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Tag: College of Agriculture and Life Sciences

exterior shot of the GLBT center doors with the pride flag with raised fist hanging

Jun 27, 2022

Being Better, Year-long LGBTQ+ Allies

Kaitlyn Thomas, a rising senior in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences who identifies as LGBTQ+, shares ways in which we can be year-long allies and advocates, including supporting NC State funds centered on the LGBTQ+ student experience. 

NC State University Dinah E. Gore Teaching and Research Kitchens signage

Jun 20, 2022

Dinah E. Gore Kitchen Pantry Dedicated to Dunn

The Dinah E. Gore Teaching and Research Kitchens pantry now bears the name of Dr. Carolyn Dunn, William Neal Reynolds Distinguished Professor and former head of the Department of Agricultural and Human Science. The naming honors the service and dedication of Dunn, one of the major drivers behind the vision for boosting the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences’ work in foods and nutrition by creating a state-of-the-art teaching and research kitchen complex to serve as a hub for observational research studies, training workshops, educational video shoots and more. 

Patterson Hall on a spring day. Photo by Becky Kirkland.

Jun 13, 2022

Four Incoming CALS Students Named Park Scholars

The Park Scholarships program has named 42 students to its class of 2026 including incoming College of Agriculture and Life Sciences students Sydney Loflin, Eli Roberts, Caden Robinette and Karla S. Velasquez-Contreras. 

Tom Wentworth

Jun 7, 2022

The Gift of Perspective

Emeritus Professor Tom Wentworth and his wife, Linda Rudd, are giving to NC State students and professors through support of the Research Pack Abroad Program. Their gift will fund student and faculty travel to ensure that the opportunity for them to work in labs abroad is a dream they can realize. 

Wilson College of Textiles campus

May 24, 2022

From Farm to Flight: O.K. Moore ’59 Follows His North Star

O.K. Moore experienced all he could at NC State before graduating in 1959. Now, he and his wife, Marsha, are helping provide unexpected opportunities for students just like him. 

Luke Owen helps his grandfather sell flowers at the farmers market in Brevard. (Photo courtesy of Luke Owen)

May 24, 2022

Graduating Senior Strives for ‘Bigger and Better Things’

Luke Owen was excelling in his course work in horticulture technology at Blue Ridge Community College when he decided to see if he could earn a scholarship to transfer to a four-year university. To his surprise, the Transylvania County native won what was essentially a full-ride scholarship to NC State, where he continued to Think and Do. 

Cranos Williams

May 17, 2022

Cranos Williams Named Goodnight Distinguished Professor

NC State faculty member Cranos Williams was recently named a Goodnight Distinguished Professor in Agricultural Analytics by the College of Engineering and the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. The new professorship was bestowed on Williams for promoting cross-college collaborations leading to next-generation precision agriculture solutions, as well as for his research, teaching and leadership in using data-driven approaches to understand the biological processes behind plants’ growth, development and adaptation to changing environments. 

Ethan Thompson

May 10, 2022

Ethan Thompson: Aiding Farmers Through Research

Ethan Thompson ’22 was the recipient of 10 scholarships during his time with the Pack, including the Herbert S. Battie Scholarship Fund, the James B. Hunt Scholarship and the NC State Fair Youth Livestock Scholarship. Now an alumnus of NC State, the biochemistry major is headed to graduate school to earn a Ph.D. 


May 10, 2022

Alex Blanchard: Going the Extra Mile

Multi-scholarship recipient Alex Blanchard ’22 was prepared to graduate with a bachelor’s degree in poultry science in 2021 but realized she wanted a second degree. With help from the Frank R. Craig Memorial Scholarship, the Tom and Louise Morris Scholarship, the TT Brown Memorial Scholarship, the F. W. Cook Poultry Scholarship and more, she graduated this spring with an animal science degree as well. 

Secretary Elizabeth Biser presenting Grace Baucom with her certificate.

May 3, 2022

NC DEQ Secretary Biser Presents Grace Baucom ’22 With Environmental Education Certificate

North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality Secretary Elizabeth S. Biser presented Park Scholar Grace Baucom ’22 with her NC Environmental Education Certificate on April 20. Grace is earning a double major in extension education and in agroecology and sustainable food systems thanks to help from the Park Scholarships program.