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Gary Upchurch


Past Presidents Council; Outreach


Gary is a 1976 graduate of CALS with a degree in horticulture. He worked in the landscape industry all of his career and retired in December 2020. Gary has been involved with NC State in several capacities since his graduation. He has been an alumni leader at the local level and then served on the NC State Alumni Association Board of Directors. He is also a Past-President of the NC State Alumni Association. He has been involved with the Park Scholarship program since its inception, serving as the Triad Region Leader and a Selection Committee member for over 23 years. Gary continues to be involved with the CALS community after being an active board member and president of the CALS Alumni and Friends Society. As a past varsity athlete, he continues to enjoy NC State athletics, especially Wolfpack football. He is married to Frances, has two daughters and four grandchildren. Gary resides in Greensboro, NC.


B.S. Horticultural Science NC State 1976