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Jim Hunt reflects on Extension’s century of service: ‘Thank goodness for Cooperative Extension’

Former N.C. Gov. Jim Hunt

Having lived three-quarters of North Carolina Cooperative Extension’s history, former four-term N.C. Gov. James B. Hunt has plenty to say about the agency’s value and positive influence on communities and people across the state.

Evans, BAE head and CALS alumnus, named to international hall of fame

Dr. Robert Evans (right) was accompanied by his colleague Dr. Wayne Skaggs at the International Drainage Hall of Fame induction ceremony.

Dr. Robert O. Evans was honored at the International Drainage Hall of Fame award dinner and ceremony, held at The Ohio State University.

Dalton Proctor, former State 4-H Leader, National 4-H Hall of Fame member, has died

Dr. Dalton R. Proctor

Active in 4-H from childhood, Proctor held several leadership positions in the organization, culminating in his tenure as State Program Leader from 1984 until his retirement in 1995.

Tobacco program endowment honoring Collins announced at CALS foundations spring meeting

Dr. William K. and Ann T. Collins

The April 23 joint meeting of the N.C. Agricultural, Dairy and Tobacco foundations in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences brought good news for the CALS tobacco program. During the groups’ luncheon at the N.C. State University Club, a memorandum of understanding was signed between Dr. William K. Collins Sr. and Ann T. Collins and the N.C. Tobacco Foundation Inc. to create the Dr. William K. Collins Tobacco Agronomist Position in Research, Teaching and Extension Endowment.

$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.

Scenes from CALS Tailgate 2013

Fabulous food was just one feature of a successful CALS Tailgate.

Fabulous food. N.C. State ice cream. Face painting. The (food) science of beer-making. These were all part of the howling good time enjoyed by alumni, faculty, students and friends at the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences’ annual tailgate, Aug. 31.

2013-2014 CALS Distinguished Alumni, Outstanding Alumni honored

Dr. E. Carroll Joyner stands next to a display honoring his and Dr. Ram Badan Singh’s selection as CALS Distinguished Alumni.

Dr. E. Carroll Joyner stands next to a display honoring his and Dr. Ram Badan Singh’s selection as CALS Distinguished Alumni.

Paving the way: CALS alumna Margaret Carter

Carter was one of the first women to earn a degree from CALS.

Hanging among the family photos and memorabilia that line the front hallway of Margaret Carter’s home is a framed letter from late N.C. Agriculture Commissioner Jim Graham, thanking Carter for her many years of service. The letter serves as a testament to her career, but it’s Graham’s handwritten note at the page’s bottom, signed “your friend,” that speaks volumes.

Duong, Green and FBNS alumni create Gharst Food Science Leadership Award Endowment

Duong, Gharst and Green enjoy a reunion near the N.C. State campus.

At the heart of the Duong, Green and Gharst Food Science Leadership Award Endowment is this simple principle: Being successful in college is about more than just making good grades. The leadership award, which recently attained endowment status, was established in 2009 by Drs. Tri Duong, Greg Gharst and Rodney Green — all alumni of [...]

Hightower receives NCSU Libraries Faculty Award

Picture of Dr. Joseph Hightower and Dr. Susan Nutter.

Dr. Joseph E. Hightower, professor of applied ecology and assistant leader of the NC Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit, is a 2013 recipient of the NCSU Libraries Faculty Award.

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