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Miranda Parks

Dec 12, 2023

Online Grad Finds Her Passion at NC State

Miranda Parks recently graduated from the NC State Online Master of Youth, Family and Community Sciences degree program. Parks was able to find her passion through the program’s faculty and courses. Read about how the online program was a game changer for Parks! 

Dec 16, 2021

Passion for Helping Families Inspires Online Grad to Cross the Finish Line

Rhonda Peters overcame health obstacles to earn her degree with her passion for helping others as a guiding force throughout her educational journey. 

"Being in the YFCS program gave me the opportunity to bounce around a little bit to discover what my career could potentially look like." -- Andrea Garber Master of Youth, Family, and Community Sciences (YFCS) '21

Dec 15, 2021

Finding a Passion for Family Science

Andrea Garber found her passion for working as a licensing family caseworker in the foster care system while earning her master's degree in the online Youth, Family and Community Sciences program. 

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Aug 19, 2021

How to Determine If Pursuing a Master’s Degree in YFCS is Right For You

In the August Youth, Family, and Community Sciences (YFCS) blog post, Assistant Professor Jamie Alexander highlights careers in the field and how to determine if a master's degree in YFCS is right for you! 

Jul 23, 2021

YFCS July Blog: What it Means to be a Coach

In the July Youth, Family and Community Sciences (YFCS) blog post, Autumn Guin highlights what it means to be a coach, "... I get to help others dream big, grow as a team or family, and really reach for their goals." 

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Jun 23, 2021

YFCS Alumni Survey Highlights Strong Alignment with Career and Online Learning Goals

In the June Youth, Family, and Community Sciences blog, Associate Professor Annie Hardison-Moody shares results of the YFCS alumni survey highlighting strong alignment with career and online learning goals. 

May 25, 2021

Tsharre Sanders: Keeping the Faith

Tsharre Sanders’ passion for making sure Christian LGBTQ youth maintain their faith stems from her own personal story. Upon graduating this spring, the CALS online graduate student will attend divinity school in Georgia. 

May 13, 2021

Driven Graduate Student Balances Her Career and Earning Advanced Degree

Molly Crum's passion for learning inspired her to achieve her master's degree while balancing her professional life. She shares her experiences in the Youth, Family, and Community Sciences program at NC State. 

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May 11, 2021

YFCS May Blog: Why the Learning Experience is More Important Than Grades

The Youth, Family, and Community Sciences graduate program publishes a monthly blog written by students, alumni and faculty sharing important topics and helpful resources related to the field of family science. 

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Apr 22, 2021

YFCS April Blog: Graduate Student Kallie Green Shares Her Story and Tips During Sexual Assault Awareness Month

This month, our YFCS guest blogger is YFCS master’s student, Kallie Green, who shares with readers a bit about her story and helpful sexual assault prevention tips.