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Nov 13, 2023

Discovering Passion and Purpose Through Extension

A few fortunate individuals discover a career they genuinely love, which becomes their pursuit after graduation. Ivelisse Colon, a Master's student studying Youth, Family, and Community Sciences (YFCS) who will graduate this December, is one such lucky person. 

Sep 27, 2023

From 4-H Roots to Legal Heights: Montana Reiser’s Inspirational Journey of Transformation

Montana Reiser's remarkable journey from 4-H to the courtroom illustrates the transformative impact of pursuing unexpected passions and seizing opportunities. 

Sep 15, 2023

Shaping Futures and Building Leadership in Agriculture

Rhonda Sutton's multifaceted career journey, from a mental health counselor to a leader in agricultural leadership, highlights the importance of transferable skills and a commitment to professional growth. 

Aug 28, 2023

From Family Farm to Ag Educator

Meet Ag Ed student Ann Morgan Hawthorne. Throughout her life, her family has taught her the value of serving yourself by serving others. Read her story to learn more. 

Autumn Guin teaching a class.

Aug 24, 2023

A Dedication to Youth, Families, and Communities: Meet Autumn Cano-Guin

Autumn Cano-Guin's strong dedication to underserved youth, families, and communities has propelled her towards remarkable achievements in her career. Learn more about her journey. 

Aug 18, 2023

Helping Cultures Survive and Children Thrive

YFCS alumnus Amma Gatty's beliefs lie at the core of her engagement with youth as the Founder and Executive Director of Culture Encounters. Learn more about her journey through the AHS alumni spotlight. 

Jul 26, 2023

Coming Full Circle: Why I Became an Ag Educator

From initial discouragement to a thriving career, Susan Jones' journey at NC State came full circle, shaping her into an accomplished educator who embraces the opportunities that have shaped her life. 

May 30, 2023

“Start Em Young!”: Dr. Virginia Stage’s Mission for Healthy Eating

Meet Virginia Stage, an assistant professor and nutrition education and behavior specialist in our department. Learn about her passion for nutrition and healthy eating in early childhood. 

Feb 27, 2023

Dr. Basheerah Enahora: Nutrition and Extension

For our February faculty feature, we have one of our newest faculty members, Dr. Basheerah Enahora. Learn about her focus on nutrition education and extension. 

Feb 22, 2023

Dr. Rachel Monteverdi: Against All Odds

YFCS alumni, Dr. Rachel Monteverdi, discusses the obstacles she had to work through to have a successful career and how NC State prepared her.