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Author: Kristin Sargent

Two women standing next to a banner at a career fair

Jan 19, 2023

Product and People Development Has Sweet Reward

Mandy Taylor has had a sweet career. The College of Agriculture and Life Sciences alumna is the current research and development early talent manager for Mars Wrigley. 

NC State students on campus

Jan 10, 2023

On the Right Foot: Tips for the New Semester

Starting a new semester can be tough. Thankfully, there are a few things you can do to manage your stress levels and enhance your college experience. 

Chavonda Jacobs Young speaking at the Plant Sciences Building dedication ceremony

Dec 16, 2022

In Service to Science

From a top post at the U.S. Department of Agriculture, alumna Chavonda Jacobs-Young oversees research that shapes how food is grown. Meet this fall's commencement speaker. 

Andrea Rubio in her graduation regalia

Dec 6, 2022

Ph.D. Student Wants to Fill the Need for Feed Research

NC State CALS Ph.D. student Andrea Rubio loves working with animals too much to trade up her dusty T-shirts and boots for a more professional look post-graduation this fall. 

a brick building on a spring day

Nov 22, 2022

Update on College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Dean Search

Steve Lommel, CALS associate dean for research, provides an update on the search for the next dean of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. 

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. 

Caitlin Boon at the CALS Alumni Awards

Oct 28, 2022

Food Safety a ‘Labor of Love’ for CALS Alumna

Improving our food system is a priority for College of Agriculture and Life Sciences alumna Caitlin Boon. A former employee with the Food and Drug Administration, Boon is now ready to tackle new challenges as she continues to keep our food safe and healthy. 

a woman holding a large striped bass

Oct 21, 2022

StriperHub to Receive Over $1.4M to Grow Striped Bass Aquaculture Program

Led by North Carolina Sea Grant and North Carolina State University, StriperHub is a multi-partner and multi-regional collaborative project to support the development of a sustainable striped bass aquaculture industry in the United States. 

Bill Prestage with his wife and three sons

Oct 13, 2022

Devoted CALS Philanthropist William Prestage Passes Away

William “Bill” Prestage, the patriarch and founder of Prestage Farms, passed away on Oct. 10. Not only was he a pioneer in the turkey and swine processing industry, he was a dear friend and devout philanthropist to the Prestage Department of Poultry Science and the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. 

NC State twirler Claudia Swauger during a football game halftime performance

Oct 13, 2022

Carter-Finley to the Netherlands: Claudia Swauger Twirls Her Way to the Top

CALS student Claudia Swauger is one of the first NC State twirlers to compete overseas. She came back with four gold medals.