CNR Alumni Spotlight: Tyson Chandler
Former NC State student-athlete Tyson Chandler graduated in 2014 with a degree in parks, recreation and tourism management. A three-year starter in football, Chandler recently co-founded Overtime Athletics – Triangle along with fellow PRTM alumnus T.Y. McGill, to encourage fitness, self-esteem, teamwork and more among elementary school students.
Senior Prepared to Launch After Graduation
Joining the makerspace program in his first year led Nick Sischo to experience all that NC State Entrepreneurship offers, including Wolf Den, Make-A-Thon, LuLu eGames, Albright Entrepreneur Village and being an NC State Entrepreneurship Scholar. Because of these impactful opportunities, he's ready to launch his career at a Raleigh startup.
How Habitat Destruction Enables the Spread of Diseases Like COVID-19
Roland Kays, a research professor in the Department of Forestry and Environmental Resources, and Erin Sills, the Edwin F. Conger Professor and associate head of the Department of Forestry and Environmental Resources, explain how increasing human pressure in wildlife habitats leads to the emergence of new animal-to-human transmitted diseases like COVID-19.
Artificial Intelligence: A Game Changer for the Chemical Manufacturing Industry
Chemicals can be found in everyday products from cars and medicines to toys and clothes, but their production can have adverse effects on the environment, including the release of greenhouse gases. The chemical manufacturing industry increasingly is using artificial intelligence to help reduce its environmental footprint. A study being led by Yuan Yao, an assistant professor of sustainability science and engineering in the Department of Forest Biomaterials at NC State’s College of Natural Resources, may help. The research is funded by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.
Stepping Out Front
Kalysha Clark Wall is a proud two-time alumna of NC State who's now a high school teacher impacting the next generation. As the first member of her immediate family to attend college, she traveled a road that wasn't always smooth, but the journey helped her find her voice as an advocate for other students in need of support. The Lexington native wants you to understand their struggles.
In Memoriam: Bob Jordan
Alumnus Bob Jordan, who served North Carolina as a public official and business leader, died earlier this month. Jordan is remembered for his unwavering support of NC State for more than 60 years. He was a member and chair of the university’s Board of Trustees, among other roles, and his service and philanthropy earned him two of NC State's top honors: the Watauga Medal, for service, and the Menscer Cup, for philanthropy.
Cross-Laminated Timber Creates Sustainable Buildings, Stronger Communities
Is cross-laminated timber the future of affordable, sustainable construction? Professor Stephen Kelley, the Reuben B. Robertson Professor in the Department of Forest Biomaterials, is leading a study with the U.S. Forest Products Laboratory to find the answer.
Jeff Reese: A Life of Devotion, a Legacy of Impact
Jeff Reese, an esteemed alumnus and devoted volunteer of the College of Natural Resources, died Oct. 30. To honor his life, legacy and impact, friends, family and colleagues have joined together to establish the Jeff Reese IMPACT Award at NC State. The award will provide scholarships to undergraduates in paper science and engineering, with preference to students who participate in any instrumental ensemble at NC State, are in the university chapter of the Technical Association of the Pulp and Paper Industry or serve as paper science and engineering ambassadors or mentors.
CNR Alumni Spotlight: Caroline Griffin
Caroline Griffin, 2017 alumna of NC State’s Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management, didn’t always plan on getting a four-year degree. But after a conversation with her father, uncle and grandfather, she jumped into life at NC State as a transfer student, making the dean’s list, joining Rho Phi Lambda Honorary Society and receiving two scholarships.
Shockley Named the College of Natural Resources 2019 Distinguished Alumnus of the Year
Terry W. Shockley '75 has been named the College of Natural Resources 2019 Distinguished Alumnus of the Year in recognition of his esteemed military career and his commitment to supporting military-affiliated students at NC State. He and his wife, Vicki, established a planned gift to create the Terry Shockley Scholarship Endowment to provide need-based scholarship support to CNR undergraduates, with a preference for students in Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) programs and veterans not already receiving scholarship or funding support.