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Class of 2014 to Present William C. Friday Award to Red Hat CEO Jim Whitehurst

North Carolina State University’s Park Scholarships Class of 2014 will present the 15th annual William C. Friday Award to Mr. Jim Whitehurst, president and CEO of Red Hat, the world’s leading provider of open source enterprise software. The award will be presented on Wednesday, March 26 from 5:30-7:00 PM in the Hunt Auditorium of the James B. Hunt, Jr. Library on Centennial Campus at North Carolina State University.

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.

Jacob Rutz ’14 Studies Soil and Social Issues with the WWOOF Program

Jacob Rutz ’14 has a passion for soil. He aspires to be both a farmer and a community food organizer in the future, and wants to teach others about creating global sustainability and organic farming processes. Rutz was able to combine these passions by joining the Worldwide Opportunities on Organic Farms (WWOOF) program in two locations in South Africa this past summer.

Class of 2014 Creates New Endowment to Support Park Enrichment Grant Program

Whether known as GRASPs (Grants for Research, Artistic & Service Projects) or, in more recent years, as PEGs (Park Enrichment Grants), enrichment grant funding has aided hundreds of Park Scholars in pursuing professional and personal experiences that fostered their development in scholarship, service, leadership, and character.

Park Scholars Reflect on Summer Internships at Brody School of Medicine

Each summer Park Scholars are given the opportunity to explore the world of medicine through the Brody-Park internship. The internship, coordinated by the Park Scholarships program, allows students to shadow physicians, residents, and medical students at the Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University. Internship participants receive funding through the Park Enrichment Grant program.

Park Scholars Travel to Ecuador to Host Medical Clinics

In March 2013, Park Scholars Austin Bath ’15, Emily Bissett ’14, Stuart Bumgarner ’14, Shannon Gillespie ’06, and Enioluwafe Ojo ’15 traveled to Santo Domingo, Ecuador to host medical clinics in locations across the city.

Justin Hills ’14 Conducts Childhood Cancer Research at St. Jude

Justin Hills ‘14 recently completed the Pediatric Oncology Education (POE) program at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis, Tenn. The eleven-week program affords the opportunity for sixty students from across the country to interact with scientists and physicians in their related departments. As a senior in biology with a concentration in human biology, Hills plans to attend medical school after graduation.

Wade Colburn ’14 Spends Semester Circumnavigating the Globe

A few years ago, Wade Colburn ‘14 thought that his dream of spending time abroad while in college was unobtainable due to the intense demands of biomedical engineering and his lack of language skills. However, when presented with the option of traveling with the Semester at Sea program, it seemed that Colburn had found the study abroad option for him. “Some people believe that complete immersion in a single country is the only way to study abroad,” Colburn says. “I
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Hayley Stowe ’14 Committed to Battling Cancer

“I watched a dear friend of my family fight melanoma for six years,” says Hayley Stowe ‘14. “That experience shaped my goal to be an oncologist and make a difference in the lives of people battling cancer.” Stowe, a biological sciences major with a concentration in human biology, traveled to El Remate, Guatemala during her first year at NC State. While working in a medical clinic on an alternative service break trip sponsored by the Center for Student Leadership, Ethics, and Public
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Inspired by Work in Dunn Lab, Justin Hills ’14 to Conduct Research in Ghana

posted 2012.04.18 Garnered by his commitment to disband misconceptions about public health and promote knowledge in that field, Justin Hills ‘14, a biological sciences major with a concentration in human biology, has been named a participant of the Minority Health International Research Training (MHIRT) Program. Hills will spend 12 weeks this summer in Kumasi, Ghana through the MHIRT Program. The MHIRT Program is part of a long-term strategy to establish a group of biomedical, behavioral, and social science researchers working to reduce, and ultimately
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