Honors and Awards

Feb 25, 2020

Ivy – Strengthening the HortPack through Competition

Lee Ivy is connecting North Carolina landscape professionals with students through high school and collegiate competitions. On Friday through Saturday, Feb. 27-28, NC State will host the inaugural North Carolina High School Landscape Competition (NCHSLC). In March, the HortPack team will compete again in the National Collegiate Landscape Competition.

Feb 21, 2020

Sweeter than Sweetpotato Research

NC State reaped sweeping honors at the National Sweetpotato Collaborators Annual Meeting. With North Carolina being the nation’s top sweetpotato producer, the Nashville, Tennessee meeting was well represented by the College of Agriculture and Life Science.

Dec 6, 2019

Better Berries? Coming Up!

Three CALS scientists have won a four-year U.S. Department of Agriculture grant to improve blueberries and cranberries based on producer and consumer interests. The VacciniumCAP project leverages genetic & genomic resources to enable the development of blueberry and cranberry cultivars with improved fruit quality attributes.

Dec 6, 2019

Wehners Establish Fellowship Endowment

Todd and DelMarie Wehner recently created the Wehner Horticulture Fellowship Endowment to assist NC State University graduate students interested in horticulture studies. The Wehners said they benefited from university training and careers, and they want to pay those benefits forward to future horticulturists.

Dec 4, 2019

John Dole Recognized with Distinguished Alumni Award

John Dole, CALS Academic Programs associate dean, is recognized with the 2020 Distinguished Alumni Award from the University of Minnesota. His work garners an international reputation in floricultural crop production and handling and use of cut flowers.

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.