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NC State Jenkins MBA Program Alumni Host MBA Wolfpack Run to Honor Late Professor

5k Run a Memorial to Educator, Museum Curator Dr. Lynn Ennis

Raleigh, NC, February 24, 2012 --( The Jenkins MBA program in the NC State Poole College of Management ( has announced that program alumni, in collaboration with the NC State Alumni Association and the Gregg Museum of Art & Design at NC State University, will host a 5k run honoring the late Dr. Lynn Ennis, former Jenkins MBA professor and associate director and curator of the Gregg Museum on Saturday, March 3. The event begins at 10 a.m. at the Dorothy and Roy Park Alumni Center, located at 2450 Alumni Drive on NC State’s Centennial Campus in Raleigh, N.C. Dr. Ennis, who died on July 26, 2011, taught a popular Jenkins MBA course on creativity in management, inspiring students with her creative approach to management, product development and scientific research. Proceeds from the race go to the Gregg Museum of Art & Design. To register for the MBA Wolfpack Run, visit

“Lynn is sorely missed by Poole College’s students, faculty and staff,” said Dr. Steve Allen, associate dean for graduate programs. “We are continuing to offer the Creativity in Management course, building on the foundation that she established during her years of involvement with Poole College,” he said.

- Early registration packet pick-up will be at the Dorothy and Roy Park Alumni Center from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Friday, March 2. Runners can also pick up their packets on race day at the Alumni Center starting at 8:30 a.m.

- Early registration, which includes a free t-shirt, is available for $25 until midnight on Feb. 17. Late registration is available for $30 after midnight from Feb. 17 until March 3, with t-shirts available while supplies last. A $5 discount is available for NC State Alumni Association members who register early.

About Jenkins Graduate School of Management:
The Jenkins Graduate School of Management is part of the North Carolina State University Poole College of Management in Raleigh, N.C. In addition to the Jenkins MBA program, the NC State Jenkins Graduate School offers graduate programs in accounting and economics. The Jenkins MBA program was established in 2002 to provide graduate management education with an emphasis on technology and innovation. Its real world approach to learning brings students, top educators and professionals together in a research and technology focused environment that supports the knowledge, skills and leadership development needed for today’s global marketplace. The Jenkins MBA program offers concentrations in biosciences management, entrepreneurship and technology commercialization, financial management, innovation management, marketing management, services management and consulting, and supply chain management for both full- and part-time students. The program also offers several joint degree programs, which are: Master of Biomanufacturing, Master of Microbial Biotechnology, Master of Industrial Engineering, Master of Accounting, Master of Global Innovation Management, and Doctor of Veterinary Medicine. Consistently rated among the top 75 MBA programs, the Jenkins MBA continues to receive national and international attention for its commitment to quality education and research. For more information, visit

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