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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Dr. Charles W. Stuber and Jessie Thomas “Tommy” Bunn were honored as the College’s 2012-2013 Distinguished Alumni at an award reception in November. Also recognized were the College’s Outstanding Alumni, Outstanding Young Alumni and Outstanding Staff Member.
CALS horticultural science alumnus Keith Davis has solved the riddle of growing the endangered ghost orchid. His efforts recently won recognition from the American Orchid Society.
Brian DuMont describes the start of his company as the “perfect storm.” As a senior pursuing a degree in horticultural science at N.C. State in 1997, DuMont was assigned a class project about business ownership. He came up with a plan for a landscaping company and received one of his best grades ever.
When College of Agriculture and Life Sciences alumnus Dr. Giles Shih talks about the success of his company, BioResource International (BRI), he sometimes mentions the Louis Pasteur quote “chance favors the prepared mind.”
A pre-game pep rally featuring the Wolfpack mascots and band. An abundance of great food. Fun and fellowship with CALS alumni, friends and faculty. Generous scoops of Howling Cow ice cream. And an array of College exhibits with everything from face-painting to reptile encounters. It was all there Sept. 15 as the Wolfpack faithful filled Dorton Arena on the N.C. State Fairgrounds at the 21st annual College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Tailgate.