William Carrigan

  • Degree: Bachelor (Spring 2022)
  • Advisor: Dr. Helen Kraus

What was your degree(s) or focus?

Bachelor of Science in Horticulture, Production Systems and Entrepreneurship with minors in Entomology and Biological Sciences

How are you planning to use your degree?

I will be returning to my family’s 250-acre fruit and vegetable farm where I will grow pick-your-own crops and have an agritourism focus.

Whom do you want to thank?

  • Dr Bob Patterson
  • Dr Helen Kraus
  • Issac Lewis
  • Dr David Orr
  • Dr John Havlin
  • Dr Marc Cubeta
  • Dr Hudson Ashrafi
  • Dr Brandon Huber
  • Dr Mike Parker
  • My family

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

Plants. I really enjoyed the variety of courses offered. I liked spending time in the Fox greenhouses and outdoors working in the field. I plan to be outstanding in my field as a farmer.

Clubs and Activities

Horticulture Club
Agronomy Club
Student Wolfpack Club

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

I currently work at my family’s farm in Mooresville, NC, and plan to return there following graduation.

Advisor Comments (Dr. Helen Kraus)

Insects drew William to Horticulture, but his love of plants and growing things has bloomed while here! From fungi to fruits and vegetables William wants to learn more about them all. He has pursued a wide variety of opportunities while a student in the department and excelled in them all. Good luck in the future William.