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Making a Difference

Bolstered by an exceptional education and valuable real-world experiences, College of Natural Resources alumni leave our halls ready to work hard to drive innovation and tackle global challenges that affect us all. They are leading the way in fields like sustainability and conservation, paper science, recreation and tourism, public policy, business, law and environmental science.

Our alumni go far, but many also stay near. They are making North Carolina a better home for all its residents by driving three of the state’s top five industries: forestry, wood products, and tourism and golf.

Stay Connected

The College of Natural Resources is a small community on a big campus. Our faculty, staff and students are a family who learn and solve problems together, support one another and build networks that span the world and last a lifetime.

After you graduate, you remain a valued part of our community. By giving your time, talent and resources to the college, you can support our important work, especially in developing the next generation of natural resources leaders.

Check out some ways you can stay connected with us and with NC State.

At our college, we work toward a better world.

Get an inside look at how we turn bright ideas into innovative natural resources solutions.

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Meet Brianna Bui, one of our extraordinary student workers in #NCStateCNR's Natural Resources Library. 📚

Brianna is a junior majoring in paper science and engineering and chemical engineering. She was recently named one of 10 students to receive a scholarship through the @ncsulibraries' Libraries Student Scholarship Fund. In her spare time, she volunteers with Girls Engineering Change (@gecncsu), an NC State-based organization that works to encourage young girls to explore their interest in engineering.

“I chose to work at the library because I wanted to find a job that would allow me to give back to my community. The libraries provide endless resources to students and faculty, and this was my opportunity to share those resources with others to improve their educational experiences."

Check out the link in our bio to learn more about Brianna.
Meet Ann Winstead (@ann_winstead), a recent #NCState23 graduate of the Department of Forestry and Environmental Resources (@ncstatefer). 

Ann Winstead, who graduated with a bachelor's in environmental sciences, was recently named one of three recipients of this year’s Mathews Medal by the NC State Alumni Association (@ncstatealumni). Winstead is the second student from the College of Natural Resources to be named a recipient of this prestigious award since 2022.

Ann made signification contributions to campus sustainability in her four years at the university. She worked as an intern for the Waste Reduction and Recycling Office, where she installed more than 250 compost pails to expand apartment composting. 

“I am in constant awe of the drive Ann has to make NC State a more sustainable university. It is unique for a student to have not only the ideas for creating sustainable changes but also the skills to navigate the process for seeing their ideas come to fruition.” —Adam Bensely, waste diversion coordinator in NC State’s Waste Reduction and Recycling Office

To learn more about Ann, check out the link in our bio.
Recent #NCState23 graduate Kat Deutsch is blazing trails (literally). 🥾 

This May, Kat graduated with a master’s degree in parks, recreation and tourism management (@ncstateprtm). Her #NCStateCNR journey led her to @ncstateparks, where she works as a state trails planner, developing plans for 12 state trails throughout the state. 

She first joined North Carolina State Parks' planning team in February 2019, immediately following the completion of her bachelor’s degree in parks, recreation and tourism management at NC State. This February, she was promoted to state trails planner.

"Parks and recreation has had an important impact on my life and my health, which created a desire to share this with as many people as I can. I have a passion for fostering lasting connections between people and nature, because I believe in the power that this can have and the benefits that come with being outside. I also hope that my work inspires others to be stewards for the environment." —@itsthekatsmeow

Check out the link in our bio to learn more about Kat's journey.