Nov 9, 2016


Brooklynn Newberry wanted to be the first in her limited-income family to get a degree. When her first CALS application was deferred, she chose an alternate path.

Nov 9, 2016

The One Who (Almost) Got Away

A junior double-major in poultry science and agricultural education, Susan Jones is now a CALS Ambassador representing the college. And we were one paragraph away from losing her.

Dec 5, 2016

“It’s Not Where You Start – It’s Where You Finish”

Jeff Mullahey's first CALS application? Rejected. Today, two NC State diplomas hang above Mullahey’s desk as he leads the largest department in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.

Dec 4, 2016

Extension Connections, Big Results

There’s a direct connection between Assistant Professor Benjamin Reading’s bass research and the tremendous early success of an Aurora fish hatchery – thanks to Aquaculture Extension Agent Mike Frinsko.

Nov 9, 2016

Food Safety – In Virtual Reality

NC State University food scientists harness the power of virtual reality to keep contaminants off your dinner plate – and to give our students the same training as the experts.

Nov 9, 2016

Juntos Means “Together”

The Juntos program brings Latino parents and students in 8th through 12th grade together as they learn to navigate the school system, increase high school graduation rates and prepare for college.

Nov 9, 2016

The Gift of Education

The late Dale Bone believed in the power of a college education – especially for those who couldn’t afford one. So he established a scholarship for the migrant workers and their families who worked on his successful farm.

Nov 9, 2016

#AgPackStrong: AGI Grad Jacob Tarlton Follows His Dream

Two years at the Agricultural Institute were life-changing for Jacob Tarlton, owner of Tarlton Helicopters in Union County.

Nov 9, 2016

The Access Roundtable Discussion

In September 2016, Dean Richard Linton gathered representatives from industry, faculty, staff and students to ask crucial questions about student access: why it’s important and what CALS can do to secure North Carolina’s future.

Nov 4, 2016

So You Want To Go To CALS…

As interim associate dean and director of academic programs, John Dole is CALS’ go-to guy for all things admissions – so we asked him to tell us the best way to get here. Turns out there’s more than one.