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Ethan Thompson standing at the entryway of NC State's Free Expression tunnel.

May 13, 2021

Ethan Thompson: Aiding Farmers Through Research

Ethan Thompson’s dream is to help farmers feed the growing population through applied research. After earning his bachelor’s degree in biochemistry, the CALS graduate will work toward a doctorate in plant pathology. 

Molly Crum

May 13, 2021

Graduate Student Balances Career, Master’s Program

Molly Crum's passion for learning inspired her to pursue a Master of Youth, Family, and Community Sciences from the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. 

Sirena Rowe hugs a teammate at the NCAA championships in Greensboro.

May 11, 2021

Strong Finish

Sirena Rowe, who helped NC State win an NCAA swimming relay title, recounts the highs and lows of her time in college. She graduates with a passion to help others and an eye on the Tokyo Olympics. 

Peyton Tipton wearing her NC State undergraduate regalia

May 11, 2021

Peyton Tipton: Discovering a Passion for Poultry Science

Peyton Tipton came to NC State for a degree in biology and quickly discovered her passion for poultry science. Upon graduation, the CALS graduate will work toward a Master of Physiology. 

Portrait of Coleman Simpson

May 10, 2021

A Leading Advocate: Master’s Student Coleman Simpson

Master’s student Coleman Simpson drew on his leadership skills and agricultural education to write a grant that provides counseling services for CALS students. 

White male looking at wheat in a field

May 7, 2021

Graduating with an NC State Online Master’s Degree, Daryl Anderson Brings New Expertise to Full-Time Job

More than 30 years ago, a livestock agent suggested that Daryl Anderson attend NC State to become an extension agent. Now as an employee, Daryl is thrilled to earn his master’s degree. 

Edwin Rutto in a pack of runners nearing the finish line.

May 7, 2021

Edwin Rutto: Going the Distance

Cross country runner Edwin Rutto looks homeward to Kenya’s Great Rift Valley as he prepares to graduate with a degree in plant and soil sciences. 

Alex Blanchard wearing her red graduation cap and holding up wolf ears.

May 5, 2021

Alex Blanchard: Going the Extra Mile

Alex Blanchard never saw herself being in college for five years, but the CALS student says it was worth it to walk away with not one, but two degrees in May. 

NC State's Memorial Belltower with the sun peeking through the trees

May 5, 2021

Active Duty Animal Science: Olivia Jones Pursues Her Passion

When Olivia Jones graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2017, she had two dreams –– to serve her country in the military and become a veterinarian. Now, as a graduating student in NC State’s online Master of Animal Science, she’s doing both.  Jones is an active duty Air Force officer, working … Continue reading Active Duty Animal Science: Olivia Jones Pursues Her Passion → 

Man sitting among pots of colorful flowers

Apr 30, 2021

Graduating Senior Strives for ‘Bigger and Better Things’

NC State offered horticultural science undergrad Luke Owen opportunities for travel, professional development and leadership. Ultimately, he hopes to use what he’s learned to help others pursue better lives.