Fueling the Future of Specialty Crops
A $1 million specialty crops professorship and allied programmatic endowment for the NC State Specialty Crops Program will create exciting new opportunities for North Carolina farmers.
JC Raulston Arboretum’s New Grand Entrance Open Every Day of the Year
Fun for people of all ages and free to the public, NC State's JC Raulston Arboretum is ready to debut its unique new pedestrian gate.
Students in Large-Scale Organic Agriculture to Benefit from Gift
A new endowment, funded by Frank and Judi Grainger, will support undergraduate students pursuing hands-on research and travel experiences related to organic crop production.
Mr. Sweet Potato’s Legacy
North Carolina’s sweet potato growers are building an endowment at NC State to ensure that a most successful university-industry partnership endures. It honors Henry M. Covington, a longtime extension specialist whose research and partnerships spurred the industry's growth.
Dunn family’s gift inspires leadership
NC State University senior Becky Zhong, a plant and soil sciences major, always had an interest in public policy. It’s what led her to apply for a 2015 fellowship in the university’s newly established Adolph Warren Family Leadership Program. Read more about this new innovative College of Agriculture and Life Sciences program on NC State University's Giving website.
Passion for improving lives
Lorelei Jones has loved everything about NC State since she was a young girl growing up in eastern North Carolina’s Lenoir County. Her early experiences boosted Jones’ confidence while feeding her passion for service to others — and even helped direct her to her current career at NC State. Read more from NC State University Giving.
Horton endowment created to fund biochemistry scholarships
The H. Robert and Roberta A. Horton Biochemistry Scholarship Endowment was created in an agreement between the Hortons and the N.C. Agricultural Foundation Inc., in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.
Ruby C. McSwain, philanthropist and JCRA benefactor, has passed away
Among her donations to the university is her gift funding the Ruby C. McSwain Education Center building and complex at the JC Raulston Arboretum.
CALS donor giving is up 66 percent
Donor giving to the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences topped $57 million last year, up 66 percent over the previous year. The generosity of college alumni and supporters helped NC State break fundraising records, boosting donations for scholarships, research, academic programs and faculty support to an all-time high.
CALS 2015 donor appreciation event is a family affair
When College of Agriculture and Life Sciences donors and scholarship recipients got together April 12 at NC State University’s McKimmon Center, it was like a family gathering.