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College of Agriculture and Life Sciences

Mika'el Chabeda in his cap and gown on the Court of North Carolina

May 13, 2024

Forward Thinking

Hands-on experience in agroecology and plant biology has prepared Goodnight Scholar Mika’el Chabeda to make a difference in the world. 

Abdullah Zaben in his graduation cap and gown in front of the Memorial Belltower

Apr 29, 2024

Many Healthy Pursuits

For graduating senior Abdullah Zaben, attending NC State has been about much more than just classrooms and textbooks. The Caldwell Fellow’s extracurricular activities have helped his community in extraordinary ways while also preparing him for his next big step. 

Hali Harwood

Apr 29, 2024

Illuminating Science

Hali Harwood, biochemistry major student in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, is the first recipient of the Harold Swaisgood Biochemistry Mentorship Fund. CALS alumni Mary and Mark Sliwkowski, both of whom have professional backgrounds in biochemistry, established the fund, which provides a generous stipend to students for 15 months of research. 

Weilong He in the Suggs Laboratory in the Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering.

Apr 1, 2024

Planting the Future

With support from the Norma L. Trolinder N.C. Plant Sciences Initiative Graduate Student Endowment Award, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences student Weilong He is aiming to make plant science high tech. 

Callie Lewis Bryan. Photo credit: Catrina Moretz Photography

Mar 22, 2024

Hardworking Heroine

NC State alumna Callie Lewis Bryan ’22 was the first recipient of the Jarvis Warren Family Animal Industry Scholarship Endowment, a full-ride scholarship named in honor of Dan Warren’s father. During her time at NC State, Lewis Bryan even had the opportunity to get to know Dan Warren, whose gift funded the scholarship. 

Beth Farrell, far right, with Mr. and Ms. Wuf and another NC State fan in Reynolds Coliseum

Mar 11, 2024

The Ripple Effect of Support

NC State alumna Beth Pugh Farrell discusses getting involved, giving back and staying connected with her alma mater. 

Campus Gateway

Mar 11, 2024

Leaders Named to N.C. PSI Commercialization Council

The new council will inform the N.C. Plant Sciences Initiative’s efforts to deliver to growers across North Carolina by helping provide access to transformational technologies and support tools. Stephen Markham, Goodnight Distinguished University Professor of Innovation and Entrepreneurship and the executive director of NC State Innovation and Entrepreneurship, is co-chair of the council. 

AGI lecturer Currey Nobles teaches students in a lamb evaluation class.

Mar 11, 2024

Funding Boosts Agricultural Institute’s Career Readiness Programs

In 2021, the Golden LEAF Foundation provided the Agricultural Institute (AGI) with nearly $1 million to support new programs to increase student recruitment and enhance job readiness for agricultural management and the livestock sector. Through the foundation’s generous gift, AGI has applied the funding in four areas: an agricultural operations certificate, a food animal and poultry processing curriculum, student internships and a mentorship program. 

Eli Hornstein's startup company, Elysia Creative Biology, is producing bioengineered crops that can be turned into feed that reduces methane emission from cows.

Mar 1, 2024

Starting Strong

The N.C. Plant Sciences Initiative’s Startup Program provides expertise and resources to help emerging companies bring problem-solving agricultural technologies to the marketplace, including through a newly established commercialization advisory council. Steve Markham, Goodnight Distinguished Professor in Innovation and Entrepreneurism, is co-director of the council. 

The Memorial Belltower at Henry Square as seen from Holladay Hall

Feb 26, 2024

William Neal Reynolds Distinguished Professors Announced

Twelve professors in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences were recently named William Neal Reynolds Distinguished Professors. The professorship is one of the college’s highest honors, created by William Neal Reynolds in 1950 through an endowment to recognize outstanding scholars, leaders, teachers and mentors.