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AHS Welcomes, Awards, Recognitions, and Farewells

We are so thankful for our AHS department! Today we would like to express proper gratitude by acknowledging the many achievements made by our phenomenally hardworking faculty and staff. We would also like to send proper goodbyes to our AHS colleagues, whose time has ended. We wish them all the best and can’t wait to see what they accomplish next. 


  • Lorena Caudillo started as an extension associate in the More in My Basket Program.
  • Erica Pullen began with the Department of the Air Force 4-H Military Partnership Outreach & Support Program as a program associate.
  • Cassandra Reclosado started as the Business Services Coordinator for NC FFA.
  • Ernesto Sotelo Dopico began as an extension associate for Share Our Strength, which is part of the More in My Basket Program.
  • Kennae Rawlings started with the High Obesity Program as an extension associate.

Awards and Recognitions

  • Maria Angelica Guzman, an MR student in Youth, Family, and Community Sciences was recognized by the National Council of Family Relations Honors Student Program. She is the first student from NC State to earn the honor.
  • Virginia Stage was honored with the FoodMASTER Initiative by The White House during the Open Science Recognition Challenge, earning the title of Champion of Open Science to Advance Education and its outstanding contributions to open science education. 
  • Michael Schulman was recognized as the Excellence in Agromedicine Research recipient for his long-term commitment to the Institute and for his excellence in agricultural-related research and student education.

Research and Extension

  • The 17th Annual NC State Graduate Student Research Symposium was recently held at the McKimmon Center. The symposium featured four students from the department, including Abasiama-Arit Aniche, Jillian Ford, Saifur Rahman, and Elisabeth Ramsey.
  • AHS faculty and staff published a multitude of research this winter. Read more about their research here.
  • Ben Champman appeared on a panel organized by Global One Health Academy in collaboration with the Wicked Problems, Wolfpack Solutions, and the NC State Libraries names (Y)Our Health in the Movies, which focused on Food and Water.
  • Katie McKee, along with several colleagues secured a $300,000 USDA Higher Education Challenge Grant for a transformative project aimed at enhancing entrepreneurial competencies through cutting-edge technologies and innovative business models (IBMs).


  • Christian Woods departed the SNAP-Ed grant as an extension associate in late January.
  • Melissa Roseboro left her position as Program Coordinator for the More In My Basket program in April.