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CALS Dean’s Enrichment Grants awardees announced

Dean Richard Linton

Developed as part of CALS’ strategic planning process, the Dean’s Enrichment Grants Program is an internal request for proposals to support people, programs and partnerships in the College.

N.C. State’s Farm Animal Days draws multitudes

Youngsters meet a dairy calf at the Lake Wheeler Road Field Laboratory's Beef Educational Unit. In background, a line of vehicles brings more eager visitors to 2014 Farm Animal Days.

The annual opportunity to meet and greet farm animals is hosted by N.C. State’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and its departments of Animal Science, Prestage Poultry Science, and Food, Bioprocessing and Nutrition Sciences.

$3 million gift to CALS from alumni couple will seed rural student access initiative at N.C. State University

Dr. Joe and Deborah Gordon (seated, front) sign the agreement creating the Gordon Family Farm-to-Philanthropy Program, Endowment and Challenge. Joining them are (from left) De Teague of CALS Advancement, CALS Dean Richard Linton, N.C. State Chancellor Randy Woodson and Dr. Sam Pardue, director of CALS Academic Programs.

The gift from Dr. Joseph K. and Deborah Kapp Gordon of Raleigh to the university’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences will support a number of initiatives to better prepare rural North Carolinians for acceptance to – and then the rigors of – N.C. State.

Closing the loop

From left, in the bioreactor system team’s lab are Dr. Jim Levis, engineering post-doctoral associate; Amanda Karram, engineering graduate student; and co-investigators Dr. Ranji Ranjithan, Dr. Amy Grunden, Dr. Heike Sederoff and Dr. Joel Ducoste.

Biologists team with engineers to develop economical system for producing biofuels from algae.

The A Team

Dean Rich Linton is front and center with his administrative team, (from left) Steve Lommel, Sylvia Blankenship, Joe Zublena and Sam Pardue.

The College’s newest administrative leaders share their visions of things to come for CALS.

Handling with CARE

CVM student Danielle Lindquist, with therapy dogs Birdie and JD, began working with CARE NC as a CALS undergrad, when she was Pre-Vet Club president.

The healing power of pets is shared by Pre-Vet Club students in an award-winning community service partnership with CARE NC.

Inspired by A.S.P.I.R.E.

Rachel Huffman (left), Mindy Herman and Dr. Ken Anderson lead the program, funded by Golden LEAF, Ag Carolina Farm Credit, Cape Fear Farm Credit, Carolina Farm Credit, N.C. Poultry Federation, N.C. Pork Council, N.C. Rural Economic Development Center and N.C. State Grange.

The pilot year is successful for a program developed to help improve rural students’ college entrance exam scores – and encourage their pursuit of majors in agriculture and life sciences.

A Legacy of Leadership

The Jane S. McKimmon FCS Hall of Fame inductees have given a combined 1,200 years of service to the state and their communities.

North Carolina’s Extension and Community Association celebrates 100 years of home demonstration programs.

College Profile: C. Michael Williams

Dr. Mike Williams is head of the Prestage Department of Poultry Science at N.C. State University.

This scientist brings research, teaching and private industry experience – plus a knack for diplomacy and a problem-solving approach – to his new job leading the Prestage Department of Poultry Science.

College Profile: Amy McLean

Dr. Amy McLean, an expert in the behavior of donkeys and mules, travelled to Mexico in October to assist the Equitarian Initiative.

CALS equine specialist Dr. Amy McLean plays a key role in an international initiative to improve the health, welfare and productivity of working equids.

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