Written by Dee Shore
Over a pioneering career that spanned nearly six decades, NC State University alumnus and professor emeritus Charles Stuber helped shape the science of plant breeding and train dozens of graduate students in the field.
Now, thanks to the newly established Dr. Charles W. Stuber Sr. and Dr. Marilyn M. Stuber Distinguished Professorship in Plant Breeding, his influence on the field is expected to continue well into the future.
A year ago, the Stubers contributed funds to seed the Stuber Challenge, a campaign aimed at ensuring NC State’s continued excellence in plant breeding. So far, the challenge has garnered about $1.9 million to support NC State’s Plant Breeding Consortium, which Stuber helped establish and lead in 2006.