Allissa Halker

Fall 2020

Degree: Bachelor

Concentration: Production Systems and Entrepreneurship

How are you planning to use your degree?

I plan to use my degree to help better our understanding of horticultural plants in our native environments.

Whom do you want to thank?

I’d like to thank my lovely parents for supporting me unconditionally throughout my life but especially while I got my first degree! I’d also like to thank my lovely friends who have stayed by my side throughout my time here <3 last but certainly not least all the professors who taught me & helped guide me throughout my time at state.

What is the best thing about studying horticulture at NC State?

I think the best thing about horticulture at state was the size of classes we got & of course the faculty who are more than willing to help with everything.

Clubs and Activities

  • Hort club
  • Tobacco Genetics Research Assistant
  • Alternative Cropping Systems Research Assistant

Do you have plans for after graduation? Are you currently working?

My plans for next semester are to continue working in my current position with the Alternative Cropping Systems team. We will be focusing our efforts on winter cover crops.


Advisor Comments (Helen Kraus)

Allissa is a joy. She loves people, growing things, and nurturing the environment. She is creative and has great attention to detail. She has been a dedicated student employee helping several faculty and graduate students with their research. She will be continuing these efforts before she begins her own graduate education.


    I’m so proud of you!! This is just the beginning of the many great things you’ll go on to achieve. Love you!

    Congratulations Allissa! I am so incredibly proud of all that you have accomplished and know you will have no trouble achieving your dreams!

    Congratulations Allissa! You worked so hard for this and we are so proud of you! Al of your hard work and determination has paid off! We are excited to see what the future holds for you!

    I am so very proud of you. We love you to the moon and back. I can’t wait to see how far you go in life. You’re a bright light.

    Congratulations from the depths of my heart. I am so excited for you on this momentous day. I am so honored to have shared some of your undergraduate experience at State. I am very excited for your future. And having you right across the hall 🤸🤸🤸

    We are so proud of you. The field of Agriculture is in my point of view the most important profession an individual could be engaged in. Without it nothing else would matter. Go forth now and make your mark on the world.

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