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CALS Alumni

Josh Monahan at his booth with kettle chips at the NC State Fair.

Nov 10, 2022

Snack King Expands Business, Continues to Give Back

Josh Monahan's 1in6 Snacks is growing quickly. In addition to donating to food banks, the CALS alumnus has a new partnership with NC State University that benefits student scholarships. 

Lavanya Nagaraj

Nov 2, 2022

A Passion for Medicine

As a partner with Blue Ridge Dermatology, NC State College of Agriculture and Life Sciences alumna Lavanya Nagaraj is pursuing the life she always wanted. 

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. 

Belltower

Dec 30, 2021

Nicholas Moravick: ‘Forever Thankful’ for Research Experience, Mentorship

Originally from Jacksonville, Florida, alumnus Nicholas Moravick graduated in 2019 with a Bachelor of Science in Plant Biology. Now, he works at Novo Nordisk Pharmaceuticals. 

a young man wearing a white lab coat in a plant research lab with

Dec 20, 2021

The Horticultural Hats of Brandon Huber

Brandon Huber, now the lead scientist with Ag Eye Technologies, wore many hats during his time as a graduate student with the Department of Horticultural Science, including growing and sharing Lupin the corpse flower. 

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.