Almac Group Enters Strategic Partnership with North Carolina A&T University’s Deese College of Business & Economics
March 30, 2023
Partnership aims to build talent pipeline between the global organisation and the top-ranked, North Carolina-based public HBCU.
Almac Group is pleased to announce a new strategic partnership with the Willie A. Deese College of Business and Economics at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University.
The partnership will build a talent pipeline between the global organisation and the university, the nation’s largest and top-ranked public historically Black college and universities (HBCU). The partnership serves as a springboard for unique student engagement, recruitment, and mentorship opportunities with Almac Group.
Engagement launched this month with a “Day in the Life” visit for students in the Deese Aggie Supply Chain Club at Almac’s Durham, North Carolina facility, including a meet and greet for students and Almac’s global supply chain leadership, a facility tour and a panel discussion on topics ranging from global supply chain opportunities to industry career advice.
This partnership marks Almac’s latest commitment to inspire the next generation’s students in the communities local to the global organization’s 18 facilities across the world, a key corporate social responsibility and recruitment initiative of the Group.
“Almac Group is committed to investing in the future we wish to see in our communities, and understand that contributing to a strong and diverse local workforce is paramount not only for the success of Almac, but for the prosperity of our community,” said Donna Christopher, Global Vice President of Operations at Almac Clinical Services. “We are very fortunate to have an esteemed institution like North Carolina A&T right in our backyard, and we look forward to influencing future industry business leaders together.”
North Carolina A&T’s Deese College is the top-ranked undergraduate and graduate business program at a public HBCU according to U.S. News and World Reportrankings, and is a comprehensive business school with approximately 1,800 students, 87% of whom are black and 95% of whom are from underrepresented populations. The Wall Street Journal ranked A&T as the No. 2 university in America for combining research and classroom teaching.
“Almac’s commitment will provide invaluable support by preparing our students for the needs of today’s workforce,” said Dr. Lisa Owens-Jackson, interim dean of the Deese College. “Our programs strive to provide career readiness, innovative academic experiences, and experiential learning to enable and produce highly qualified students with strong business skills. Partnerships with global leaders like Almac Group open doors and enrich our students’ experience.”