Dr. William “Bill” Collins
Bill Collins has received many accolades as a teacher, a pioneering Extension specialist and a mold-breaking researcher, one being the Watauga Medal, the University’s highest non-academic award. Now, he serves nearly full-time as an advancement volunteer and co-director of the North Carolina Agricultural Leadership Development Program. He is also a world-leading authority on tobacco production and policy.
B.S. Agronomy NC State 1954
M.S. Field Crops NC State 1961
Ph.D. Plant Breeding Iowa State University 1963