Donna earned her BS in Business Administration and graduated with honors. She was a member of Phi Beta Kappa, University Honor Court, Kappa Kappa Gamma Sorority, and was the Campus Y Crafts Bazaar Chair.
Admissions/Career Management/Academic Advising: Donna worked at UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School for 20 years. She held various roles in the Full Time MBA Program and the Undergraduate Business Program. In her 15 years in MBA Admissions, Donna evaluated thousands of applications, conducted interviews (240 in just this past season), represented Kenan-Flagler at admissions events, and managed regions including China, Korea, and Japan. Donna directed the career development program for 700 undergraduate business students and developed strong working relationships with investment banking and consulting firms.
Consumer Advertising: Donna worked at one of the world’s largest advertising agencies on the national advertising campaigns for Kraft’s Maxwell House coffee and Corning Consumer Products (CorningWare, Revere, Pyrex, Visions, and Corelle brands).
IT Experience: Donna’s first job post-college was working at Morgan Stanley in their IT analyst program supporting the programming needs of the trading division of the firm.
Hospitality Experience: Donna worked as a culinary instructor teaching fermented foods classes at the Central Carolina Culinary Institute. She was also a prep chef in a fine dining restaurant and even helped in opening two start up food ventures.