Fabulous 50: Free Expression Tunnel
Fifty years ago Stanley George Stephens (1911-1986) became the first NC State faculty member to be elected to the National Academy of Sciences. Stephens came to the university in 1949 as a professor of agronomy. He then served as head of the genetics faculty from 1951 to 1957. His research...
Stephen (Steve) Benton Latimer (1928-2003) was the first African-American at NC State to earn a doctoral degree (PhD), in 1967. A graduate student in the Department of Animal Science (in Polk Hall), his dissertation title was Properties of a Specific Propionyl-CoA Synthetase from Sheep Liver...