Archive for the ‘Noteworthy Alumni’ Category

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.

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.

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