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Billy Ray Vickers carries the ball down field in a Technician photo, circa 1979.

Jan 22, 2021

Major Player

Billy Ray Vickers learned the value of hard work growing up on a farm in the Blue Ridge foothills. The lessons he learned on and off the football field at NC State propelled him to a successful career in manufacturing. 

Smiling students

Jun 24, 2020

A Time for Compassionate Action

The CALS community are people of action. Now more than ever, we must act with compassion and renewed purpose to build a community that calls out inequality, cultivates compassion and incorporates inclusivity into all that we Think and Do. 

A woman standing in a construction area of NC State's campus.

Mar 3, 2020

Alumna Makes Business NC Power 100 List

NC State College of Agriculture and Life Sciences alumna Sepi Saidi has been named to Business North Carolina’s Power 100 List. She has remained engaged with the Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering and serves on the department's Advisory Board. 

A young man sitting on the sidelines in a basketball arena

Feb 24, 2020

A Champion Beyond the Court

Impactful and purposeful might be the best way to describe College of Agriculture and Life Sciences alum and former NC State basketball player Sam Hunt. 

Aug 5, 2019

Know Ourselves: Understanding Our Five Personality Traits

Conversations That Matter Hosted by CALS Office of Diversity and Inclusion   Openness. Conscientiousness. Extroversion. Agreeableness. Neuroticism. Dig deep into five personality traits that help make you, you. Emerge from this Conversation that Matters with a better understanding of your unique temperament and its influence on how you navigate life. Who should attend: students, faculty and staff… 

Alex Graves

Feb 28, 2017

Faculty Focus: Alex Graves Leads CALS Efforts for Diversity, Inclusion

A desire to effect real systemic change drives an associate professor of soil and environmental microbiology in her role as interim director of CALS' Office of Diversity Affairs. 

Omar H. Ali portrait

Nov 21, 2016

‘Many Faces of Islam’ is Topic for Upcoming Diversity Affairs Event

As part of an identity dialogue series of NC State University’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Dr. Omar Ali will be deliver the presentation “The Many Faces of Islam: Beyond the Headlines” Dec. 8 in the Talley Student Union. 

Jun 5, 2015

CALS student heads to El Salvador

Helping poor farmers in Latin America develop effective soil management strategies is the goal of CALS crop science student Angel Cruz, who will be working this summer, courtesy of a Fulbright Fellowship and a Borlaug Fellowship, in El Salvador. 

May 3, 2015

Strategic efforts boost CALS in minority student rankings

Sabriya Dobbins is one of the increasing number of successful minority students in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. Recently released rankings show that NC State has moved into the nation’s Top 10 when it comes to graduating minority students in agriculture. 

Apr 2, 2015

Dr. Lisa Guion Jones named American Council on Education Fellow

The ACE Fellows Program is designed to strengthen institutions and leadership in American higher education by identifying and preparing emerging leaders for senior positions in college and university administration.