December 22, 2021
Online and Distance Education Fall Graduates Share Stories of Dedication, Resilience
We caught up with fall 2021 online and distance education graduates from a variety of degree and certificate programs to learn more about their journeys up until this point and where the future may take them. Congrats to NC State '21!
September 8, 2021
PRTSM Online Master's Program Sparks a New Business for PJ Ray
Agriculture has always been a part of Patricia Joyce “PJ” Ray’s life. In the Parks, Recreation, Tourism and Sport Management (PRTSM) online master’s program, she found a way to take agriculture to the next level. “I grew up on a
July 19, 2021
Nettie Baugher Gets Hands-on with Horticulture Research
For Nettie Baugher, NC State’s online Master of Horticultural Science program offered the best of both worlds. Baugher’s undergraduate degree is in horticulture, and she currently works in horticulture as a commercial horticulture area agent for Gates, Chowan, and Perquimans
June 17, 2021
Max Alff Nurtures a Passion for Plants
When Max Alff graduated high school, he didn’t initially plan to study for much longer. He enrolled in the NC State Agricultural Institute for Ornamentals and Landscape Technology, planning to get his associate degree and get out into the workforce.
May 17, 2021
Graduate Returns to His Roots in the Online Master of Animal Science
When Dillon Mellick graduated from Coe College in 2011 with a degree in biology, he was not quite sure where he wanted to take his career. Based in Des Moines, Iowa, he joined Kemin Industries as a quality assurance auditor,
May 12, 2021
Online Graduate Found a New Career in a Familiar Place
If you ask Kelsey Piper how she started her career in data, you may not expect the answer to be with a graduate degree in Wildlife Science from NC State. “I worked for a number of years combining my passion
May 10, 2021
Vicky Weaver: A Growing Family and Career in the Jenkins Online MBA
As the longtime Assistant Director of Technology for GP Strategies, Vicky Weaver considered herself a “triathlete” of the learning and development software world. “I worked in pre-sales and customer engagement, participated in requirements gathering, solution design and business process improvement,
May 5, 2021
Cultivating Balance in Online Courses
This article was written by Elizabeth Porter and published by Lily Fandel. You wouldn’t expect to learn how to juggle in NC State’s Ph.D. of Horticultural Science program, but for Kira Sims, that was the case. “If someone asked me
May 5, 2021
Active Duty Animal Science: Olivia Jones Pursues Her Passion
Olivia Jones completed the online Master of Animal Science while working as an active duty Air Force officer.
April 29, 2021
John Fertig: Learning to Lead in the Online Master of Forest Biomaterials
Thirteen years ago, long-time educator John Fertig decided to make a career change. He accepted a position at one of the largest bleached board mills in the world in Covington, Virginia, where massive amounts of specialty paper products are produced.