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College of Agriculture and Life Sciences

Lavanya Nagaraj

Dec 5, 2022

A Passion for Medicine

As a partner with Blue Ridge Dermatology, Caldwell Fellow and CALS alumna Lavanya Nagaraj is pursuing the life she always wanted. 

SinnovaTek employees working in a lab

Dec 5, 2022

NC State Spinout Company Seeks to Spark Innovation, Fight Food Waste

SinnovaTek, a company co-founded by CALS research professor Josip Simunovic with aid from the Chancellor’s Innovation Fund, has now helped bring more than 100 new FDA-approved products to market. It also employs several NC State alumni, including some of Simunovic’s former students. 

Sarah Ash

Nov 28, 2022

Giving Back to Her Pack

There is often a story or personal connection behind the gifts Sarah Ash, professor emerita for the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, has given to CALS and NC State over the years. Her Pack philanthropy began, for instance, with a gift to honor her parents. 

The coast of Valencia, Spain

Nov 28, 2022

CALS Student Explores Sustainable Agriculture in Spain

Renee Long recently combined her interests in food and travel by visiting Valencia, Spain, with the Sustainable Entrepreneurship study-abroad program. Long is a recipient of the 2022-23 CALS Alumni and Friends Society Scholarship. 

Josh Monahan, a 2017 agricultural business management alumnus, owns 1in6 Snacks. Photo credit: Nicholas Faulkner from the Technician.

Nov 21, 2022

Snack King Expands Business, Continues to Give Back

CALS alumnus Josh Monahan’s 1in6 Snacks is growing quickly, allowing him to give back to his alma mater like never before through a new partnership with NC State. Profits from ’Pack Snack, an individual-sized bag of Outer Banks Sea Salt flavored kettle chips, benefit student scholarships. 

Allyson Brake Farmer

Oct 31, 2022

Allyson Brake Farmer Joins CALS Advancement

Allyson Brake Farmer has joined the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Advancement team as the new associate director of leadership annual giving for the 4-H and FFA programs. Farmer is very familiar with both programs, as she is a former 4-H State Council president and a second-generation 4-H Honor Club member. 

Dr. Phillip Snider

Oct 25, 2022

Agriculture to Medicine: Dr. Phillip Snider Honored as CALS Distinguished Alumnus

Snider recently received his CALS Distinguished Alumni Award during the annual CALS Alumni Awards event. Snider’s passion for teaching and helping others are reasons he was chosen for this honor — and why he chose to make a planned gift through his estate that will provide scholarships to future students. 

Marsha and Bill Prestage

Oct 18, 2022

Devoted CALS Philanthropist William Prestage Passes Away

William “Bill” Prestage, the founder, owner and patriarch of Clinton, North Carolina-based Prestage Farms and the namesake of NC State’s Prestage Department of Poultry Science, passed away Oct. 10, 2022, at the age of 87. Prestage will be remembered as a dear friend and avid supporter of NC State, the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and the department. 

The Memorial Belltower podcast logo.

Oct 4, 2022

Podcast: Clyde Sorenson – NC State Alumnus, Distinguished Professor and Donor

On this episode, we’re joined by Clyde Sorenson, an NC State alumnus, distinguished professor and donor, to discuss the impact of private support on his work and the university as a whole. 

Vance Dalton (center) with others at the Millstone Dining Hall ribbon cutting.

Oct 4, 2022

Two Gifts Benefit Historic Millstone 4-H Camp

One gift from the Farm Credit Associations of North Carolina will support renovating the 80-year-old dining hall at Millstone. A separate gift from James W. Clark Jr. will support the future of learning within the North Carolina 4-H History and Learning Center Complex at Millstone.