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Emanuella Tran

Mar 13, 2023

Goodnight Scholar Q&A: A Conversation With Emanuella Tran ’26

Emanuella Tran is a freshman studying environmental sciences in the College of Natural Resources’ Department of Forestry and Environmental Resources. She is also among the 50 students in the class of 2026 recently selected for the Goodnight Scholars Program. 

Mary Marriott hugging a tree

Mar 7, 2023

Forestry Student Mary Marriott Awarded Prestigious Scholarship

Mary Marriott, a junior majoring in forest management in the College of Natural Resources, has been awarded the Nicholas M. Curtis Memorial Scholarship Endowment from the North Carolina Forestry Association. Marriott has also received the J.M. and Sally B. Beard Forestry Endowed Scholarship and the Eldon M. and Leola P. Estep Natural Resources Endowed Scholarship Award during her time at NC State. 

Lee and Sunny Allen

Feb 13, 2023

Generous Gift to the College of Natural Resources Will Fund International Studies for Forestry Students

Lee and Sunny Allen, educators who have dedicated the bulk of their academic lives and love to NC State, have created an endowment that will enable students to learn about ecosystems, wildlife and forestry operations around the world. The Allen International Travel Endowment provides support for undergraduate and/or graduate students pursuing a degree in the Department of Forestry and Environmental Resources who want to travel internationally — especially those traveling overseas for the first time. 

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. 

NC State students examine the “Wolfpack Baby” fourdrinier, a machine used for the evaluation of a number of furnishes and process conditions for papermaking. Photo by Becky Kirkland

Jan 9, 2023

Nicholson Scholarship Supports First-Generation Paper Science Students

The Bart and Pam Nicholson Endowed Scholarship, established by its namesakes in 2021, provides financial support for first-generation students in the paper science and engineering program who have completed their first year in the College of Natural Resources and who belong to historically underserved or marginalized populations. 

Ivana Mali. Photo by Becky Kirkland

Jan 9, 2023

Ivana Mali Named Distinguished Scholar for Conservation Biology

Ivana Mali, an associate professor in the Department of Forestry and Environmental Resources, has been named the Ecology Wildlife Foundation Distinguished Scholar for Conservation Biology. The position was recently created through a generous gift from the Ecology Wildlife Foundation, a donor-advised fund dedicated to supporting organizations in North Carolina that encourage environmental conservation and education. 

Natalie Locklear

Dec 12, 2022

Natalie Locklear: Goodnight Spotlight

Not only has Natalie Locklear ’25 found support through the Goodnight Scholars program, but the American Indian Science and Engineering Society and Native American Student Association at NC State also provide her with connections to the Native community she didn’t have in primary and secondary school. 

Students working in a conference room

Nov 28, 2022

New CNR Program Aims to Grow Tomorrow’s Leaders

The new James Buzzard Leadership Development Program, which is expected to launch in the spring of 2023, is a year-long program targeting upper-level undergraduates who are within three semesters of graduation. The program was established through a gift to the College of Natural Resources by the late James “Jim” Buzzard, a 1976 pulp and paper technology alumnus, and will provide students with cumulative leadership experiences such as the CNR Student Ambassadors, Shelton Leadership, Sustainability Steward or similar programs. 

The NC state flag and the Memorial Belltower

Nov 14, 2022

CNR Names New Assistant Dean for College Advancement

Jennifer Piercy has been selected as the College of Natural Resources’ new assistant dean for college advancement and president of the NC State Natural Resources Foundation. The CNR alumnus brings 10 years of board management, fundraising, alumni relations, communications, leadership and management experience to this position and was instrumental in closing several major gifts to the college during the Think and Do the Extraordinary Campaign. 

Fikret Isik

Oct 31, 2022

Forestry Professor Fikret Isik Named Fulbright Scholar

Fikret Isik, a professor of forestry and environmental resources and the co-director of the Tree Improvement Program at NC State, has received a Fulbright U.S. Scholar Award. Beginning in February 2023, Isik will spend nearly a year conducting research on and teaching courses about quantitative genetics and its applications to plant and animal breeding at the University of Pretoria’s Future Africa campus.