Archive for the ‘Noteworthy Alumni’ Category

Collins, Talley honored as 2014 CALS Distinguished Alumni

Bill Collins and Windell Talley

NC State University graduates William K. Collins and Windell L. Talley were named the 2014 College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Distinguished Alumni at the CALS Alumni Awards Reception and Ceremony, Sept. 5.

Barrett Kays breaks new ground in career spanning soil science and landscape architecture

Barrett Kays

Dr. Barrett Kays may never have outgrown the near-universal childhood love of playing in the dirt, but he’s not out making mud pies. Instead, the NC State University alumnus is designing soils that support some of the nation’s most complicated landscape architectural projects.

Remembering T. Carlton Blalock, former CES director and National 4-H Hall of Fame laureate

Dr. T. Carlton Blalock

Dr. T. Carlton Blalock, 89, who served as director of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences’ Cooperative Extension Service from 1978 to 1981, passed away Sept. 16.

CALS alumnus receives Emerging Scholar Award from American Society of Animal Science

Dr. David Rosero (right) accepts the Southern Section Emerging Scholar Award from Dr. Lawton Stewart, University of Georgia.

Dr. David Rosero hopes to make significant and relevant contributions to the field of animal science.

Collins, Edmisten win national cotton awards

Guy Collins (left) and Keith Edmisten

NC State University College of Agriculture and Life Sciences faculty members won two of the top awards given last week at the national Beltwide Cotton Conferences in San Antonio, Texas.

Jonesville farmer elected chair of the National Dairy Promotion and Research Board

Zach Myers

Zach Myers is the co-owner of Myers Dairy Inc., a commercial dairy farming operation that milks more than 900 cows daily.

T. Carlton Blalock, former CES director and National 4-H Hall of Fame laureate, has died

Dr. T. Carlton Blalock

An N.C. State alumnus, Blalock served as director of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences’ Cooperative Extension Service and as North Carolina’s State 4-H Leader.

Collins, Talley named 2014 CALS Distinguished Alumni

Bill Collins (left) and Windell Talley stand by the CALS Distinguished Alumni display.

Also honored by CALS were Outstanding Alumni Award winners and recipients of the Young Alumni Award.

Culpepper honored by GSD during CALS Alumni Awards celebration

contributions as an agribusiness executive, entrepreneur, philanthropist and volunteer leader

SePRO CEO recognized for contributions as an agribusiness executive, entrepreneur, philanthropist and volunteer leader.

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.

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