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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. 

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. 

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. 

Sarah Smart

Feb 8, 2023

Sarah Smart: A Humble Spirit and a Determined Mind

For our February student spotlight, meet Sarah Smart, an alumnus and current graduate student studying agricultural and extension education. 

Nov 14, 2022

From 4-H Agent to Graduate Student: Meet Crystal Starkes

In our November student spotlight, we are featuring Crystal Starkes, a YFCS graduate student. She discusses her path from 4-H agent to future doctoral student. 

Oct 10, 2022

Agricultural Impacts Across the Globe with Andrew Waaswa

AEE doctoral student Andrew Waaswa shares his love of NC State and his dream of opening a farmer learning center in his home county of Uganda. 

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Sep 9, 2022

Helping Children and Families Navigate Grief

YFCS student with a passion for helping children navigate and cope with grief and loss shares her career path and future plans. 

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Aug 8, 2022

Finding Purpose in Agricultural Education

Savannah Currens, an AEE graduate student with a passion for agriculture and education shares her path from transfer student, to ag teacher and future doctoral student. 

Jun 7, 2021

Hardworking Ag Education Major, Taleek Harlee, Shares Inspirational Experience

Taleek Harlee has balanced many positions as he pursues his bachelor's degree. As an active community member in all-things agriculture, Harlee has encountered several passionate individuals in his life. Harlee extends immense gratitude towards those who fueled his love of agriculture and perseverance.