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faculty awards and honors

NC State Memorial Belltower in the fall

Oct 27, 2022

Horticulture’s Yencho and Pecota Win NC State’s Innovator of the Year Award

Craig Yencho and Ken Pecota were both honored with the Innovator of the Year award, and Marshall Brain received the Entrepreneur of the Year award. 

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Apr 27, 2022

5 CALS Faculty Named 2021-22 Goodnight Early Career Innovators

The program recognizes and rewards promising NC State early-career faculty whose scholarship is in STEM or STEM education. 


Feb 15, 2022

Three CALS Professors Named 2021 AAAS Fellows

The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) is the world’s largest scientific society and publisher of the journal Science. 

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Jan 31, 2022

Gutierrez-Li Selected For NC State Impact Scholars Program

Impact Scholars attend workshops to build their capacity to create innovative research impacts on society and write more competitive grant proposals. 

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Dec 31, 2021

Josh Heitman Named Agronomy Fellow

Professor of soil physics and hydrology Josh Heitman has been named a 2021 American Society of Agronomy Fellow. The award recognizes outstanding contributions to agronomic science through education, service and research. 

Shuijin Hu in lab with Sean Bloszies, a postdoctoral researcher

May 26, 2021

Faculty Focus: Shuijin Hu Breaks Ground with Soils and Climate Change Research

Learn more about the influential researcher who's being honored for career contributions to the science of ecology. 

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May 16, 2021

Goodnight Early Career Innovators Named

Five CALS faculty members are among inaugural winners of NC State's Goodnight Early Career Innovators Award. 

Todd Wehner

Oct 21, 2020

A Special Specialty Crops Breeder

Todd Wehner’s decades-long work as a plant breeder have earned him recognition as a valued teacher and mentor, researcher and contributor to agriculture and agribusiness. 

Thearon McKinney pictured with his family

Oct 5, 2020

4-H Trailblazer Honored

Thearon McKinney, a retired NC State University 4-H professor nationally recognized for his volunteer leadership and marketing programs, was recently inducted into the National 4-H Hall of Fame. 

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May 21, 2018

AEE Faculty and Alumni Win Big

Several faculty and alumni of the college's Agricultural and Extension Education program swept the awards at the American Association for Agricultural Education (AAAE) national meeting.