CALS Communications filming segment on strawberries for The Produce Lady video series.

CALS Communications

Cultivating Connections

Who We Are

CALS Communications tells the stories of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. We elevate the opportunities and impact our academic programs, research and NC State Extension create for our state, the nation and the world.

Our audiences connect with us through CALS MagazineCALS Weekly e-mail bulletin, our online news center and social media. We also promote specific initiatives via targeted marketing campaigns.

What We Do

As the dedicated communications agency for the college, our experienced team provides strategic communications leadership, consultation, services and support to advance the CALS brand and mission.

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 web, social, 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

News Services

Want to see your department in the headlines? We can help. Our writers produce articles, news 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.

To see our latest news, visit the CALS News Center, or visit the social media channels we manage, including CALS Twitter, Facebook and YouTube accounts, as well as NC State Extension’s Twitter and Facebook accounts.

 

Our Team

Richard Campbell
Chief Communications Officer
919.513.3128
rtcampbe@ncsu.edu

CALS Systems Liaisons

Plant, Insect, Microbe and Soil Systems: Dee Shore
Animal Systems: Chelsea Kellner
Food, Biochemical and Engineered Systems: Suzanne Stanard
Human and Resource Systems: Chris Liotta

Content Development

Dee Shore
News and media relations
Plant, Insect, Microbe and Soil Systems liaison
919.513.3117
deeshore@ncsu.edu

Janine Brumfield
Dean’s and college communications
Event PR and social media

919.513.3127
jereda@ncsu.edu

Chelsea Kellner
CALS Magazine and digital content
Animal Systems liaison

919.513.3126
clkellne@ncsu.edu

Suzanne Stanard
Web content development
Food, Biochemical and Engineered Systems liaison
919.513.3119
sjstanar@ncsu.edu

Taylor Craig
Social media content development
tgcraig@ncsu.edu

Creative Development

Mike Quinlan
Creative direction and graphic design
Branding liaison
919.513.1702
mpquinla@ncsu.edu

Ken Ellzey
Video strategy and development
Video production

919.513.3121
khellzey@ncsu.edu

Chris Liotta
Video production
Human and Resource Systems liaison
919.515.8747
cliotta@ncsu.edu

Kionna Coleman
Web production management
919.513.3169
kmcolem3@ncsu.edu

Publication Development

Debra Ireland
Extension publications editing and production
919.513.0903
dlirelan@ncsu.edu

Carolyn Alvarado
Business liaison
Extension publications and Almanac Gardener contact

919.513.3125
caalvara@ncsu.edu

 

Mailing address  (US 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 Blvd
Raleigh, NC 27695