As I reflect on the past 12 months, I am reminded of the significant challenges we faced and the tremendous support we received from our stakeholders, as we launched a new era for the College.
Since Sept. 15, Dean Linton’s first day on the job, he’s been “in learning mode – learning about the reach and breadth of this great College and getting to know the people who carry out its research, teaching and extension missions, as well as the beneficiaries of its work. They share a passion and commitment for the vital role the College and N.C. State University continue to play in lives of North Carolina’s citizens.”
This Summer 2012 Perspectives commemorates a historic year for N.C. State University and its College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. It is the 125th anniversary of the founding of the university and the 150th anniversary of the passage of the Morrill Act which established federal mandates for the funding of land-grant institutions in each state to provide education in the agriculture and the mechanic arts.
In this Winter 2012 issue, we turn to the College’s life sciences in recognition of the contributions and impacts those programs are making while bringing innovative solutions to the challenges facing our citizens locally, nationally and globally.
This past spring the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences experienced the untimely loss of two former associate deans.
This past October, we celebrated the official installation of Dr. W. Randolph “Randy” Woodson as the 14th chancellor of N.C. State University. In his inaugural remarks, the chancellor defined the role the university will play in the future of the state. “We have a clear understanding of our mission and a passion for fulfilling it,” [...]
One of our College goals for 2010 is to foster economic vitality by generating and applying science and technology that support robust agricultural and life sciences industries. It is part of our land-grant mandate to conduct programs that undergird the agricultural industry in North Carolina. The pursuit of those efforts is also the College’s role [...]