Archive for the ‘Noteworthy Alumni’ Category

Swartzel retirement, FSLI anniversary, APLU endowment are celebrated

Dr. Ken Swartzel, who recently retired as FSLI director, speaks at the Oct. 2 celebration.

The APLU FSLI Endowment will support the APLU Food Systems Leadership Award and future enhancements. Swartzel directed the FSLI from its founding until his recent retirement.

Alumnus Kendall Hill wins national volunteer award

Pictured at the NAADA awards ceremony are (left to right): Jillian Stevenson, NAADA president; Kendall Hill; David Monks, assistant director of the North Carolina Agricultural Research Service; and Catherine Maxwell, director of development for the North Carolina Agricultural Research Service.

Kendall Hill, a 1962 graduate of the college’s Department of Horticultural Science and co-owner of Tull Hill Farms, recently won a Volunteer Service Award from the National Agricultural Alumni and Development Association.

A passion for his work takes Cal Lewis to the state growers’ Hall of Fame

Cal Lewis holds a box of his blackberries grown through high-tunnel production -- one of the innovative and progressive growing methods Lewis Nursery and Farms Inc. uses.

With his innovative and progressive style, alumnus Cal Lewis has been named to the N.C. Vegetable Growers Association’s Hall of Fame.

Brubaker honored for career and service to the state, university and FFA

N.C. Sen. Daniel Blue Jr. (left) and N.C. Speaker of the House Thom Tillis were among those paying tribute to former N.C. Speaker of the House Brubaker (center).

The career impacts and legacy of former North Carolina Speaker of the House Harold Brubaker were celebrated March 27 at a special event co-hosted by the N.C. Agricultural Foundation Inc. and the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at N.C. State University.

Mark your calendars for the next CALS Career Expo on Feb. 11, 2014

CALS student discusses careers with a potential employer at the 2012 Career Expo.

The Expo showcases full-time jobs, internships and volunteer opportunities, but it is also a chance to educate students about organizations and opportunities that may be available in the future.

CALS alumnus directs the Northeast Regional School of Biotechnology and Agriscience

Hal Davis, CALS alumnus and principal of the new early college high school

With six teachers and 58 students (at press time), the Northeast Regional School of Biotechnology and Agriscience may be small, but it’s mighty. Principal Hal Davis, a CALS alumnus, says this school is like no other.

CALS to host end of summer tailgate

N.C. State University’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences will host its annual Tailgate on Saturday, Aug. 31, at Dorton Arena at the N.C. State Fairgrounds in Raleigh. The event will be an end of summer party, held from 9 a.m. to noon before the 12:30 p.m. kickoff of the N.C. State vs. Louisiana Tech football game.

New leader for leadership institute

Picture of Ken Swartzel and Marshall Stewart

Dr. Marshall Stewart, special assistant to the dean and associate director of the North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, has been named director of the Food Systems Leadership Institute, succeeding Dr. Ken Swartzel, who has directed the institute since it was founded and is retiring.

Biochemistry grad honored at West Virginia University

picture of Samantha Smith

Samantha Smith, a 2011 North Carolina State University graduate with a bachelor’s degree in biochemistry and chemistry, recently received the Patricia “Pat” Fedeles Award for Compassion in Physical Diagnosis given by the West Virginia University School of Medicine.

New Agricultural Institute director named

Dr. Elizabeth Wilson

Dr. Elizabeth Wilson, professor in the Department of Agricultural and Extension Education at N.C. State University, has been named director of the university’s Agricultural Institute and assistant director of academic programs for the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.

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