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NC State Belltower with Kwanzan cherry tree

May 17, 2022

In Response to the Shootings in Buffalo

This week’s tragedy in Buffalo, New York, serves as a disturbing reminder of the continued need to confront hate and injustice. CALS remains committed to condemning and combating inequality, hate and racism in all forms. 

Young man kneeling on turfgrass

Apr 21, 2022

How TJ Jones Transformed from Naval Cook to Future Turfgrass Manager

Set to graduate in December 2022, TJ Jones' journey reveals a hopeful message that following your inner compass can lead to a greater sense of purpose and fulfillment. 

Male student leaning on fence in field

Apr 14, 2022

AGI Student Max Jeffers Forges His Pathway at CALS

Max Jeffers, a Durham, NC, native with deep roots in the Pearsontown neighborhood, is earning an associate's degree in general agriculture through AGI. 

erin mckenney

Feb 24, 2022

Erin McKenney: A Microbe Love Story

From an internship with Disney’s Animal Kingdom, to lemurs, to sourdough starters, to bear and other carnivore gut microbiome research, Erin McKenney has a diverse set of experiences revolving around microbes. 

geri bushel smiling and wearing an apron

Feb 23, 2022

I AM CALS: Geri Bushel Makes an Impact in CALS and Beyond

Ask anyone in the Department of Agricultural and Human Sciences about executive assistant Geri Bushel, and you’ll hear a resounding “We couldn’t do it without her!” 

Three young women wearing 4-H pride T-shirts

Dec 16, 2021

Study Examines LGBTQ+ Competencies Among 4-H Professionals

A first-of-its-kind study revealed a gap between knowledge and skills of 4-H professionals in engaging and developing programs for LGBTQ+ youth in 4-H across North Carolina. 

Latisha Judd speaking with students about MANRRS

Aug 24, 2021

MANRRS Opens Doors

Animal Sciences’ Latisha Judd and two CALS students are breathing new life into NC State University’s MANRRS chapter. The program promotes academic and professional advancement by empowering minorities in agriculture, natural resources and related sciences. 

Imani Madison

Jul 26, 2021

Power of Plants: Ph.D. Student Imani Madison

From studying cell differentiation in plants to building an inclusive community for plant biologists, NC State's Imani Madison is making a difference.