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Student Spotlight

Maria Angelica Guzman

May 13, 2024

Fostering Well-Being for Immigrant Families

Maria Angelica Guzman's journey from Chile to NC State has been a testament to her passion for family life education, culminating in her graduation with a master's degree in YFCS and her impactful work supporting immigrant families. 

Apr 10, 2024

Journey to Excellence: Jillian Ford’s Path in Agricultural Education at NC State

Growing up around her family’s wholesale plant nursery in eastern NC, Jillian Ford developed an appreciation for agriculture. Learn how she turned that into three degrees from NC State. 

Mar 5, 2024

Empowering Faith Communities with Christian Woods

Growing up with parents immersed in the education field, Christian Woods found himself engaged with families, youth, and communities from an early age. Learn more about his passion for the faith communities. 

Feb 2, 2024

Nurturing Diversity and Growth in Agricultural

Hailing from a bustling urban center, Mikayla Daniels, a graduate student, initially had minimal exposure to the realm of agriculture. It was only upon commencing her academic journey at NC State that she cultivated an appreciation for the field and unearthed a lifelong passion. 

NC State center River Baldwin smiles as teammates congratulate her

Dec 13, 2023

Inside Strength

NC State center River Baldwin is powering toward her best season both on the basketball court and as a CALS graduate student. 

Dec 11, 2023

Online Grad Finds Her Passion at NC State

Miranda Parks recently graduated from the NC State Online Master of Youth, Family and Community Sciences degree program. Parks was able to find her passion through the program’s faculty and courses. Read about how the online program was a game changer for Parks! 

Alex Kissinger Headshot

Dec 8, 2023

From Rural Roots to Extension Excellence

Growing up surrounded by cattle and the Christmas tree industry in Ashe County, Alex Kissinger developed a profound connection to agriculture. This passion for farming grew during high school, his… 

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. 

Three young woman posing in front of a red patterned wall

Nov 8, 2023

In Their Own Words: CALS First-Generation Students

In honor of First Generation Celebration Week, CALS recognizes the diversity within the first-generation community and explores how their experiences contribute to the university’s richness. 

Oct 10, 2023

Cultivating a Future in Agricultural Education: Meet Katlyn Foy

Growing up in the midst of family farming operations, Katlyn Foy gained a profound understanding of the values of hard work and dedication embedded in agriculture.