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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. 

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. 

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 

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. 

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. 

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Apr 28, 2023

Lauren Langley: From First-gen Farmer to Livestock Agent

Growing up on a first-generation family farm, Lauren Langley gained skills and knowledge that later expanded while at NC State. Learn more about her journey. 

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. 

Nov 28, 2022

Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Accessibility in the Classroom and Beyond

"Triple Wolf" Byron Green shares his passion for inclusion, diversity, equity, and accessibility in the classroom and beyond. 

Oct 31, 2022

Helping Children Thrive: Taylor McDonald’s Mission

Taylor McDonald, alumni of the YFCS program, discusses her mission of assisting children to thrive and how NC State helped her get there. 


Sep 29, 2022

Curiosity, Horticulture, and Education with Hannah Bundy

Recent AEE graduate, Hannah Bundy, expresses her gratitude to NC State and the impactful time she had in the program.