On this episode, we’re joined by Clyde Sorenson, an NC State alumnus, distinguished professor and donor, to discuss the impact of private support on his work and the university as a whole.
Sorenson is an Alumni Association Distinguished Undergraduate Professor specializing in entomology, the study of insects, in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. While many — many — undergraduate students know him as the dynamic teacher of ENT 201: Insects and People, he is also a dedicated graduate student advisor. In fact, he and his wife, Leeann, feel so strongly about supporting these future entomology teachers that they recently made a planned gift to NC State establishing the Lee and Clyde Sorenson Entomology Teaching Assistant Endowment.
Sorenson also helped bring another endowment to life in the Ronald J. Kuhr Memorial Scholarship & Entomology Graduate Teaching Award. Named in memory of Sorenson’s longtime mentor and friend, as well as the creator of ENT 201, it also supports grad students who will one day be the instructors of similar entomology classes here at NC State and around the world.
Transcript available here.