Archive for the ‘Noteworthy Alumni’ Category

Bledsoe will join National FFA as chief operating officer

Joshua Bledsoe

When Joshua Bledsoe entered high school as a freshman in 1987, he was surprised to find agricultural education listed as his elective at Surry Central High School in Dobson. Soon this N.C. FFA leader will join the national organization as chief operating officer.

2012-2013 CALS Distinguished Alumni, Outstanding Alumni honored

CALS Distinguished Alumni Tommy Bunn (left) and Charles Stuber unveil the College's annual award display, on which they are featured.

The College of Agriculture and Life Sciences has announced Dr. Charles W. Stuber and Jessie Thomas “Tommy” Bunn as its 2012-2013 Distinguished Alumni. The two were honored at the College’s annual Alumni Awards Reception Nov. 2, when the College’s Outstanding Alumni and Outstanding Young Alumni for 2012 were also announced.

Charles Stuber receives Lifetime Achievement Award

Picture of Dr. Charles Stuber

Dr. Charles Stuber, professor emeritus of genetics and director of the North Carolina State University Center for Plant Breeding and Applied Plant Genomics, has been awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award by the National Association of Plant Breeders.

CALS alumnus and wife create ROTC scholarship endowment

Maj. Gen. (USAF Ret.) Tim Peppe and Col. (USAF Ret.) R.J. Peppe

The Tim and R.J. Peppe Military Leadership Scholars Endowment will join the family of Gen. Hugh Shelton Leadership awards at N.C. State University.

Trailblazing alumna makes her mark in clinical microbiology

Dr. Lizzie Harrell

For nearly as long as Lizzie Johnson Harrell can remember, she has been, in some form or fashion, a teacher – whether she was leading a make-believe classroom at home with some of her 12 brothers and sisters, instructing first-year medical school students, or serving as a mentor to emerging microbiologists.

Alumni couple work to ensure the success of their community college students

Marianne and Don Herring

He’s known fondly on campus as “Dr. Don.” She lights up a room with seemingly boundless energy. Together, they’re two of the top administrators at Coastal Carolina Community College (CCCC). Each is a force of nature driven by a single goal: student success.

Alumnus Richard Brooks awarded Honorary American FFA Degree

Richard Brooks receives the Honorary American FFA Degree from Katie Cauthen, an NC State agricultural education student and state FFA vice president.

CALS alum Richard Brooks recently received the Honorary American FFA Degree during the 58th annual State FFA Land Judging Career Development Event in Robeson County. The award is given to those who advance agricultural education and FFA through outstanding personal commitment.

CALS students, faculty, alumnus among 2012 GSD honorees

From left are Dr. Candace Haigler, president of the N.C. State GSD chapter; James Howie, 2012 alumni initiate; and CALS Dean Johnny Wynne.

On April 25, the N.C. State University chapter of Gamma Sigma Delta, the Honor Society of Agriculture, recognized academic achievement and contributions to agriculture.

Dr. Clyde Chesney, former Extension administrator, dies

picture of Dr. Clyde Chesney

Dr. Clyde E. Chesney, former North Carolina Cooperative Extension district director who from 1998 until his retirement in 2009 was an administrator at Tennessee State University, died April 18 in Nashville, Tenn.

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.

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