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College of Natural Resources

Students pose for a photo with Ms. Wuf.

Jun 17, 2024

Annual CNR Celebration Brings Donors and Scholarship Recipients Together

This spring, donors and the students they support gathered to celebrate the power of philanthropy at the 2024 Trailblazing Donor Appreciation Brunch. The interactive event, held at the Dail Club at Carter-Finley Stadium, featured just a few of the many hands-on experiences students gain throughout their time in the College of Natural Resources. 

The Memorial Belltower behind some red flowers

May 13, 2024

WestRock Endows Graduate Award in Honor of Peter Hart

Corrugated packing company WestRock recently pledged up to $50,000 in matching funds to help establish a scholarship for graduate students studying paper science and engineering in the Department of Forest Biomaterials. The Dr. Peter W. Hart Graduate Student Award honors its namesake’s exceptional contributions to the industry in 30 years with WestRock, most recently as senior director of research, and his work with NC State’s students. 

Clouds behind the Memorial Belltower

Apr 29, 2024

Four Faculty Members Win Outstanding Research Award, Induction to Research Leadership Academy

Four NC State faculty members, including several distinguished professors, won the university’s top award for research and mentorship in 2024, highlighting their exceptional contributions to their respective fields. The Outstanding Research Award recognizes faculty who lead in their areas of expertise; empower the success of their fellow NC State faculty; and advance an intellectual, multidisciplinary research community. 

Deanna Sassorossi (left) and Sarah Sassorossi (right) with their golden retriever, Kip.

Apr 22, 2024

Sassorossi Family Establishes Scholarship for Paper Science Majors

Deanna and Sarah Sassorossi began to dream about giving back to the College of Natural Resources long before their graduation in 2016 and 2017, respectively. That dream has since grown from small gifts to an endowed scholarship in support of NC State’s Day of Giving 2024. 

Tom and Priscilla Terry (right and center) with Dean Myron Floyd of the NC State College of Natural Resources.

Apr 22, 2024

NC State Couple Donates Land for Natural Resources Education

When Tom and Priscilla Terry decided to donate 138 acres along Broad Creek to NC State, they gave a gift designed to keep on giving to students interested in learning about and managing our natural resources for generations to come. The Terrys also included a provision guaranteeing that if the property is ever sold, the proceeds of that sale will go toward an existing scholarship fund in the College of Natural Resources that the Terrys created a few years ago. 

A cultural exchange program brought together North Carolina coaches and South African coaches in March for workshops focused on leadership development, diversity and inclusion and program implementation. Photo by Sammantha Dellaria

Apr 15, 2024

Exchange Program Promotes Positive Youth Development Through Sports

Empowering New Voices through Education and Sport Training, or ENVEST, is a cultural exchange program that aims to improve the capacity of coaches to implement youth soccer programs that increase leadership skill development and promote respect for differences and inclusion among participants. Jason Bocarro, the Owens-Shelton Distinguished Professor of Leadership with a Global Perspective at NC State, is a co-director of the program. 

A cultural exchange program brought together North Carolina coaches and South African coaches in March for workshops focused on leadership development, diversity and inclusion and program implementation. Photo by Sammantha Dellaria

Apr 8, 2024

Exchange Program Promotes Positive Youth Development Through Sports

Empowering New Voices through Education and Sport Training, or “ENVEST,” is a cultural exchange program that aims to improve the capacity of coaches to implement youth soccer programs that increase leadership skill development and promote respect for differences and inclusion among participants. Jason Bocarro, the Owens-Shelton Distinguished Professor of Leadership with a Global Perspective at NC State, is a co-director of the program. 

The Memorial Belltower with Day of Giving 2024 information

Apr 1, 2024

A Record-Breaking Day of Giving for the College of Natural Resources

Wolfpack supporters around the world showed their commitment to helping the College of Natural Resources build a more sustainable future by donating a record number of gifts to it on NC State’s sixth annual Day of Giving. 

Gabby Landry holding a snake. Photo Credit: Sam Schoenberg/NC State Department of Forestry and Environmental Resources

Mar 22, 2024

A Passion for Conservation Led Gabby Landry to NC State

Gabby Landry is a senior majoring in fisheries, wildlife and conservation biology in the College of Natural Resources. She is also an inaugural member of the James Buzzard Leadership Development Program, which is designed to build leadership skills through a variety of hands-on experiences with current leaders in a variety of fields. The program was initiated through a generous donation from James “Jim” Buzzard, an alumnus of the College of Natural Resources and the former president of MeadWestvaco. 

Shannon Dolan

Mar 19, 2024

Shannon Dolan ’22 Is Setting Sail To Protect, Conserve and Manage Our Oceans

Shannon Dolan discusses her work in conservation and sustainability, and how the Park Scholarships program and the Doris Duke Conservation Scholars program enabled her to achieve her collegiate and career goals.