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NC State's Plant Sciences Building under construction

Oct 19, 2021

A Chance to Match Your Excitement for N.C. PSI

The College of Agriculture and Life Sciences has received a very special set of gifts that enables the college to match the gifts of donors who name a space in the NC State University Plant Sciences Building. Time is running out, so please contact CALS with your interest as soon as possible. 

Julius Tillery holding cotton in a field

Oct 19, 2021

Julius Tillery Receives William C. Friday Award

Tillery, a distinguished figure and leader in environmental, agricultural and racial justice in North Carolina, was selected by the Park Scholarships program’s Class of 2022 for his outstanding advocacy for North Carolina’s agricultural and environmental sectors. He was presented with the award Oct. 15 during a ceremony in the Hunt Library Auditorium. 

N.C. PSI donor Allen James

Oct 12, 2021

‘We Can All Do Our Part’

Allen James, a distinguished 1967 alumnus of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, stresses the importance of supporting the Plant Sciences Initiative at all levels. 

CALS alumni award winners

Oct 5, 2021

2021 CALS Distinguished and Outstanding Alumni Honored

The College of Agriculture and Life Sciences’ 2021 Distinguished Alumni Award winners were honored Sept. 18 during a ceremony at NC State’s Close-King Indoor Practice Facility. The CALS Alumni and Friends Society also presented Outstanding Alumni and Outstanding Young Alumni awards, which recognize excellence and the achievements of former students in their careers and communities. The 2020 Distinguished Alumni Award winner was honored as well. 

Adrian Percy

Sep 28, 2021

Globally Recognized Agricultural Leader to Become First PSI Director

Adrian Percy, a world leader in the field of agriculture, is set to become the first executive director of the North Carolina Plant Sciences Initiative: a world-class research and innovation effort that is poised to solve some of the world’s grandest agricultural issues and advance the state’s economy. The initiative’s home, the Plant Sciences Building, is under construction on NC State’s Centennial Campus, thanks to the support of donors and a statewide bond referendum. 

Ph.D. candidate Camilo Parada, right, in the lab with mentor Lina Quesada-Ocampo.

Sep 28, 2021

Ph.D. Candidate Camilo Parada Wins Prestigious Award

Camilo Humberto Parada-Rojas, an NC State Ph.D. candidate in plant pathology and one of the first graduate students accepted into the Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research Fellows Program, received a $10,000 Storkan-Hanes-McCaslin Foundation Award, given annually to an outstanding graduate student working with soilborne diseases. Parada is studying genes that could provide resistance to sweetpotato diseases, including the pathogen that causes black rot in sweetpotato. 

Richard C. and Marcia H. Reich

Sep 21, 2021

Deeply Rooted

Richard and Marcia Reich celebrate their ties to family and extension through support of the North Carolina Plant Sciences Initiative and NC State’s Plant Sciences Building. The Richard C. & Marcia H. Reich Study Room is named in their family’s honor. 

crops in a field

Sep 13, 2021

NC State and BASF: Dedicated to a Sustainable Future

NC State and BASF, a leading chemical company globally headquartered in Germany with its Bioscience Research division based in Research Triangle Park, have been partners for many years. After completing more than 100 research projects together — supported by nearly $6 million in sponsored research and an additional $1 million in gift funding — BASF is currently working with NC State researchers in areas such as plant sciences innovation and crop protection to bring new solutions to market. 

Copper Wolf on Central Campus in the fall

Sep 13, 2021

An Easy Way to Give

Edna Gaston’s love for NC State runs deep. Gaston has been a loyal supporter of the university over the years, and she and her late husband, Perry, helmed a famous tailgate at Carter-Finley Stadium for many football seasons. Gaston recently designated gifts to Athletics, the College of Veterinary Medicine and the Extension Master Gardeners program through her will. 

Dr. Mike Walden sitting at a microphone

Sep 6, 2021

You Decide: Should Price and Wage Controls Be Brought Back?

High inflation rates may be leading the U.S. into a new round of price and wage controls. NC State’s William Neal Reynolds Distinguished Professor Emeritus Dr. Mike Walden explains what we can learn from the past to prepare us for the near future.