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CALS Ambassadors to host national conference

December 21, 2007

Media Contact: Tricia Buddin, coordinator of recruiting and first year experiences, 919-515-2614 or

The College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at North Carolina State University will host the 2008 National Agricultural Ambassadors Conference. More than 300 students representing nearly 40 higher education institutions from throughout the country are expected to attend.

Student ambassadors will participate in professional development seminars, panel discussions led by industry leaders and faculty presentations on topics such as biofuels and sustainable agriculture. Students also will have the opportunity to lead sessions on a variety of topics including leadership and service.

First Lady Mary Easley will deliver the keynote address at the conference banquet, and North Carolina Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler will help host a "School Spirit Night" barbecue dinner.

The CALS Ambassadors, the student ambassador organization of the N.C. State College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, were selected from a nationwide pool of student ambassador groups to host this year's conference.

Thursday, Jan. 3, through Saturday, Jan. 5, 2007

School Spirit Night (with Commissioner Troxler): Thursday, Jan. 3, from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Banquet Dinner (with First Lady Mary Easley): Friday, Jan. 4, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Thursday evening’s "School Spirit Night" will take place at Vaughn Towers at Carter-Finley Stadium. The banquet dinner on Friday will be held at the Brownstone Hotel on Hillsborough Street in Raleigh. All other activities will take place on the N.C. State campus.

For more information, including a complete schedule of events, visit:

Written by:
Suzanne Stanard, 919.513.3126 or

Posted by Suzanne at December 21, 2007 02:37 PM