Archive for the ‘Perspectives’ Category

$2 million grant will allow 4-H to support more Hispanic youth

Youth holding trophy

National 4-H Council has received a three-year, $2 million grant from the New York Life Foundation to empower more Hispanic youth to succeed in high school, graduate on time and pursue a college education. The funds will support the successful Juntos 4-H program developed by N.C. Cooperative Extension.

For the dirt on soils, check out “Dig It!”

Boys at an interactive Dig It! display.

Soil: It’s much more than dirt. It’s a dynamic resource that supports nearly every form of life on Earth, and an exhibit at a Raleigh museum is aimed at raising the public’s awareness of its value and complexity. CALS scientists have been heavily involved.

A Rosy Day for the 2015 Gala in the Garden

The JC Raulston Arboretum held its annual fund-raising gala May 3.

This year’s gala theme was Stop and Smell the Roses, in commemoration of the completion of the Finley-Nottingham Rose Garden, which has been moved and enlarged.

Student Perspectives: Elizabeth Gillispie

Elizabeth Gillispie studies the relationship of manganese and arsenic in groundwater contamination.

CALS Ph.D. student Elizabeth Gillispie has gotten a mix of experiences at NC State – experiences she hopes to build upon in her career as a soil scientist. Her current research sheds light on arsenic contamination of groundwater, which can cause serious human health problems.

Strategic efforts boost CALS in minority student rankings

Sabriya Dobbins

Sabriya Dobbins is one of the increasing number of successful minority students in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. Recently released rankings show that NC State has moved into the nation’s Top 10 when it comes to graduating minority students in agriculture.

Burke accepts position as interim director

Travis Burke

Dr. Travis Burke has been named as interim associate dean of NC State University’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and director of the North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service beginning July 1.

CALS honors 2015 spring grads

girl at commencement

In May, excitement builds across campus as our soon-to-be graduates parade in red commencement robes, and graduate degree candidates don their black robes and hoods. This spring, CALS will award 62 associate degrees (Agricultural Institute), 394 bachelor’s degrees and 140 graduate degrees.

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.

Sam Pardue hits the road to share college admissions tips with prospective students statewide

Dr. Sam Pardue and students

Dr. Sam Pardue visits with prospective college students in rural North Carolina counties this spring to share important information on university admissions strategies.

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