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Youth Family and Community Sciences

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Mar 14, 2022

Staying Power

Youth, Family, and Community Sciences grad student Raina Perez transferred to NC State in 2020 and then decided to stick around for one more year. 

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Dec 30, 2021

Kylie Rymanowicz Applies Knowledge and Skills to Support Families

Kylie Rymanowicz worked with families in a variety of contexts throughout her career, and found that graduate studies in family life education at NC State was the perfect complement to her work. 

This is a photo of online graduate Rhonda Peters and her three children at the beach.

Dec 19, 2021

Passion for Helping Families Inspires Online Grad to Cross the Finish Line

Online graduate overcomes health obstacles to earn her degree with her passion for helping others as a guiding force throughout her educational journey. 

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Aug 24, 2021

Student Enriches Family Life Through Research

After experiencing a divorce firsthand, Beth Edwards was filled with inspiration to pursue the a family life education and coaching degree. 

Tsharre Sanders

Apr 26, 2021

Tsharre Sanders: Keeping the Faith

Tsharre Sanders’ passion for making sure Christian LGBTQ youth maintain their faith stems from her own personal story. Upon graduating this spring, the CALS graduate student will attend divinity school in Georgia. 

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Apr 14, 2021

It Takes a Pueblo: Latinx Leader Iliana Santillán

Personal experience, a master’s degree from CALS and directing Juntos inform an alumna’s leadership of a Raleigh nonprofit advocating for Latin American families and students. 

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Dec 11, 2020

Why Self-Care is Important During Difficult, Uncertain Times

The Youth, Family, and Community Sciences graduate program publishes a monthly blog written by students and alumni sharing important topics and helpful resources related to the field of family science. 

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Aug 27, 2020

Allen Named CALS’ Associate Director of Academic Programs

The youth, family and community sciences professor will coordinate student success programs, lead graduate programs and manage distance education, summer school and non-credit course programs. 

Aug 24, 2020

YFCS August Blog: Police Engagement Among Individuals with Developmental Differences

Emily Ragland, an alum of the online Master of Youth, Family, and Community Sciences program and owner and founder of communiTEAM LLC, shares her perspective in the latest YFCS blog. 

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Jul 7, 2020

Alumna Helps Guide Watauga County into a Trauma-Informed Community

Recent CALS graduate Hayley Bayne is one of several volunteers helping her town become a more a more trauma-informed and compassionate community.