Student Spotlight

Oct 18, 2019

A Different Kind of Gardening: Ph.D. Student Brandon Huber

Brandon Huber, a Ph.D. student in Horticultural Sciences grows large plants competitively and will placing his plants in the upcoming NC State Fair horticulture competition.

Aug 21, 2019

Passionate Professionals, Innovative Researchers, and Knowledgeable Specialists

It is a great time to be a horticulturist and an especially great time to be a graduate student in the Department of Horticultural Science. As many of you know, there are numerous grand challenges at the global scale and local scale with regard to food security, environmental stewardship, landscape design, recreation and, of course, human health and welfare.

Aug 19, 2019

Meet Patrick Veazie: Horticulture Breeding and Biotech Student

Patrick Veazie began his freshman year at NC State with a major in agricultural science. To help determine whether an agriculture career path was a good fit for Patrick, he searched for a related part-time job to work during the school year and visited the Department of Horticultural Science.

Jun 3, 2019

Cockson Wins Industry Award for Floriculture Research

Paul Cockson, a master’s student in Horticultural Science, was recently awarded the 2019 Altman Family Scholarship from the American Floral Endowment (AFE). This year’s scholarship efforts focused on three graduate students at leading institutions who are actively engaged in meaningful research, are excellent with communication, and possess qualities of leadership and commitment to the industry.

May 21, 2019

Top Ten Finish for Horticulture Hardscapers

Like pioneers in the earliest days of our nation, 36 students and three faculty members ventured west to Fort Collins, Colorado, and scaled the Great Rocky Mountains. Except this snowshoe trek was an early team building exercise to inspire and refocus before participating in the 44th National Collegiate Landscape Competition hosted by Colorado State University.

Mar 26, 2019

Hassan’s Hopeful Horticulture

Feeling disconnected from becoming a medical major, Sarah Hassan, took a tour of Kilgore Hall that changed her career trajectory. While touring the Department of Horticultural Science, Sarah found the healing power of plants with a supportive community.

Sep 26, 2018

Student Spotlight: International Award-Winner Paul Cockson

Paul Cockson, senior agroecology student in the 2018 Department of Crop and Soil Sciences and undergraduate researcher in Horticultural Science, received the International Society for Horticultural Science Young Minds Award.

Apr 29, 2018  |  Student Spotlight

Student Spotlight: Takshay Patel

Takshay Patel, a Horticultural Science Ph.D. candidate, left India to discover purpose as a plant breeder.

Apr 27, 2018

Student Spotlight: MacKenzie Hare

Now approaching graduation, undergraduate student MacKenzie ‘Mac’ Hare was inspired to pursue a landscape design career after taking an introductory course to horticulture.

Feb 28, 2018  |  Student Spotlight

Student Spotlight: Weed Science’s Competitive Ability

Ph.D. student Matt Bertucci is a multi-discipline researcher with determination to impact the weed science of row crops. His goal is to progress grower practices and mold future generations of weed scientists.