Outstanding December Graduate: Jacob Nester
After losing three fingers working to pay for college, Jacob Nester is ready to teach and inspire the next generation of ag ed students.
Outstanding December Graduate: Amber Page Emerson
As she approaches graduation from the Youth, Family and Consumer Sciences program, Amber Emerson hopes to start a career working with young children and their families.
Outstanding December Graduate: Chandler Keck
At CALS, Chandler Keck found a lot of unexpected twists and turns — and the opportunity to explore them all. He graduates this December with a double major in animal and poultry sciences.
Outstanding December Graduate: Maddie Ciszewski
As NC State student Maddie Ciszewski prepares for a career that brings together her passion for agriculture and for people, she’s been at the forefront of student-led efforts to help others learn more about aquaponics.
Student Spotlight: ‘Plant Research Immediately Impacts People’
After a summer undergraduate research experience with a leading NC State plant scientist, Catherine Doyle was hooked. The Ph.D. student traveled to Tanzania to see the problems posed by cassava mosaic disease.
Student Spotlight: Mike Jones and the Economics of Cutting-Edge Ag Technology
The academic journey of Ph.D. student Mike Jones spans Peruvian potato fields and the irrigated deserts of Syria to NC State’s campus, where he investigates the impacts and public perception of cutting-edge agricultural technology.
Not Your Ordinary Summer Internships
Whether on Capitol Hill or at the North Carolina General Assembly, three exceptional CALS students had once-in-a-lifetime experiences.
Student Spotlight: Passion for Ag Turns into Life Calling
Four years ago Abby Whitaker was confident that CALS was the place to pursue her passion for agriculture, and today she’s surer than ever.
CALS Student Helps “Lil’ Aggies” Make Big Splash at State Fair
Sophomore ag education major Rachel Brown is already living her dream, teaching nine students the ins and outs of animal agriculture and showing them the ropes at the N.C. State Fair.
Student Spotlight: Avery’s Adventure
CALS student Avery Bartlett-Golden followed his ambition to Spain, where he gained a fresh perspective on horticulture and landscape architecture.