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Lauren Frey ‘17 Tackles Gender Equality Issues Locally and Globally

As a high school student, Lauren Frey ‘17 observed that people commonly assumed unidentified individuals or characters to be men. “I realized this happened sometimes due to the lack of language available to describe something in gender-neutral terms,” said Frey. “In other words, the binary system of pronouns made it difficult for people to truly be neutral.

Director of Development Kelleigh Smith Focuses on Park Scholarships’ Fundraising Goals

On January 26, Kelleigh Smith joined NC State’s University Advancement team as director of development with a special focus on advancing the fundraising goals of both the Park Scholarships and Caldwell Fellows programs. Smith will provide direction for both programs’ comprehensive fundraising efforts, and is responsible for attracting major gifts from alumni, friends, industry, private foundations, and other philanthropic partners.

Park Scholars Organize South Asian A Cappella Competition for Charity

Akshay Iyer ’16, Sidhartha Jandhyala ’16, and Charan Mohan ’15 are brothers of the South Asian interest fraternity Delta Sigma Iota, which recently hosted six a cappella vocal ensembles from universities across the country to compete for the first annual Sangeet Saagar title.

Stephanie Wenclawski ’16 Dives into Experiential Learning

From the Sarteneja Peninsula in Belize to the coastal city of Perth, Australia, Stephanie Wenclawski ‘16 has demonstrated her commitment to the study of marine sciences. Her international volunteer work with oceanic wildlife coupled with outreach efforts as both a Park Scholarships and University Ambassador have already primed Wenclawski to be a leader in her field.

Zack Hester ’11 Rockets into Space Policy Arena

In an opinion piece for the August 11, 2014 issue of Space News, Zack Hester ‘11 wrote, “While a manned Moon landing or an ambitious attempt at a first Mars landing would bring tremendous prestige to China, current human and robotic endeavors have brought sufficient world standing to China as a space power and serve its geopolitical objectives.”

Park Scholarships Class of 2019 Finalists Announced

The Park Scholarships program at North Carolina State University has named 105 Finalists for the Class of 2019 – the twentieth class of Park Scholars.

Lindsey Robinson ’08 Works to Save Lives with Development of New Drug

Lindsey Robinson ‘08 has had a longstanding interest in helping others through science. This passion, coupled with an undergraduate degree in chemical and biomolecular engineering, has propelled her to conduct groundbreaking work in the pharmaceutical industry.

Jalen Feaster ‘16 Meets Media “Movers and Shakers” at NYC Conference

Jalen Feaster ‘16, an industrial and systems engineering major who aspires to work in the media industry, has pursued numerous opportunities to gain valuable professional experience and develop connections with leaders in field.

Aspiring Doctor Laila Knio ‘17 Gains Perspective through Travel

Late film director Mike Nichols once said, “There’s nothing better than discovering, to your own astonishment, what you’re meant to do. It’s like falling in love.” For Laila Knio ‘17, a psychology major and French minor, a series of experiences over the past year sparked her desire to prepare for a future medical career. She hopes to help those in great need of medical care, both in the U.S. and overseas.

Carter Ellis ’15 Builds Community at Home and Abroad

In April 2014, what has become known as “The Great Fire of Valparaíso” broke out in Chile. Almost 3,000 homes along the city’s hillsides were ravaged and more than 10,000 people became displaced over the course of a few days. Carter Ellis ‘15, a double major in international studies and economics, was in the first month of his study abroad session when he witnessed the devastating event firsthand.