AgPack Strong: When a Detour from ‘Plan A’ Leads to a Dream Job
Jackie Knowles entered NC State as a veterinary bioscience major, having served a number of years in the Army. But then, just before her junior year, she found her calling and decided to change course.
From 4-H to the Brickyard
When 4-H Skillathon champion and second-generation CALS student MaryBeth Tyndall hits the Brickyard on the first day of classes, she'll already know her way around campus.
Princess? Ballerina? Not A Chance.
Since she was a child, Erin Stewart has dreamed of a career in agriculture. Now a junior agriculture education major in CALS, she's taking advantage of every opportunity to turn that dream into reality.
Learning To Teach, Teaching To Learn
Joy Morgan’s Teaching Diverse Learners class develops creativity and flexibility in future ag educators who must accommodate students with a variety of needs in a single classroom.
Putting the Science in Low and Slow
NC State University's BBQ Camp takes participants back to school as they study the science behind the art that is barbecue. The two-day seminar was the first public offering of a university-level, science-based class of its type in the Southeast.
Each year during the Super Bowl, the competition on the field is matched closely by the competition among advertisers to create the most original and impressive commercials. And usually the most heart-warming (or tear-inducing) are those commercials featuring the Budweiser Clydesdales. Last summer, NC State University student Bradley Glover essentially got to inhabit that soft-glow pastoral world of the gentle giants in the ads.
It’s time well-spent when CALS agricultural education students teach diverse groups and learn valuable lessons in a service-learning course.
CALS alumnus directs the Northeast Regional School of Biotechnology and Agriscience
With six teachers and 58 students (at press time), the Northeast Regional School of Biotechnology and Agriscience may be small, but it’s mighty. Principal Hal Davis, a CALS alumnus, says this school is like no other.
Alumni couple work to ensure the success of their community college students
He’s known fondly on campus as “Dr. Don.” She lights up a room with seemingly boundless energy. Together, they’re two of the top administrators at Coastal Carolina Community College (CCCC). Each is a force of nature driven by a single goal: student success.
CALS faculty members named outstanding teachers
The subject matter with which three College of Agriculture and Life Sciences faculty members who have been chosen to receive 2012 North Carolina State University Outstanding Teacher Awards is disparate, ranging from economics to leadership and human-animal interactions. But all three share a commitment to imparting knowledge.