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NC State flag at Lonnie Poole Golf Course

Apr 16, 2024

Rylee Bays Aces Lonnie Poole Golf Course Internship

Rylee Bays chose to complete her undergraduate internship in the unique setting with the Lonnie Poole Golf Course landscape maintenance crew that provided personal and professional development. 

Tanner Hammerling inside a tree

Apr 12, 2024

Tanner Hamerling Curates Experiences With The Arnold Arboretum

Tanner Hamerling's internship at the Arnold Arboretum allowed him to curate plants and provided unexpected opportunities to grow professional skills for graduate school. 

Ava Anderson in forest

Apr 12, 2024

Ava Anderson Explores Her Pacific Island Heritage With Plant Sciences

Ava Anderson learns about sweetpotatoes, culture, and heritage in a Hawaiian internship 

Andrew Quate

Aug 30, 2022

Andrew Quate: Engaging Horticulture Experiences

Nested in the southern Piedmont is the town of Julian, North Carolina, home to Horticultural Science junior, Andrew Quate. He shares some of his formative connections and experiences in the College of Agriculture and Life Science. 

Sami Nickerson, Horticultural Science alumna and Pender Nursery Saleswoman.

May 19, 2022

Sami Nickerson: Nursery Knowledge to Plant Sales

Sami Nickerson, a spring 2022 alumna, moved nearly 1,000 miles from Thiensville, Wisconsin to NC State and discovered a new path and enthusiasm for plants. 

Peyton Gardner, Horticultural Science undergraduate student.

May 17, 2022

Peyton Gardner: Gardens for Everyone

From a high school class hiccup to a horticulture businesswoman, Peyton Gardner’s path at NC State held more than plant production lessons. 

Sydney Suits, landscape design undergraduate student

Mar 29, 2022

Sydney Suits: Designing a Career in Horticulture

Sydney Suits is scaling trees and designing a career spent outdoors. After an introductory course and a conversation with her then instructor, Lee Ivy, Suits discovered the world of horticulture. 

Mason Davis, Ag Institute alum, driving a front-end loader

Sep 2, 2020

Mason Davis Interns and Finds a New Pack

From a young age, I knew that I wanted to be involved in the green industry. After high school, I decided to continue my education at North Carolina State University where I am studying Horticulture Science and Ag Business Management.