Posts Tagged ‘diversity’

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.

Bringing CALS to counselors

Picture of CALS Dean Richard Linton, Norris Tolson, president and CEO of the North Carolina Biotechnology Center; Dr. Sam Pardue, CALS associate dean and director of Academic Programs; and Dr. Lisa Guion Jones, CALS assistant dean for diversity.

A summer program raises awareness of CALS among high school and community college students by reaching out to their guidance and college transition counselors.

Postdoctoral program aims for greater faculty diversity

Picture of Dr. Terrence Gardner and Dr. Owen Duckworth

When Dr. Terrence Gardner was hired, he became the first African-American postdoctoral researcher in the College in nearly a decade, which is why the Dean’s Postdoctoral Fellowship was created. The fellowship provides outstanding scholars from underrepresented groups with an opportunity that might not otherwise be available.

Lisa Guion Jones elected to Hall of Fame

Picture of Dr. Lisa Guion Jones

Dr. Lisa Guion Jones, professor of Agricultural and Extension Education and Assistant Dean for Diversity, Outreach and Engagement, is a 2012 inductee into the International Adult and Continuing Education Hall of Fame.

CAALS-3D provides summer research experience

Picture of Dr. Alexandria Graves and students in Dr. Graves' lab.

For 44 high school students, the summer of 2012 included a week in College of Agriculture and Life Sciences laboratories learning about subjects ranging from plant breeding to biofuels.

CALS is Diversity Award winner

The College of Agriculture and Life Sciences was recognized for efforts to promote equity, diversity and inclusion by the North Carolina State University Office for Institutional Equity and Diversity with a 2012 Outstanding College/Division Diversity Award.

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