Smithfield Foods Supports Soldier to Agriculture Program
The Smithfield Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Smithfield Foods Inc., has given $200,000 to help support NC State's Soldier to Agriculture Program, a partnership between the Agricultural Institute and the career center at Fort Bragg.
Plant Sciences Launch Director’s Report
This year will be a monumental one for the Plant Sciences Initiative. Learn more about how NC State's College of Agriculture and Life Sciences is preparing to address the grand challenges of an ever-changing world – and about opportunities for getting involved.
CVM Alum Personifies an Attitude of Gratitude
When Rick Hovis received his DVM degree in 1989 from the NC State College of Veterinary Medicine, he was part of the fifth graduating class. Six months into his career and just starting life with his wife, Kelly, Hovis made a $50 donation to his alma mater. He has continued giving generously to the college over the past 30 years, supporting All Gifts Great and Small, the Teaching Animal Unit and other funds, and he has served as a mentor.
February 2019 Park Enrichment Grants Awarded
The Park Enrichment Grant Committee has awarded grants to several Park Scholars engaged in professional and personal enrichment experiences in the United States and abroad. Initiated in 1998 and funded by the Park Foundation and gifts made to the Park Scholarships program, the grants are designed to foster the development of scholarship, service, leadership and character, and to connect Park Scholars with faculty members.
Feed The Pack: Donations Needed
Feed the Pack Food Pantry is in urgent need of pasta, pasta sauce, canned fruit, cereal, granola bars, shelf-stable meat products, rice and instant meals. Monetary gifts or donations of food items make an important difference for the NC State community, and the pantry is one component of the Division of Academic and Student Affairs' Pack Essentials effort to connect students with critical resources.
Personal Statement: Ibrahim Kante
Ibrahim Kante's path to the NC State football program has been nothing short of extraordinary. The second-year defensive lineman details his family's journey from the Ivory Coast to the United States and how that decision impacted his life. Support from thousands of donors ensures that Wolfpack student-athletes can think and do the extraordinary, inside the classroom and in competition.
Stuber Retiring as Head of Plant Breeding Consortium
Charles Stuber, who joined the NC State faculty in 1965, has made tremendous contributions to both science and education, and his work has helped lay the groundwork for the Plant Sciences Initiative. He and his wife, Marilyn, also have generously supported the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences as donors, including through the establishment of a distinguished professorship.
A Conversation with Jennifer Martineau (’88) and Portia Mount
In recognition of Women’s History Month, Jennifer Martineau and Portia Mount –– authors of the best-seller “Kick Some Glass: 10 Ways Women Succeed at Work on Their Own Terms” –– will headline the Wells Fargo Executive Leadership Series at Poole College of Management. Since 1992, the series, supported by an ongoing gift from Wells Fargo, has provided students and the community with an opportunity to learn from leading executives.
A Love for Students — and Cats, Too
Sandy Thach spent her NC State career helping students achieve their academic dreams. In retirement, she's helping them even more. She recently established the Sandy and Jerry Thach Endowed Scholarship at the College of Veterinary Medicine, and her generosity also will support an exam room for cat patients and the Companion Animal Pet Assistance Fund.
From Shy Guy to Public Speaking Champ: FFA State Officer Ty Meyer
Ty Meyer is a state FFA officer, traveling the state representing 20,000 high school and middle school FFA members. He’s also a first-year Jefferson Scholar in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at NC State, double-majoring in political science and agricultural business management.