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CALS 2015 donor appreciation event is a family affair

Gail and Joe Dunn (seated), benefactors of the Adolph Warren Leadership Program Fund and Endowment, met with the inaugural class of Warren Leadership and Public Policy Fellows.

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.

Industry advances sweet potato research and extension

Covington endowment signing

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.

Farm-to-Philanthropy Endowment funded by Dr. Garnett Whitehurst

Dr. Garnett B. Whitehurst signs the Farm-to-Philanthropy Scholars Endowment, while Dr. Sam Pardue (right) thanks him for his support of the university.

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.

$4.5-million estate gift will fund multiple faculty-support endowments

CALS faculty will benefit from endowments created by Dr. George J. and Rhoda W. Kriz.

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.

Officials break ground for new 4-H camp building

Artists Rendition

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.

Full STEAM ahead: Alternative admissions program benefactors host students and families

CALS alumnus Dr. Joe Gordon and Debbie Gordon (front) and STEAM students

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.

Collins Endowment receives $1 million from Altria

Ann Collins, Bill Collins, Shannon Smalley and Dean Richard Linton

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.

$2 million gift from Gail and Joe Dunn funds new student leadership program honoring Adolph Warren

Adolph Warren

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.

Bilderbacks launch endowment to support JCRA programs for children

Ted and Linda Bilberback

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.”

$2 million gift from Gail and Joe Dunn to N.C. State College of Agriculture and Life Sciences funds new student leadership program

Dunn family and CALS administrators at the endowment signing event

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.

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