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Danielle Pennington: Researching Autism and Grief

NC State’s Department of Agricultural and Human Sciences (AHS) recently hosted the biannual Eloise S. Cofer Family Living Lecture Series, which features critical thinkers and doers connecting food, family and community. New York Times Best Seller, Autism Advocate and Animal Expert Dr. Temple Grandin spoke about her lifelong journey with autism on April 11 at[…] Read More

CALS Scholarship Recipient Sheila O’Neil Serves Seniors

In our February blog, “Need Help Paying For Graduate School? Where to Look,” we offered students multiple resources for financial support, within the YFCS program, within NC State and outside of NC State. Then, we focused on Mariama Ashcroft, a YFCS student who independently secured school funding, in March’s “Financial Support: One Student’s Search +[…] Read More

Financial Support: One Student’s Search + Success

In last month’s blog “Need Help Paying For Graduate School? Where to Look,” we offered multiple resources for funding—YFCS, NC State and outside of NC State opportunities. This month, we reiterate two of those opportunities, with fast-approaching deadlines, and focus on YFCS student, Mariama Ashcroft, who is in her second year of the Masters program[…] Read More

Building Networks and Friendships in Online YFCS Programs

Networking is key to success. Relationships built during graduate school can become lasting networks that help with professional development, social support and even job placement. Some people perceive online education as isolating or devoid of opportunities to make friends or find networks. In NC State’s Youth, Family, and Community Sciences Online Program, this is not[…] Read More

Many Directions for Youth, Family, and Community Sciences Graduates

When pursuing a program through NC State Youth, Family, and Community Sciences (YFCS) Distance Education, many students wonder what prospects they have following graduation. There are actually numerous avenues a professional in YFCS may pursue, and in this month’s YFCS Online Blog, we look at four past graduates and the different sectors they have entered.[…] Read More

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