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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.

Quality and Service:
Our Promise to You

We establish a minimum turnaround time for each project based on your needs, the project’s scope, and our schedule. This helps us keep our brand promise always to deliver high quality and service.

Creative Services

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

We Provide

  • Content and Marketing Strategy
  • Brand and Creative Direction
  • News, Feature and Promotional Content
  • Web, Video and Print Production
  • Publications Management

NOTE – Due to a high volume of projects for the College, we will not be accepting any new projects that are due in the month of February and March. Contact if you have any questions.

A Blooming Success

When the Department of Horticultural Science asked for help promoting “Lupin,” a student’s rare corpse flower, our team planted a strategic communications campaign that was a blooming success.

Brandon Huber, a horticulture student pursuing his master’s degree at NC State, and his rare titan arum – also known as the corpse flower – at a campus greenhouse in September 2016.

Content and News

Want to see your department in the headlines? We can help. Our writers produce short- and long-form stories, press releases, 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 CALS stories or follow CALS on Twitter, Facebook and YouTube accounts, and NC State Extension on Twitter and Facebook.

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

Adriane Clark

Social Media Specialist

Casey Greenwell

Business Services Coordinator

Simon Gonzalez

Extension Content Specialist

Julie Hayworth-Perman

Extension Marketing and Communications Specialist

Chris Liotta

Multimedia Strategist and Producer

Krystal Lynch

Academic Programs Marketing and Communications Specialist

Andrea Peros

Communications Specialist

Alexandra Goodnight

PSI Communications Specialist

Diane Stoy

Publications Editor

Our Team


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 Dr.
Raleigh, NC 27695

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.