Archive for the ‘Noteworthy Alumni’ Category

Environmentalist Tom Quay, one of the first to receive a Ph.D. from N.C. State, has died

Dr. Thomas L. Quay, professor emeritus of zoology in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, died April 16 at the age of 97.

Alumnus-owned Tull Hill Farms wins award from NC Department of Labor

Pictured at the event, from left to right, are: Dale Hudler, Labor Commissioner Cherie Berry, Jimmy Hill and Kendell Hill.

Tull Hill Farms, co-owned by Kendall Hill, a 1962 graduate of the College’s Department of Horticultural Science, received the Hudler Safety Training Award from the North Carolina Department of Labor. The award is given each year to a North Carolina grower who demonstrates excellence in farm safety.

Bob McGuire, CALS grad and former Extension agent and specialist, has died

Dr. Robert L. “Bob” McGuire, professor emeritus at Auburn University, died February 27. McGuire, a native of Brevard, received his 1957 bachelor’s degree in animal husbandry and his 1960 master’s in animal science from N.C. State.

Kimberly Spence studies potential effects of fracking

Kimberly Spence

After her summer internship with Environmental Defense Fund (EDF), College of Agriculture and Life Sciences alumna Kimberly Spence is more certain than ever of her decision to pursue a career in public health.

Alumnus brings solutions local and global, old and new to farmers both big and small

James M. Matson

College of Agriculture and Life Sciences graduate James M. Matson has worked the world over, helping farmers and agribusinesses find solutions to their most pressing challenges.

College honors 2011-2012 Distinguished Alumni and Outstanding Alumni

Dr. Elizabeth George and Conner Kennett

CALS names Dr. S. Elizabeth George and H. Connor Kennett Jr. as its 2011-2012 Distinguished Alumni and recognizes Outstanding Alumni and Outstanding Young Alumni.

CALS alumna marks special anniversary as agriculture teacher

Clark was honored by her students and colleagues for her 25 years of teaching.

Gwen Gentry Clark celebrated her 25th year as an agriculture teacher at Avery County High — and the achievement of a significant career goal.

Williams is Watauga Medalist

Cassius Williams

Cassius Williams, a College of Agriculture and Life Sciences alumnus and a former member of the N.C. State University Board of Trustees, has been named one of three recipients of the 2012 Watauga Medal.

Harrell, historic CALS alumna and Duke microbiology professor, retires

Dr. Lizzie J. Harrell

Dr. Lizzie J. Harrell, the first African-American to receive a Ph.D. in microbiology from N.C. State, recently retired after 33 years of service at Duke University Medical Center, where she was associate director of Clinical Microbiology.

CALS grad leads People’s Garden program

Picture of Livia Marques

CALS grad Livia Marques leads the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s popular and growing People’s Garden Program.

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