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‘Apostle for horticulture’ Bryce Lane creates student travel endowment

Bryce and Susanna Lane are joined at the signing table by their grandsons (from left), Tate, Ellis and Lane, and, behind them, daughters Meghan Newkirk and Sarah Ivy, holding granddaughters, Daphne and Paige.

During his 32-year career, Bryce Lane led students on many national field trips and competitions, as well as international excursions, where he introduced students to world horticulture practices. Creating a fund to support travel opportunities for horticulture students seemed a natural choice as his parting gift to the Department of Horticultural Science when he retired.

Bruneau Golf Tournament sponsor gives back to turfgrass program

Teamed as a foursome at the tournament are (from left) Art Bruneau, Ken Heltemes, Paul Brooks and John Roberts.

When Ken Heltemes moved to Raleigh from Ohio in 1987 to start a new Barefoot Grass Lawn Service franchise, he didn’t know much about turfgrass. That changed when he crossed paths with Dr. Art Bruneau, namesake for an annual golf tournament that raises funds for CALS’ turfgrass program.

CALS donors and retirees celebrated at December reception

William D. Toussaint Agricultural and Resource Economics Scholar Evan Chappell (right) of Candor sits with scholarship donor Eunice Toussaint at the Dec. 8 reception.

The Retiree and Donor Appreciation Event, celebrating the contributions of donors and retirees to the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, this year included an opportunity for the guests of honor to participate in a special Cooperative Extension Visioning Initiative.

North Carolina FFA gets grant to improve ag education programs

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The North Carolina Tobacco Trust Fund Commission has awarded $180,000 to the North Carolina FFA Foundation to improve high school agricultural education programs throughout the state.

TTFC funds expansion of AgriSafe and Certified Safe Farm programs

CALS Dean Richard Linton (left) and Dr. Joe Zublena accept the contribution from TTFC's William Upchurch (right).

Through a recent grant to the N.C. Agricultural Foundation Inc., the N.C. Tobacco Trust Fund Commission (TTFC) is providing funds to expand and continue the work of the AgriSafe and Certified Safe Farm programs in North Carolina.

Gentry honored, new Pullen Society initiative launched at CALS fall joint foundations luncheon

Deborah Johnson (left) and CALS Dean Rich Linton (right) present the Distinguished Service Award to Jimmy Gentry.

“Preparing the Way,” a campaign initiative for the foundation boards of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences to join N.C. State University’s Pullen Society, was launched Nov. 7. The foundations also presented the annual Distinguished Service Award to Jimmy Gentry, president of the State Grange.

New scholarship honors J.C. Whitehurst Jr., visionary agribusinessman

Participating in the ceremony to establish the annual scholarship are (seated from left) Jim Whitehurst and Tony Griffin; (standing) Dean Richard Linton, Ann Whitehurst, Helen Kirven and Sam Pardue.

The late J.C. Whitehurst Jr. of Greenville was honored Nov. 1 with the creation of an annual scholarship in his name by Coastal AgroBusiness Inc., the company he founded.

Bruneau golf tournament funds scholarships

Picture of Dr. Art Bruneau

Golfers can play a round on North Carolina State University’s Lonnie Poole Golf Course and raise money for N.C. State scholarships Monday, Sept. 24 during the annual Dr. Art Bruneau Golf Tournament and Scholarship Fundraiser.

Past CALS deans honored at joint foundations expanded spring event

Reunion at Patterson Hall: Drs. Durward Bateman, James Oblinger, Richard Linton and Johnny Wynne gather to unveil the plaque honoring CALS leaders.

“Bridging the past to the future” was the theme when boards of foundations supporting N.C. State University’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences convened for a particularly special and historic joint meeting on April 10.

Transforming the Future celebrated at CALS annual donor recognition

Melda and Bill Lamm endowed the scholarship won by CALS senior David Horne (right), who joined them at the donor recognition event.

A snowy weekend did not daunt the more than 400 guests who attended the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences’ annual donor recognition event, Feb. 17. Among the hundreds assembled at N.C. State University’s McKimmon Center for the occasion were CALS donors, scholarship and professorship recipients, faculty members, alumni and students, along with university administrators.

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