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Jeremy Diner ‘08 Charts a Course to a Career in Sustainable Development

Jeremy Diner says the highlight of his undergraduate career at NC State was learning about some of the world’s biggest problems and, as an Environmental Technology major, gaining hands-on skills that could solve these problems. His academic advisor, Dr. Robert Bruck, inspired Diner to pursue the path of an environmentalist.

Peace Corps Volunteer Sara Lane ’01 Coordinates Sustainable Practices in Malawi

posted 2011.05.31 After growing up on a dairy farm in Caswell County, Sara Lane ‘01 now finds herself nearly 8,000 miles away from home in eastern Africa. Along the way, Lane completed degrees in agricultural business management and agricultural extension as a Park Scholar at NC State. She went on to pursue a master’s degree in broadcast journalism at the University of Missouri-Columbia. Lane later worked as a producer with CNN until she decided to trade her office in New York for more modest
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Jacob Rutz ’14 Travels to Cuba to Research Sustainable Urban Agriculture

posted 2011.02.24   Soon after the spring semester was underway, Jacob Rutz ‘14 touched down in Havana to meet with farmers and researchers and learn about agricultural techniques used in the island nation.   Jacob Rutz ‘14 examines lettuce grown on an urban farm. Rutz, a plant and soil science major with a concentration in agroecology, was the only student in the delegation headed by Natural Environmental and Ecological Management Corporation (NEEM) founder and director Jeff Ensminger. NEEM is a Durham-based nonprofit
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Tyler Confrey-Maloney ’13 Combines Sustainable Development and Higher Education in Rural South Africa

Tyler Confrey-Maloney ‘13 spent his summer living in a Shangaan village in South Africa as a global development intern for the nonprofit organization ThinkImpact. Interns with the organization serve as catalysts and business advisors for local entrepreneurs. ThinkImpact’s work is based on the model of Asset-Based Community Development, which capitalizes on community skills and resources to create sustainable, revenue generating programs led by members of the community. This model is a departure from development approaches that foster dependency, and approaches
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