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Dec 20, 2023

Empowering Youth as an Advocate

Molly Crum, a YFCS alum, found a profound passion for empowering youth. She took this passion into her higher education at NC State and into her career. 

Nov 27, 2023

A Journey from the Farm to the Classroom

Learn how Missy Swain developed a profound passion for agriculture through her involvement in 4-H and FFA and carried that passion to the classroom. 

Oct 25, 2023

Embracing the ‘Think and Do’ Philosophy in Community Engagement

Stacie Kinlaw has exemplified the 'Think and Do' philosophy both during her time at NC State and in her role as the current community engagement manager for Robeson County Partnership for Children 

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Oct 13, 2023

An Open-Door Approach to Agriculture: William Upchurch Named CALS Distinguished Alumnus

William Upchurch’s career has taken him from the fields of the family farm to a seat at the negotiating table for landmark tobacco settlements. 

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Oct 9, 2023

2023 CALS Distinguished and Outstanding Alumni Honored

The College of Agriculture and Life Sciences celebrated its alumni award recipients for 2023 during a ceremony on Oct. 6. 

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Oct 9, 2023

Celebrating Excellence: CALS Alumni Award Winners

AHS Alumni Joy Morgan and Laura Parker, both received the CALS Alumni Awards, highlighting their inspiring journeys and significant contributions to the agricultural field. 

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. 

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Jul 31, 2023

Sunflower Season

Graduate student Abby Pleasant is studying organic black oilseed sunflowers, which researchers believe could be a promising — and profitable — crop for North Carolina farmers. 

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 24, 2023

YFCS Alumni Haskett Earns CFLE

Brittni Haskett, a YFCS alumni, recently earned her CFLE credential. Read her journey as a military wife to a family life educator.