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CALS Magazine Christian Gray AgPackStrong

Oct 25, 2017

Christian Gray Is #AgPackStrong

He's trained first-round NBA picks, but when CALS alum Christian Gray has to choose between a business trip and a middle school graduation, he'll cancel the business trip every time. Gray transforms lessons from a challenging childhood into youth mentorship, both on and off the court. 

Dean Richard Linton gathers experts for a CALS Is Here roundtable discussion.

May 12, 2017

You’ve Got A Friend

A panel of experts gather at Talley Student Union to hash out a complex question: How is CALS here - and why does it matter? 

CALS Crop and Soil Sciences department head Jeff Mullahay in his office.

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. 

CALS researchers harvest Striped Bass fry (eggs) at NC State's Pamlico Aquaculture Field Lab in Aurora, N.C.

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. 

CALS student Susan Jones, a poultry science and agricultural education double-major in the lab testing eggs.

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. 

CALS student Brooklynn Newberry, a plant pathology major, in lab.

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. 

Genia and Dale Bone (left) with Bone Scholar Aaron Becerra and NC State Chancellor Randy Woodson (far right).

Nov 9, 2016

The Gift of Education: How A Farmer And His Family Pledged To Help

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. 

Participants at CALS' Juntos program -- a nine-year-old program that has helped over 600 young Hispanic people improve grades, increase graduation rates and prepare for college.

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. 

CALS Agricultural Institute graduate Jacob Tarlton in a field with his helicopter.

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. 

John Howard (L) and Joe Gordon, recipients of the 2016 CALS Distinguished Alumni Award.

Nov 9, 2016

Distinguished Guests

The Distinguished Alumni Awards are granted each year to outstanding graduates of the college to recognize decades of stellar achievement and an ongoing commitment to giving back to NC State University. This year's winners embody both.