Kenan-Flagler gets $2 million for sales program

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. – The Kenan-Flagler Business School at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has received $2 million from an alumnus to enhance is sales curriculum.

The gift from William G. Allen, founder of Waterfront Development Services and a 1971 graduate of the school, wants his gift to strengthen Kenan-Flagler’s undergraduate and graduate sales programs.

Specifically, the award will allow the school to bring sales practitioners into classrooms to expose students to the practical aspects of selling, fund the addition of a new professor, and pay for an administrator to manage guest speakers and training programs.

“I believe that students will benefit from having very successful, real-world sales practitioners come into the classroom and give first-hand testimony as to what they are doing, how they are doing it, what is working and what is not working,” Allen says in a statement.

The gift will count toward the university’s Carolina First capital campaign that so far has raised more than $2 billion.

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