When College of Agriculture and Life Sciences donors and scholarship recipients got together April 12 at NC State University’s McKimmon Center, it was like a family gathering.
NC State University’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences’ research and extension work on sweet potatoes got a big boost April 15, as leaders in the sweet potato industry and associated endeavors gathered to celebrate reaching their $1.3 million goal for the Henry M. Covington Endowment.
Whitehurst created the first Farm-to-Philanthropy Scholarship in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. At the same time, he established endowments in support of the NCSU Libraries and a scholarship in the College of Sciences.
Endowments from Dr. George Kriz and his wife, Rhoda, will benefit CALS faculty and the N.C. Agricultural Research Service and will fund a distinguished professorship in the CALS Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering, as well as several traditional agriculture distinguished professorships.
An unconventional indoor groundbreaking ceremony Feb. 13 marked the start of construction for a camp auditorium and learning center that an NC State University official said would be the crowning jewel of Millstone 4-H Camp, in North Carolina’s Sandhills region.
Just a few months after making a $3 million gift to the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences to seed an innovative rural student access initiative, Joe and Debbie Gordon got to meet some of the students their generosity directly impacts. In August, the Gordons hosted students from the STEAM program and their families at a reception at their Raleigh home.
NC State University programs in support of the tobacco industry have received a significant boost with a recent $1 million donation to an endowment at the university. On Nov. 14, Altria, one of the United States’ largest tobacco corporations, presented a $1 million check to the Dr. William K. Collins Tobacco Agronomist Position in Research, Teaching and Extension Endowment, in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at NC State.
Adolph Warren’s legacy is being honored through a $2 million gift to the college from his daughter and son-in-law, Gail and Joe Dunn of Raleigh, to establish the Adolph Warren Leadership Program Fund and Endowment.
The Linda and Theodore (Ted) Bilderback Endowment for the JC Raulston Arboretum Children’s Program will be a “legacy to future generations of budding horticulturists.”
The late Adolph Warren of Sampson County’s Midway community, who served as a high-school agriculture teacher in the county for 30 years, was a 1952 graduate of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at North Carolina State University. Warren’s legacy is being honored through a $2 million gift to the college from his daughter and son-in-law, Gail and Joe Dunn of Raleigh, to establish the Adolph Warren Leadership Program Fund and Endowment.