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Student Spotlight

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! 

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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. 

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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. 

Sep 11, 2023

Merging Football and Life Coaching: A Conversation with Alec Cobb

As life coaching continues to grow, learn how NC State football offensive graduate assistant and YFCS graduate student, Alec Cobb, is using it on the football field. 

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. 

Clay Beasley on a tractor in a field

Aug 16, 2023

An Extension Education

Wilson County was a classroom for agricultural education major Clay Beasley this summer as he learned about NC State Extension’s vital role in supporting farmers.