From the President...

thumbnailWelcome to the Harvard Club of the Research Triangle:  Harvard with a Carolina flare!

The Research Triangle and Eastern North Carolina is a growing and vibrant area.  The Triangle has doubled in population over the last ten years as technology and biomedical companies have relocated to the area along with entrepreneurs and start-ups.  The beaches continue to provide a relaxing home or getaway to tens of thousands of North Carolinians. Live music and theater venues, college and professional sports teams, museums, historic sites, independent bookstores, and a growing list of award winning micro-breweries, chefs, and restaurants contribute to this dynamic environment.

Commensurate with this exciting growth, the Harvard Club of the Research Triangle (HCRT) engages the 3,000+ Harvard alumni in the Triangle area and Eastern North Carolina.  With our members, the Club brings Crimson pride to our community as we strengthen our ties through intellectual engagement, social activities, shared dialogue, and service.

Every year, the Club provides a robust variety of social outings, lectures, service events, and alumni engagement opportunities. Recent examples include:

  • The Politics 2020 Lecture Series with political and thought leaders in North Carolina
  • Young Alumni Social Activities
  • Global Networking Night
  • Dinner and Lunches with Harvard Faculty such as Tommy Amaker (Harvard Basketball Coach), Harry Lewis (Harvard Dean of Engineering), and John Wilson Sylvanus (Senior Advisor and Strategist to the President)
  • Service Day at the Food Bank
  • Business Breakfast Series 
  • Durham Food Tour
  • Harvard -Yale game viewing party
  • Spring Reception for Incoming Students

In addition, the Harvard Club is dedicated to community outreach through the dedicated efforts of our alumni interviewers, our club ambassadors who present the Harvard Book Prize each year to local high school students, and collaboration with local public schools to promote higher learning through our Early College Awareness program.

If you are already a member - thank you for being an integral part of our community. If you are a prospective member - I encourage you to join the Harvard Club of the Research Triangle and see all our Club has to offer. From interviewing, networking, continued learning, service, and leadership opportunities, you will find something that speaks to you.

Best regards,

John de Figueiredo, AB ’88
President of the Harvard Club of the Research Triangle