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DJ and Ruthie Stokes

Nov 7, 2022

Tradition Meets Innovation

Fueled by their father’s passion for agriculture, Ruthie and DJ Stokes are keeping a family promise: do what you love. The fourth-generation farmers have found common ground in supporting producers back home and feeding a growing population. 

Lavanya Nagaraj

Nov 2, 2022

A Passion for Medicine

As a partner with Blue Ridge Dermatology, NC State College of Agriculture and Life Sciences alumna Lavanya Nagaraj is pursuing the life she always wanted. 

Phillip Snider

Sep 2, 2022

Agriculture to Medicine: Dr. Phillip Snider Honored as CALS Distinguished Alumnus

Phillip Snider always knew he would attend NC State. The CALS alumnus continues to have a rewarding career teaching the next generation of medical professionals. 

Tesosinte mexicana in a field.

Jun 30, 2022

Borrowed Gene Helps Maize Adapt to High Elevations, Cold Temperatures

An important flowering time gene that has origins in a Mexican highlands crop is a precursor to modern-day corn. 

May 16, 2022

‘Whatever You Need, I’m There’ — Meet #NCState22 Best Friends Emily and Alyssa

Brought together by the saxophone section, best friends reminisce on their time in Carter-Finley Stadium. 

Selma Okyere-Badoo wearing her NC State graduation regalia

May 9, 2022

Selma Okyere-Badoo: Champion for Health Equity

College of Agriculture and Life Sciences graduate Selma Okyere-Badoo plans to use her love for learning about new cultures to improve language barriers in the healthcare industry. 

a professor and students discussing in a lab

Mar 31, 2022

A ‘Direct, Hands-On Research Experience’ for Undergraduate Students

In one of Trino Ascencio-Ibanez's recent publications, five out of the 11 authors were undergraduate students from the Biochemistry Undergraduate Research and Training Program. 

A black female researcher using a microscope in a lab

Dec 15, 2021

Arion Kennedy: Exploring the Effects of High Fructose Consumption on Liver Function

Having a personal love of food, NC State’s Arion Kennedy has always been fascinated with understanding how what we eat can affect our health. 

Michelle Sanders

Jun 29, 2021

Building a State of Prosperity

North Carolina Secretary of Commerce Machelle Baker Sanders has always been passionate about two things: STEM education and serving others. The CALS alumnus shares her vision for creating a vibrant and inclusive economy for North Carolina. 

a rice field

Jun 29, 2021

Hot Nights Confuse Circadian Clocks in Rice, Hurting Crop Yields

Hotter nights are curbing crop yields for rice. New research helps us understand why.