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CALS Faculty Honors

Two longtime BAE faculty were recognized for their dedication to teaching. These awards are some of the highest honors awarded in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS). They will go on to compete for University level awards.

Gary Roberson was recognized with the CALS Alumni Distinguished Undergraduate Professor Award. Roberson, an associate professor and extension specialist in machine systems and precision engineering, received his bachelor’s degree from NC State in 1978 in agricultural engineering and biological and agricultural engineering and technology. He went on to receive his master’s in 1980 and his Ph.D. in biological and agricultural engineering in 1988. A recent recipient of the CALS Outstanding Teaching Award in 2016, Roberson’s teaching efforts cover areas in light equipment technology, shop operations and management, agricultural and environmental safety and health to precision agriculture technology.

Mike Boyette, Philip Morris Professor, was recognized with the CALS Outstanding Teacher Award. Boyette, recently named an American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineering fellow, received his bachelor’s in 1976 in biological and agricultural engineering, his master’s in wood and paper science in 1986, and his Ph.D. in 1990 in biological and agricultural engineering in 1990. Boyette has led the BAE Senior Design program since 2001.