Honors and Awards

Sep 26, 2019

Werner Honored for Teaching and Ornamental Plant Breeding Excellence

Dennis (Denny) Werner is the recipient of the Rutgers Gardens 2019 Hamilton Award, in honor of his numerous contributions to the horticulture industry, plant breeding and excellence in teaching.

May 17, 2019

Wehner Appointed Williams Neal Reynolds Distinguished Professor

Dr. Todd C. Wehner is William Neal Reynolds Distinguished Professor and leader of the cucumber and watermelon breeding project at North Carolina State University. He also does research on stevia, melon and Asian gourds.

Apr 17, 2019

Kraus Coordinates Student Success (And Wins An Award)

In the language of her specialty, Helen Kraus ’89, ’92 M.S., ’95 Ph.D. might be regarded as something of a hybrid. She’s not only an associate professor of horticulture, but also the department’s undergraduate coordinator — a dual role she describes as “the perfect job.”

Dec 18, 2018

Fair and Exceptional Leadership

The NC Urban Forest Council has award Dr. Barbara Fair the 2018 Outstanding Leadership in Urban Forestry Award. The award is part of the NC Urban Forestry Awards program and recognizes communities, organizations and individuals for outstanding work in protecting […]

Oct 8, 2018

Faculty Spotlight: Ashrafi’s Fruitful Career

In his three years with NC State, Dr. Hamid Ashrafi has made significant progress in advancing the Department of Horticultural Science’s research, education and extension programs for blueberry and other small fruits.

Jan 31, 2017

Wehner Honored with Career Award

Dr. Todd C. Wehner was presented with the career award at the international meeting of EUCARPIA VI, the European plant breeding organization, in Warsaw, Poland. Dr. Todd C. Wehner is leader of the cucumber and watermelon breeding project at North Carolina […]

Sep 30, 2016

Whipker Wins National Award

An NC State University professor who's an internationally acclaimed expert in the fields of plant growth regulators and plant nutrition recently won the Society of American Florists' Alex Laurie Award.

May 26, 2016

Dr. Davis Elected Fellow of the American Society for Horticultural Science

Dr. Jeanine M. Davis was elected a Fellow of the American Society for Horticultural Science. This is the 53rd Annual Class of Fellows to receive this distinction in recognition of outstanding contributions to the science, profession, or industry of horticulture.

May 26, 2016

May 2016 Awards & Honors

Tom Ranney, 2016 American Society for Horticultural Science (ASHS) Outstanding Researcher Award Julia Kornegay, 2016 ASHS Outstanding International Horticulturist Award Jeanine Davis, Fellow, ASHS Craig Yencho, 2016 Outstanding Global Engagement Award Paul Fantz (et al.), 2015 ASHS Outstanding Ornamental Publication […]

May 10, 2016

Smart Research Keeps Produce Fresh

SmartFresh, an innovative product that helps extend the life of produce, is one of the most successful licensed technologies to come out of NC State research.