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The Outer Banks

Sep 6, 2021

New Partnership Aims to Ensure a Sustainable Future for the Outer Banks

The College of Natural Resources has partnered with Twiddy & Company, a hospitality firm that manages more than 1,100 vacation homes on the Outer Banks, to launch the Lighthouse Fund for Sustainable Tourism. The fund supports Whitney Knollenberg, an assistant professor in the Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management, as she conducts research and outreach activities across the Outer Banks to promote sustainable tourism development. 

Myron Floyd

Jul 19, 2021

Think and Do: College of Natural Resources

Myron Floyd, dean of NC State’s College of Natural Resources, discusses how donors are making the extraordinary happen in the college every day. 

The belltower on a spring day

Jul 5, 2021

Hasan Jameel Receives UNC Board of Governors Award for Excellence in Teaching

Hasan Jameel, the Jordan Family Distinguished Professor for Natural Resource Innovation in the Department of Forest Biomaterials, is one of 17 recipients representing all 16 of North Carolina’s public universities and the North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics. A member of the faculty since 1987, Jameel has received numerous honors recognizing his teaching, mentoring and scholarship, including the Outstanding Teaching Award (twice), the Outstanding Advisor Award and the Alumni Distinguished Professor Award at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. 

golfers teeing off

Jul 5, 2021

Teeing Off for a Good Cause: Annual Fundraiser Supports Student Scholarships

The College of Natural Resources scored another hole-in-one recently with its Second Annual Golf Tournament fundraiser, which provides scholarships and more for students in the PGA Golf Management and Paper Science and Engineering programs. The event, sponsored by the NC State Natural Resources Foundation Inc., raised approximately $7,000, which will be split evenly between the two programs. 

Kate Jones

Jun 21, 2021

Where There’s Smoke: Reducing Downwind Impacts of Prescribed Burns

After being awarded a Graduate Research Innovation grant, Geospatial Analytics Ph.D. student Kate Jones is leading research to ensure that decision-making about prescribed burns also considers the vulnerability of communities to smoke downwind. 

Aldo De Leon Resendiz

Jun 14, 2021

Graduation to Vocation: Engineering Paper Mill Processes

Aldo De Leon Resendiz graduated in May 2021 with degrees in paper science and engineering and chemical engineering, along with being a Goodnight Scholar, University Scholar and member of the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers. Now an NC State alumnus, De Leon will work for International Paper as a REACH (Recruit, Engage, Align College Hires) engineer. 

wolf-plaza-statue

Jun 7, 2021

Jameel Receives UNC System Award for Excellence in Teaching

Hasan Jameel of the NC State College of Natural Resources has been honored with the 2021 UNC Board of Governors Award for Excellence in Teaching. Created by the board in 1993, the award recognizes and encourages the extraordinary teaching contributions of faculty across the UNC System. Jameel, the Jordan Family Distinguished Professor for Natural Resource Innovation in the Department of Forest Biomaterials, is one of 17 recipients representing all 16 of North Carolina’s public universities and the North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics. 

A great blue heron and turtles along a body of water

May 31, 2021

Ecology Wildlife Foundation Establishes Three Funds to Support Conservation Research

The Ecology Wildlife Foundation Fund has established three new funds that will support an undergraduate scholarship, graduate fellowship and distinguished professorship in the College of Natural Resources. The undergraduate scholarship and graduate fellowship will support students majoring in fisheries, wildlife and conservation biology. The distinguished professorship will support a professor in the Department of Forestry and Environmental Resources, with preference given to faculty with active research in fisheries, wildlife and conservation biology focused on global change and wildlife conservation. 

Wolf Plaza bronze sculptures

May 24, 2021

Announcing The Dale Earnhardt Legacy Program

The Dale Earnhardt Legacy Program provides a structured pathway for students who are interested in studying natural resources majors at NC State but were not initially admitted as freshmen. With its mission to continue the legacy of Dale Earnhardt, the $500,000 endowment will benefit students interested in pursuing a degree in forest management, natural resources, environmental technology and management, or fisheries, wildlife and conservation biology. 

Adrianna Kirkman

May 10, 2021

Endowment Honors Legacy of Professor Adrianna Kirkman

A trailblazer, Kirkman was one of the first women in the field of computer simulation and process modeling for pulp and paper and a strong advocate for equality and the promotion of women in STEM. The Adrianna Grant Kirkman Scholarship Endowment will provide merit-based scholarships for undergraduate students pursuing a degree in paper science and engineering who have demonstrated an interest in equality, diversity and/or social justice for women by participating in community activities, social groups, student clubs and/or organizations.