Two CAES alumni, Michael S. Regan and Dr. Frankie Jones, are blazing distinguished career paths that have made news this month in areas of leadership and advocacy.
Jones of Phoenix One Enterprise, who was responsible for several thousand dollars’ worth of student scholarship and corporate in-kind donations from a national retailer, visited the CAES last week to dedicate a new student collaborative research study area. He also touted his roots in agriculture and his experiences at A&T.
“It gives me great pride to be able to say—and I’ve said this to the chancellor—that the “A” in A&T stands for agriculture,” said Jones, who bought and resides on the Alamance County farm that his family once worked as sharecroppers.
Meanwhile, Regan, North Carolina’s new secretary of the Department of Environmental Quality, has garnered extra attention as an A&T alumnus with a bachelor’s degree in earth and environmental sciences.
Regan was named by Gov. Roy Cooper on Jan. 3, to head the state agency that leads and protects the quality of the state’s air, land, water, coastal fisheries, and the public’s health. After a round of legislative committee hearings, Regan’s nomination was finally approved by the N.C. Senate earlier this month.