Concentration: Production Systems and Entrepreneurship
Honors: Fall 2020 Horticultural Science Outstanding Senior
How are you planning to use your degree?
I will be using my degree at the Mountain Research Station working with vegetables and other horticultural crops.
Clubs and activities
Alpha Zeta, Horticulture club, Horticulture Competition Team, and Young Farmers and Ranchers.
Whom do you want to thank?
I would like to thank Helen for helping me change my major and helping me work through my crazy class schedule. If it weren’t for you I wouldn’t be where I am today enjoying my career as much as I do. I want to thank Lis and Lee for taking so much time for the Horticulture team. I would also like to thank Issac for letting us crash in his office whenever we wanted.
What is the best thing about studying horticulture at NC State?
How the whole department is like a family. Everyone cares about each student and wants to see them succeed.
Where are you currently working?
The Mountain Research Station
Advisor Comments (Helen Kraus)
Tucker would be the first to admit that his life changed for the better when he changed his major to Horticultural Science. Tucker is a hard-worker, and he can succeed in any task that he takes on, but he excelled when found Horticulture. He is passionate about learning and making things better. With over a year left in his degree, Tucker landed his dream job as an Ag Research Manager at the Mountain Research Station. This meant that he had to finish out his schooling on-line and driving to and from Waynesville. No problem for Tucker. He just adapted.