Ten College of Engineering (COE) graduates, including CCEE alumni Charlie Townsend and Conor Kennedy, joined the 2022-23 Young Alumni Advisory Board (YAAB), bringing the group to 30 members.
Formed in 2018 by the NC State Engineering Foundation, YAAB aims to encourage support from the growing population of COE young alumni. The College defines “young alumni” as students who are 0-15 years post-graduation from their last degree earned. Currently, 39.5%, or 27,706, of graduates are young alumni.
Townsend, who graduated with a degree in civil engineering in 2015 and now serves as project manager at VHB, said he is excited to give back to the College by volunteering and connecting with current students.
“Recognizing the value that NC State and the [COE] provides not only to our profession but to our community, I have always wanted to give back to my alma mater.”
The Townsend family has a deep connection to NC State Engineering. His mother, Pamela Townsend, who has bachelor’s and master’s degrees in civil engineering from NC State, serves on the Engineering Foundation’s Board of Directors. She was named a Distinguished Engineering Alumna in 2016.
Kennedy earned a civil engineering degree in 2017. He works as a project manager at Brasfield and Gorrie.
This story was originally published by College of Engineering.