College of Business and Economics


Willie A. Deese College of Business and Economics Hall of Fame


Staying Connected

Alumni play a critical role in supporting the college and building the future generation. Whether you were a member of the first class or a recent graduate, you can be proud to be associated with North Carolina A&T's nationally competitive Willie A. Deese College of Business and Economics whose graduates span the globe. Our mission is to connect our alumni, students, and friends to the college and with each other. To ensure this happens, we depend upon your engagement in volunteerism and intellectual exchange with other alumni and with current students.

Alumni Mentoring Program

Alumni are encouraged to reconnect by becoming involved in the Closing Bell Program  and the Alumni Mentoring program, which creates a lifelong tie between the college and our alumni. The mentoring program also symbolizes our students' transitions from the classroom into their careers in the "suit and tie" professional world. For more information please see our Alumni Mentoring Program page. 

Leaders in the Classroom

Alumni can participate in speaking engagements to students and groups through the college's Graduate Speaker Series hosted by the Beta Alpha Psi student organization. Our alumni Graduate Speaker Series provides a popular venue for students to ask questions about life after graduation. Students enjoy listening to alumni give a real-world perspective of what they can do with their major. For more information, contact Dr. Lisa Owens-Jackson at 336-334-7846 or

Share Leads and Opportunities

Alumni play a key role in helping our students find internships and career leads. Through participating in our internship Leads database or one of our departmental industry events, alumni can promote their businesses while recruiting top N.C. A&T students.

Giving Back

For more information on how you can give back, contact Ms. Carletta Simmons, Senior Director of Development, at 336-334-7600 or