Alumni Recognition

Each year, the CALS Alumni & Friends Society, in association with the college, recognizes distinguished and outstanding alumni for their achievements and support of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and NC State University.

2018 Distinguished Alumni Award Recipients

  • Dr. Alan Ayers
    Bachelor of Zoology, 1974
    Doctor of Plant Pathology, 1985
  • Tony Avent
    Bachelor of Horticultural Science, 1978

2018 Outstanding Alumni Award Recipients

  • Ray Starling, Agricultural and Human Sciences
  • Daniel Measell, Agricultural and Resource Economics
  • John Prestage, Animal Science
  • Christian Waters, Applied Ecology
  • Ray Best II, Biological and Agricultural Engineering
  • Sergio Abit, Crop and Soil Sciences
  • Marc Cubeta, Entomology and Plant Pathology
  • Jonathan Merkle, Food, Bioprocessing and Nutrition Sciences
  • Tammy Ellington, Horticultural Science
  • Chad Jordan, Plant and Microbial Biology
  • Andrew Yersin, Prestage Department of Poultry Science

2018 Outstanding Young Alumni Award Recipients

  • Rasha El-Beshti, Agricultural and Human Sciences (Youth, Family, and Consumer Sciences)
  • Aaron Fleming, Agricultural and Human Sciences (Agricultural and Extension Education)
  • Callie McAdams, Agricultural and Resource Economics
  • Josh Stalls, Agricultural Institute
  • Megan Inskeep, Animal Science
  • Steven Midway, Applied Ecology
  • Nicole Bridgers, Biological and Agricultural Engineering
  • Brooke Bissinger, Entomology and Plant Pathology
  • Leann Barden, Food, Bioprocessing and Nutrition Sciences
  • Dana Massey, Horticultural Science
  • Erik Soderblom, Molecular and Structural Biochemistry
  • Zachary Lowman, Prestage Department of Poultry Science