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Daniel Malechuk ‘03 Ascends as Leader in Food Service Industry

Career-savvy college graduates recognize that one must embrace both challenges and opportunities to achieve professional fulfillment. One such young alumnus was Daniel Malechuk ‘03, who graduated with a business management major and a Spanish minor and has spent the past eleven years clambering up the corporate ladder.

Vance Whitaker ‘03 Crosses Agriculture with Business to Breed Sweet Career

Vance Whitaker ‘03, an assistant professor at the University of Florida, graduated from NC State with degrees in horticultural science and agricultural business management. He now has what might be the sweetest job on earth: he breeds strawberries.

Jessica Hooks ’03 and Landra Cunningham ’03 Stretch Service Muscles through SchoolYogaRocks

During her time at NC State, Jessica Hooks ‘03 volunteered a minimum of 16 hours per month as a crisis hotline operator. This experience afforded her perspective on the range of issues with which individuals from all walks of life must learn to cope, and heightened her interest in community wellness. After earning a bachelor’s degree in biological sciences, Hooks went on to complete a master’s in genetic counseling from the University of North Carolina-Greensboro in 2005.

Reeves Anderson ‘03 Forges a Path to the Supreme Court and Finds Fulfillment at a Large Law Firm

Reeves Anderson ‘03 graduated from NC State with degrees in political science and chemistry, and is now a lawyer for Arnold & Porter – one of the world’s largest and most respected law firms. “Without a doubt, I can draw a direct line between my work today and specific leadership and volunteer opportunities made possible by the Park Scholarships,” Anderson said. Arnold & Porter handles cases from all around the globe, but is probably best known for representing Clarence Earl
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Fashion Designer Charles Harbison ’03 Launches Collection

The next time you find yourself paging through a fashion magazine – or if you happen to be in New York City for Fashion Week – keep your eyes open for the work of Charles Harbison ’03, who recently launched his Fall/Winter 2013 debut collection.

Deb Kull ’03 Engages in Humanitarian Efforts to Transform Lives

posted 2012.11.15 Deb Kull’s reach has been felt from as far away as Malawi and as close as here in the Triangle. As a development officer with the California-based Global AIDSInterfaith Alliance (GAIA), Kull organizes fundraising efforts for HIV/AIDS work and related activities to enhance the lives of people in Malawi. “In a place like Malawi, where GAIA does its work, the U.S. Dollar goes so far,” says Kull. “I saw this first-hand — $5 buys an HIV test kit, and $10 can buy school supplies for two
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White House Names Park Scholar Brian Ferris ’03 a Champion of Change

posted 2011.08.01 Brian Ferris ‘03 was one of a select group of Americans to be named a Champion of Change in the area of technology and innovation by the White House. Ferris received this recognition for his work with open-source software and public transportation systems.   Ferris and his colleague David Emory worked with the Tri-County Metropolitan Transportation District of Portland to develop a multi-modal trip planner. The open-source planner is continually being enhanced by transit agencies around the globe.
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Park Alum’s ’Naked and Hungry’ A Success

A simple question helps the North Carolina Future Farmers of America get a huge response. What would you be without agriculture? It’s a simple question. And yet, by asking it, Christian Wilson (2003) helped NC State’s Future Farmers of America (FFA) chapter raise almost $16,000 and fund future FFA students. It all began with a t-shirt and the three-word answer: “Naked and Hungry.” While at NC State, Christian served as a presenter for both the NC State and NC FFA
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Alumna named NC Schweitzer Fellow

Shelly Strickland (2003) works to improve the health of North Carolina’s Native Americans. Shelly Strickland (2003) believes in making a difference. As a second-year medical student at ECU’s Brody School of Medicine, she’s well on her way. Yet, Shelly’s history of service began long before her medical career. The Pembroke, NC, native has served as an ambassador for the Lumbee tribe and the seven other Native American tribes of North Carolina for more than eight years. A former Miss Lumbee
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