Four people associated with NC State won awards at the National Agricultural Alumni and Development Association conference recently in Lubbock, Texas.
Chris Cammarene-Wessel, director of donor services and departmental fundraising in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, received the Professional Achievement Award. She manages fund-raising efforts for academic departments, coordinates donor relations and oversees information systems, communications and Web technologies for the college advancement team. She has more than 20 years of experience in nonprofit development and communication.
Dr. Nick Hamon, vice president and head of sustainability for Bayer CropScience North America and an adjunct faculty member, received the Volunteer Service Award. Hamon has devoted countless hours of service with the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and the Poole College of Management. He has served as vice chairman of the North Carolina Agricultural and Life Sciences Research Foundation Board and helped coordinate an international research conference that brought nearly 500 scientists and research partners to campus. This spring, he developed and taught a class on the business case for sustainability for students in the Jenkins M.B.A. program. He is a member of the Poole College of Management’s board and university sustainability committee.
Ed and Dinah Gore of Sunset Beach received the association’s Ruby C. McSwain Outstanding Philanthropist Award. The Gores donated $4 million and two tracts of land in Sunset Beach to the university. They helped create an endowment for the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences’ Landscapes of Opportunity campaign to protect and conserve natural resources in North Carolina by sustaining agriculture and forestry. The Gores have supported ROTC and 4-H scholarships, funded several university endowments and paid for the development of Extension’s Cook Smart, Eat Smart curriculum used throughout the South.