Four people associated with N.C. State University won national awards recently at the National Agricultural Alumni and Development Association’s annual conference in Lubbock, Texas.
The Barbara E. and Gerald A. Carlson Endowment — to fund the annual Gerald A. Carlson Outstanding Ph.D. Dissertation Award in Agricultural and Resource Economics — was established in ceremonies April 29.
Using an extensive cabbage germplasm collection given to N.C. State University by Monsanto Co., scientists expect to develop new and improved varieties to increase demand for cabbage and expand production in North Carolina.
The awards, sponsored each year by the N.C. Agricultural Foundation Inc., recognized CALS faculty and student organizations for efforts in raising funds to benefit College programs, as well as volunteer, corporate/foundation and commodity organization support activities.
The annual fund-raising event honors the lifetime achievements of former 4-H members, families and supporters.
In September, Bayer CropScience’s Dr. Nick Hamon presented the final of three gift installments from the company to fully endow the position of Bayer Environmental Science Professor of Sustainable Development in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.
The Laura Medlen Whatley and Thomas L. Whatley Crop Science Student Emergency Fund will help crop science students who may experience unexpected economic hardship or changes in their financial status.
It’s not typical that an endowment signing draws a standing-room-only crowd, but when word went out that a scholarship was being created in memory of Richard Canady, 2002 graduate of N.C. State University, nearly three score family, friends and colleagues made a point to be there Oct. 1.
The Joseph E. and Robin C. Hightower Graduate Award Endowment in Fisheries and Wildlife Sciences was created Oct. 22.
A state legislator, a county commissioner and a retired Extension-director-turned-community-volunteer were honored Nov. 10 during the joint meeting of the North Carolina Agriculture, Dairy and Tobacco foundations at N.C. State University.