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Park Scholarships Class of 2018 Finalists Announced

The Park Scholarships program at North Carolina State University has named 105 Finalists for the Class of 2018. Approximately 200 NC State alumni who comprise the Park Scholarships Selection Committee conducted interviews for 286 Semifinalists in early January. The Semifinalists were chosen from a record number of nearly 1,700 applicants. Finalists will visit the NC State campus on February 21-22 to participate in Final Selection Activities at the Dorothy and Roy Park Alumni Center. These activities will include individual interviews,
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Tomás Carbonell ’02 Champions Clean Air and Environmental Defense

Tomás Carbonell ’02 plays an important role in the well-being of our environment. While many people are satisfied with turning off the lights upon leaving a room, or taking the time to separate recyclables into the proper bins, Carbonell’s position with the Washington, D.C. office of the Environmental Defense Fund puts him on the front lines of clean air legislation.

Emily Scotton ‘15 Aids Immigrant Population through Greensboro-Based Nonprofit

Emily Scotton ‘15 recently completed an internship with the FaithAction International House in Greensboro, N.C., which aims to help Greensboro become a multicultural, immigrant-accepting city. Scotton assisted local immigrants with language skills and day-to-day resources.

Jeremy Diner ‘08 Charts a Course to a Career in Sustainable Development

Jeremy Diner says the highlight of his undergraduate career at NC State was learning about some of the world’s biggest problems and, as an Environmental Technology major, gaining hands-on skills that could solve these problems. His academic advisor, Dr. Robert Bruck, inspired Diner to pursue the path of an environmentalist.

Meagan Gentry ‘14 Embraces Interdisciplinary Interests with EPA Internship

Meagan Gentry ’14 is participating in an internship with the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in Research Triangle Park, N.C. She works with a group in the Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards on the continued development of statistical mapping software, BenMAP, which is used for modeling and monitoring the effects of air quality policy changes.

Park Scholarships Names Class of 2018 Semifinalists

The Park Scholarships program at North Carolina State University has selected 286 Semifinalists for the Class of 2018. Candidates were selected from a talented pool of nearly 1,700 applicants based on outstanding accomplishments and potential in scholarship, leadership, service, and character.

Mark and Linda Cagley, Parents of Lauren Cagley ’13, Create Endowment to Support Park Scholarships

Lauren Cagley had multiple universities and scholarships from which to choose—including a Park Scholarship from NC State. Excited by the many opportunities available to Park Scholars—from retreats to weekly meetings, faculty mentorship, learning labs and service projects—she accepted the scholarship and enrolled at NC State.

November Park Enrichment Grants Awarded

The Park Enrichment Grant committee made the following awards to Park Scholars who submitted proposals by the November 1 deadline.

Matt Latrick ’06, Larry Moye ’08, and Kim Richards ’04 Find Home at Womble Carlyle

The Park Scholarship is the highest academic and leadership award at N.C. State, and a magnet for top high school students from across the country. For Womble Carlyle attorneys Matt Latrick, Larry Moye and Kim Richards, the Park Scholarship also was a launching pad for their current legal careers.

Anna Shope ’08 Embraces the Art and Science of Dentistry

During her time at NC State, where she completed an undergraduate degree in biological sciences in 2008, Anna Shope’s roles as a Park Scholar, member of Phi Beta Kappa, and philanthropy chair of Delta Zeta sorority cultivated her commitment to service. Reflecting on this period, she remarks, “My Park Scholarships experience has shown me how to be an independent, free-thinking, effective leader.”