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CALS Alumni Awards

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 group of alumni from the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences

Sep 12, 2022

2022 CALS Distinguished and Outstanding Alumni Honored

The College of Agriculture and Life Sciences celebrates its alumni award recipients for 2022. Learn about each winner and how they’re making an impact in their fields. 

Bryan Blinson and his wife, at a NC State football game

Sep 7, 2022

A Lifetime with Cattle: Bryan Blinson Honored as CALS Distinguished Alumnus

As executive director of the North Carolina Cattlemen’s Association, Bryan Blinson is passionate about promoting the beef industry and creating youth agricultural opportunities across the state. 

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. 

a young family holding NC State branded photo props

Feb 7, 2022

Justin Fix: ‘It’s All About The Relationships’

As director of business development and genetic improvement at Acuity Swine, Justin Fix credits his success to the relationships he developed along the way. 

Pam Marrone alongside Dean Richard Linton as she receives her Distinguished Alumna award in 2021

Jan 14, 2022

Sustainable Ag Leader Names Test Plot in Support of N.C. Plant Sciences Initiative

The success of Distinguished CALS Alumna Pam Marrone’s biopesticides depended heavily on test plots. Now she’s naming a test plot in her family’s honor to support the N.C. Plant Sciences Initiative. 

Lendy Johnson with her son and CALS Dean Richard Linton

Nov 5, 2021

Lendy Johnson: Focusing on North Carolina Agriculture Advocacy

Agriculture runs deep in Lendy Johnson’s blood. Her experiences over the years have only increased her appreciation for an industry that she now advocates for on a daily basis. 

Two NC State students on a sweet potato farm

Oct 20, 2021

A Passion for Plants and a Desire to Help Farmers

An early passion for plants set the stage for Andrew Scruggs' career. The CALS alumnus and Bayer Crop Science employee works to test crop varieties and bring the best to farmers across the Carolinas and Tennessee. 

CALS alumni award recipients

Sep 29, 2021

2021 CALS Distinguished and Outstanding Alumni Honored

CALS celebrates its alumni award winners for 2021. Find out how they’re making an impact. 

Group of people on a staircase

Sep 18, 2019

Distinguished and Outstanding Alumni Honored

CALS celebrates its distinguished and outstanding alumni award winners for 2019. Richard Reich and Keith Shoemaker are honored for their contributions to agriculture in North Carolina and beyond.