Giving
(919) 515-0533

Thank you to our partners Prestage Farms, Inc. and the Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina.





Recent Grad Task Force

What it does
The Recent Grad Task Force exists to foster the important connection between NC State and its recent graduates. Members help promote the interests of NC State recent grads and work alongside the Office of Annual Giving to encourage alumni giving and positive alumni relationships.

How to join
If you’re interested in learning more about the Recent Grad Task Force or how you can become involved please contact Lennon Brooks at or (919) 515-0533.