Dining Hall Uses CAES-Grown Ingredients for Earth Day

Williams Dining Hall, operated by Sodexo, celebrated Earth Day on April 22 with a lunch menu that featured ingredients grown by the CAES.

The ingredients grown by Aggies included basil, oregano, red Russian kale, broccoli, cinnamon basil, sweet potatoes and ginger grown at the Urban Food Platform, Reid Greenhouse and the Student and Community Farm.

The Urban Food Platform is an outdoor small-scale urban food production system developed on the grounds surrounding the campus greenhouse. The 4,000-square-foot Reid Greenhouse has three bays with computerized environmental control. The 3-acre Student and Community Farm is an experiential learning space at the University Farm.

N&R Story Puts Sang in Spotlight

Shengmin Sang, Ph.D.

A May 21 story in the Greensboro News & Record featured the work of Professor Shengmin Sang, Ph.D., a researcher at N.C. A&T’s Center for Excellence in Post-Harvest Technologies in Kannapolis. Sang studies functional foods, including whole grains, ginger, tea and apples, that have potential health benefits. 

Read the News & Record story: A&T professor leading research about how certain foods could be alternatives to medicine.

“Increasing evidence shows that many chronic diseases are preventable, and diet plays a very important role in disease prevention and treatment,” Sang told the newspaper. “My lab’s over-arching goal is to develop safe dietary regimens to prevent and/or treat the development of chronic illness without incurring the harmful side effects that occur with the use of so many of today’s pharmaceuticals.

“Studies show that the general public prefers dietary regimens, instead of drugs, for preventing or treating chronic diseases.”

Gamma Sigma Delta Inducts New Members

The N.C. A&T chapter of Gamma Sigma Delta, the honor society of agriculture, recently inducted new members. The honor society encourages advancement and improvement in all branches of the agricultural sciences and agricultural industry.

Undergraduate Student Inductees

  • G’Shearia McNeil
  • Kiera Mabry
  • Andrew Gaddis
  • Chandler Dix
  • Samaria Bivens
  • Camryn Bailey
  • Larry Jones
  • Haylee L. May
  • Logan Modlin

Graduate Student Inductees

  • Ivana Pedroso
  • Raphael Ayivi
  • Kelvin Adrah
  • Samuel Adegoke
  • Victoria Tanoh

Faculty/Staff/Alumnus Inductees

  • Osei Yeboah, Ph.D.
  • Sanjun Gu, Ph.D.
  • Roberta Claro Da Silva, Ph.D.
  • Ramine Alexander, Ph.D.
  • Godfrey Uzochukwu, Ph.D.