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CALS Communications

We heighten the visibility and reputation of CALS, attract students and enhance a culture of philanthropy.

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Cultivating Connections

CALS Communications elevates the opportunities and impact that our academic programs, research and NC State Extension create for our state, the nation and the world.

Our audiences connect with us through CALS Magazine, the CALS Weekly email bulletin, our news center, podcast, and social media. We also promote specific initiatives via strategic marketing campaigns.

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Now Hiring: Social Media Specialist

Manage the social brand of the largest college at NC State. If you’re a strategic + creative mind with experience in creating content, driving campaigns and engaging audiences online, and want to work for one of the best higher ed comms teams, we want to hear from you. Scan the QR code to learn more about the position and apply now.

Quality + Service:
Our Promise to You

We establish minimum turnaround times based on your needs, the scope, and our schedule. This helps us keep our promise to always deliver high-quality products and service to you.

Creative Services

We’re on your team. Together we can develop and execute strategically-targeted communications that connect with your audience. From long-term campaigns to quick-turn projects, we can help you tell your story via social, the web, video and print.

We Provide

  • Creative direction
  • Brand and visual identity development
  • Graphic design for print and digital
  • Web design and development
  • Video and audio production

Communicating About Mental Health and Wellness

University Communications (UCOMM) and the Division of Academic and Student Affairs (DASA) have partnered to develop a guide with key messages, best practices and resources to help communicators with mental health communication efforts and better understand the work happening within the university.

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Content and Editorial

Want to see your department in the headlines? We can help. Our writers and editors produce and polish short- and long-form stories, news, and web and marketing copy. We’re experts in readability, engagement, clarity, coherence and audience-appropriate content, eager to report your impact to the world.

Each CALS Collaborative System has a CALS Communication Liaison. Liaisons will work with departmental and system-level communicators to:

  • Cultivate story and strategic communications ideas
  • Consult in the development of stories and strategic communications
  • Craft stories and strategic communications when needed/appropriate

We can help highlight how your department transforms societal challenges into agricultural and life sciences opportunities.

We also partner with University News Services to connect national and international reporters with the expertise of our faculty and staff and the stories of their innovative teaching, research and Extension efforts.

Read our stories and news and follow CALS on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram and YouTube accounts, and NC State Extension on Twitter and Facebook.

Have a story idea? Send it to the CALS Comm content team.

Our Team

Kionna Coleman

Interim Chief Communications Officer

Justin Moore

Marketing and Communications Director, NC State Extension

Jessica Bowley

Administrative Support Specialist

Janine Brumfield

Public Relations and Internal Communications

Casey Greenwell

Business Services Coordinator

Simon Gonzalez

Extension Content Specialist

Julie Hayworth-Perman

Extension Marketing and Communications Specialist

Sam Jones

Science Communications Specialist

Chris Liotta

Multimedia Strategist and Producer

Krystal Lynch

Academic Programs Marketing and Communications Specialist

Andrea Peros

Communications Specialist

Diane Stoy

Publications Editor


Mailing address (U.S. Mail)
CALS Communications
NC State University
Campus Box 7603
Raleigh, NC 27695-7603

Physical address (Delivery and Courier Services)
CALS Communications
NC State University
3210 Faucette Drive
Raleigh, NC 27606

About the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences

The College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at North Carolina State University lives the land-grant mission through our 12 academic departments, research and extension services.

What we think and do helps transform challenges into opportunities that create economic, intellectual and societal prosperity across the state and around the world.