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Jun 12, 2024

Crafting Environments for Human Interaction

Kai Kelley Jr.'s journey to a Master's degree in YFCS at NC State reflects his dedication to fostering human interaction, supporting youth development, and preparing students for successful futures in higher education and beyond. 

May 30, 2024

From 4-H to Nonprofits: Charlie Godfrey’s Journey

Charlie Godfrey's journey from NC 4-H to nonprofit work highlights his dedication to helping others and making a positive impact through education and community programs. 

Apr 24, 2024

Empowering Aging and Disabled Communities

Discover Susan McGuire's inspiring journey in advocating for aging and disabled communities, connecting individuals to essential resources and making a lasting impact. 

Mar 29, 2024

Cultivating Tomorrow’s Leaders in Agricultural Education

Following in their father's footsteps, Tori Gwaltney was introduced to 4-H at a young age. Captivated by the program, they grew to become an ag educator. 

Feb 25, 2024

Jawan Burwell’s Journey: From Camp Counselor to Youth Advocate

Spending several summers working as a summer camp counselor, Jawan Burwell started his venture into supporting youth and families. Though he had found his passion, it wasn’t a direct path… 

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Jan 28, 2024

From Distance Learning to Community Farming

Gabrielle Buchanan thrived in the CALS agricultural science distance education program, developing skills that now boost her role as a volunteer services coordinator at Raleigh’s Inter-Faith Food Shuttle. 

Jan 24, 2024

Rooted in Agricultural Success

Daniel Radford, an alum of the AHS department, has always been an NC State fan as proven by his two degrees and even working at the university. Radford attributes his successful career path to the opportunities and support he received at NC State. 

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Jan 22, 2024

For CALS Alum, Giving Back is Giving Forward

For Malachi Curtis, the people and programs at NC State have been instrumental in molding him into the person he is today. It’s one of the reasons he’s participated in the annual Day of Giving for the past four years. 

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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.