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Tag: College of Agriculture and Life Sciences

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. 

David and Mary Peele

Apr 26, 2022

In Memory of Mary

N.C. PSI donor David Peele has named an NC State Plant Sciences Building greenhouse in memory of his late wife, Mary, and her lifelong love of horticulture. 

The copper wolves of Wolf Plaza on a summer day.

Apr 19, 2022

A Community Effort

NC State Crowdfunding connects alumni, friends, family and community members with causes they are passionate about and helps our students, faculty and staff bring their ideas to life. 

The belltower lit red

Apr 12, 2022

Honoring Gerald Elkan’s 23 Years of Service Helping Park Scholars Pursue Enrichment Experiences

Dr. Gerald H. Elkan has been heavily involved in NC State’s Park Scholarships program over the years. During and after Elkan’s distinguished four-decade career as a microbiology professor in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, he served as a celebrated Park Faculty Scholar for the Classes of 2002, 2006, 2009, and 2011; established the Gerald H. Elkan Distinguished Lecture on Science and Society to support an annual talk at the university; has volunteered on the Park Enrichment Grant Committee; and much more. 

Morgan Weinberg

Apr 12, 2022

One Sweet Career

Morgan Weinberg is an NC State senior double majoring in food science and history. The Chicago native and president of the Thomas Jefferson Scholars has dreams of working in research and development for sugary treats. Last summer, Weinberg had the opportunity to explore this passion with an internship at a company called Glanbia Nutritionals.