Alumni and Friends

Jun 21, 2017

AgPack Strong: ‘It All Starts With Our Youth’

State FFA Coordinator Jason Davis took a quick break from convention week to talk with us about his journey and the power of youth development programs like FFA.

Jun 13, 2017

AgPack Strong: A World of Possibilities

Kim Shearer is the tree and shrub breeder at The Morton Arboretum in Lisle, Ill. Find out how she landed her dream job -- and why plants make her happy.

Jun 2, 2017

Alumna Makes Big Impact Behind the Scenes Through Coaching

From playground safety to the dangers of radon, alumna Bria Sledge is dedicated to helping families and communities understand the issues that could affect their welfare.

Jun 1, 2017

AgPack Strong: ‘If I Can Do It, Y’all Can, Too.’

A brain aneurysm in his first year at NC State may have slowed Ricardo Aldape down, but it didn't keep him from achieving his dream: graduating and continuing a career in agriculture.

May 12, 2017

#AgPackStrong: Sepideh Saidi

Founder of top civil engineering firm SEPI, CALS grad Sepideh Saidi has been named one of the top 20 CEOs in the Triangle – and a 2016 Outstanding Alumnus of the Year for the Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering. […]

May 8, 2017

Alumna’s Story Inspires Scholarship Endowment for Female Engineers

Mary A. Dolan had no direct connection to NC State’s Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering. But after just a few moments of hearing BAE alumna Sepi Saidi’s story, Dolan was inspired to support the department in a unique way.

Apr 25, 2017

AgPack Strong: On the Path to Success

As he pursues his bachelor's degree in horticultural science at NC State, Ag Institute grad Donavan Battle says collaboration, communication and hard work are key to success.

Apr 10, 2017

AgPack Strong: An Unexpected Path to Success

Wesley Wilson never imagined he'd be president of a company by age 29. Find out how CALS helped guide him toward a career he loves.

Apr 5, 2017

Celebrating the Extraordinary

NC State has launched the most ambitious capital campaign in university history. And CALS is front and center, well on its way to raising 25 percent of the total $1.6 billion goal.

Mar 27, 2017

Program Builds Leaders for North Carolina Agriculture

With farmers making up only 2 percent of the population, James Lamb believes it’s more important than ever for them to let the public know about agriculture. That’s just one of the reasons he devoted 50 days over two years to a program aimed at preparing agricultural leaders for North Carolina.