Posts Tagged ‘alumni’

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.

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.

Chill out with JuVn8 grape smoothie

Grapes

When Kendra Stallings first saw bottles of JuVn8 smoothies on the shelf at a Food Lion in Emerald Isle, she couldn’t contain her excitement. At the beach for a family vacation, Stallings showed the smoothies to her parents, who each then announced to anyone within earshot, “My daughter made these!” Stallings earned her NC State master’s degree from the Department of Food, Bioprocessing and Nutrition Sciences this past May.

Collins, Talley honored as 2014 CALS Distinguished Alumni

Bill Collins and Windell Talley

NC State University graduates William K. Collins and Windell L. Talley were named the 2014 College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Distinguished Alumni at the CALS Alumni Awards Reception and Ceremony, Sept. 5.

Barrett Kays breaks new ground in career spanning soil science and landscape architecture

Barrett Kays

Dr. Barrett Kays may never have outgrown the near-universal childhood love of playing in the dirt, but he’s not out making mud pies. Instead, the NC State University alumnus is designing soils that support some of the nation’s most complicated landscape architectural projects.

Remembering T. Carlton Blalock, former CES director and National 4-H Hall of Fame laureate

Dr. T. Carlton Blalock

Dr. T. Carlton Blalock, 89, who served as director of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences’ Cooperative Extension Service from 1978 to 1981, passed away Sept. 16.

CALS alumnus receives Emerging Scholar Award from American Society of Animal Science

Dr. David Rosero (right) accepts the Southern Section Emerging Scholar Award from Dr. Lawton Stewart, University of Georgia.

Dr. David Rosero hopes to make significant and relevant contributions to the field of animal science.

Collins, Edmisten win national cotton awards

Guy Collins (left) and Keith Edmisten

NC State University College of Agriculture and Life Sciences faculty members won two of the top awards given last week at the national Beltwide Cotton Conferences in San Antonio, Texas.

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