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Energy in Bloom: The Class of 2015 Legacy

Problem: You’re studying outdoors on NC State’s Centennial Campus, and your laptop battery is nearly dead. Solution: Plug into a flower to recharge. Yes, a flower – but not just any flower.

Into the Woods: Retreats Foster Clarity and Connection

Retreats are integral components of the Park Scholarships experience. The Freshman Retreat serves to welcome new scholars into the community by affording them opportunities to get to know one another, the program itself, Park Faculty Scholars and staff, and the upperclassmen who facilitate small group discussion throughout the three-day period.

May Park Enrichment Grants Awarded

The Park Enrichment Grant committee made the following awards to Park Scholars who submitted proposals by the May 30 deadline.

NC State’s Standout Scholars

As a high school senior with excellent test scores and top grades, Karli Moore faced a tough choice when it came time to pick a college. It didn’t help that she was accepted by every institution she applied to, including Ivy League schools Harvard and Dartmouth.

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.

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.

Class of 2015 Leadership Academy Bridges Theory and Practice

On Monday, August 19 – two days prior to the start of their junior year – the Class of 2015 took part in an intensive half-day Leadership Academy at NC State’s Jane S. McKimmon Center.

Caiti Cremer ’15 Excavates World Famous Site of Petra in Jordan

posted 2012.12.11 Though most are familiar with the ancient city of Petra’s magnificent temples, tomb facades, and Byzantine churches, little is known about the ordinary citizens of Petra. As part of a team of students and archeologists, Caiti Cremer ‘15 set out to discover more. The team that Cremer worked with excavated the North Ridge of Petra — one of the Seven Wonders of the World. Their goal was to learn more about the population after the Roman annexation through
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Learning Lab II: Putting People at the Center of Politics

posted 2012.11.06 The Class of 2015 visited Washington, D.C. to explore the impact that an average citizen can have on policy-making decisions at the federal level. Through focusing on areas including the media, advocacy, and the legislative process, students gained a deeper understanding of how citizens can influence their government. Park Scholars participated in conversations with individuals representing organizations and government entities such the Center for Public Integrity, PolitiFact, the Supreme Court, and the United States Congress. The students learned
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