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College of Agriculture and Life Sciences

Katherine Drake Stowe with her family

Mar 21, 2023

Stowe Leads Soybean Research, WolfPack Alumni and Two Budding Farmers

CALS alumna Katherine Drake Stowe has turned her interest in plant breeding into a career as the first director of the nonprofit U.S. Soybean Research Collaborative. She also serves as president of the NC State Alumni Association and volunteers with NC State’s Caldwell Fellows and SATELLITE Camp, a STEM high school outreach program led by Caldwell. 

Mar 7, 2023

College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Dean Finalist Interviews Announced

Four finalists for dean of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences have been selected for on-campus interviews, which will begin the week of March 6 and take place throughout the month. 

Sonia Murphy

Mar 7, 2023

From Paris to Piedmont

French-born Sonia Murphy feels at home as the first female assistant dean for CALS Advancement. She is also president of the North Carolina Agricultural Foundation. 

Sydney Seymour in a biotechnology company's greenhouse in Ethiopia

Feb 20, 2023

Solving Problems and Building the Next Generation of Engineers

Sydney Seymour is a three-time alumnus of the College of Engineering with 15 U.S. patents, one international patent and an international consulting company to his name. Despite all of this success, he continues to give back to what is important to him: helping train the next generation of engineers. 

Brady Farlow

Feb 14, 2023

Finding Opportunities for Growth

Brady Farlow knows about the importance of scholarships — financial assistance has connected the second-year horticulture and Spanish student to study abroad, a passion for his future career, and close-knit communities at NC State that welcomed him with open arms. 

Javian McMillan stopped at a model village hut on a 2022 trip to Stonehenge in England.

Feb 13, 2023

Javian McMillan: Challenge Yourself to Find Community

Meet a Goodnight Scholar, FFA state officer and aspiring veterinarian who is following his dreams in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. 

Jacqueline Murphy Miller, Susan Jakes, John Dole, Brandon Batten, William Upchurch, Rich Bonanno, Rep. Larry Strickland, Bill Collins, Susan Barnes

Feb 13, 2023

Grants Expand Options for North Carolina Farmers

A $1.5 million grant from the North Carolina Tobacco Trust Fund Commission will help farmers upgrade, diversify and maintain family farms throughout the state. It is the latest in continued funding by the commission to NC State’s AgVentures program. 

Colin Kay and Giuseppe Valacchi

Jan 30, 2023

NC State Names New Murdock Distinguished Professors

Colin Kay and Giuseppe Valacchi, professors at NC State’s Plants for Human Health Institute in Kannapolis, North Carolina, have been named David H. Murdock Distinguished Professors. The professorships are funded by an endowment created by a $2 million gift from David Murdock, former CEO of Dole Foods and other businesses, and a matching $1 million gift from the North Carolina Distinguished Professors Endowment Trust Fund. 

Andrea Rubio at Wolf Plaza

Jan 30, 2023

Ph.D. Student Wants to Fill the Need for Feed Research

Andrea Rubio has no plans to trade in her dusty T-shirts, pants and boots for more professional attire now that she’s earned her Ph.D. from NC State. The Prestage Department of Poultry Science alumna and inaugural recipient of the John Thomas Brake Memorial Poultry Science Graduate Endowment Award enjoys working with animals too much. 

The wolf wood sculpture in Talley Student Union

Jan 23, 2023

New NC State Crowdfunding Projects Launch

NC State Crowdfunding has launched seven new projects this winter to connect the Wolfpack community with causes they are passionate about and that help our students, faculty and staff bring their ideas to life.