Student Spotlight: Passion for Ag Turns into Life Calling
Outstanding CALS grad Abby Whitaker was confident four years ago that CALS was the place to pursue her passion for agriculture, and today she’s surer than ever.
New Ag Ed Scholarship Honors Retired Teacher
A new scholarship offered by CALS’ Department of Agricultural and Human Sciences will help juniors and seniors who want to be agricultural teachers but face financial or other obstacles.
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.
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.
Applying Research to Practice: Helping Families and Communities
The term “learning” took on a whole new meaning for NC State College of Agricultural and Life Sciences (CALS) alumna Jamie Alexander once she started pursuing her master’s degree online at NC State.
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: 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.
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.
Study: SNAP Benefits Aren’t Enough to Afford a Healthy Diet
A new study from NC State and the Union of Concerned Scientists finds that the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) only covers 43-60 percent of what it costs to consume a diet consistent with federal guidelines for what constitutes a healthy diet.
CALS Alumna Starts Family Education Consulting Business
Stephanie Jones, the first NC State graduate student to earn a master’s degree in Human Development and Family Studies, has accomplished multiple personal and career goals since graduating in 2007.