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Youth Family and Community Sciences

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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. 

Portrait of Iliana Santillian-Carrillo

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. 

Photograph of Kimberly Allen

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. 

Jun 26, 2020

Building Strong Stepfamilies

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. In the latest post, Rhonda Peters provides positive parenting techniques to help ease major family transitions. 

Copper wolves stand by the walkway to Stafford Commons and Talley Student Center. Photo by Becky Kirkland.

May 5, 2020

Graduate’s Strong Desire to Help Parents and Families Leads to Launching Her Own Business

Following her spring 2020 graduation, Emily Ragland will use her master’s degree in Youth, Family and Community Sciences (YCFS) to launch her own consulting business. First, she’s reflecting on her time as an online graduate student. 

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Apr 29, 2020

Mission to Serve: Meghan Montemurro on Combating Homelessness

During these unprecedented times, NC State graduate student Meghan Montemurro has remained steadfast in her mission to help the homeless find safe housing.