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.   Margaret Leak ‘15 with Betsy Bossart, District Director, Office of U.S. Representative Steny Hoyer (D-MD) in the Cannon House Office Building. Park Scholars participated in conversations with individuals representing
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Margaret Leak ’15 Helps Transform School in Ethiopia

posted 2012.10.14 Margaret Leak ‘15 spent her summer a significant distance away from her home in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. She traveled to the thriving city of Addis Ababa to teach math to Ethiopian students through the nonprofit organization Cherokee Gives Back. However, when Leak arrived, she realized that her supervisor had something different in store for her. “What are you passionate about, Margaret?” asked Hareg Gerusu, the principal of Destiny Academy. “Teaching and making teachers better,” Leak responded; her answer immediately
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Andriy Shymonyak ’15 Spending Summer Researching the Polarization of Ukraine

Andriy Shymonyak ‘15, a student in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences and the Poole College of Management, is a recent recipient of theAtlantic Coast Conference Inter-institutional Academic Collaborative (ACCIAC) Creativity and Innovation Fellowship. Shymonyak is using his award to fund a two month research trip to Ukraine this summer. Shymonyak will spend time in the cities of Kharkiv, Kyiv, Lviv, and Odessa conducting interviews with professors and students to determine the causes of the increasing polarity in Ukraine,
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Park Scholars Investigate Economic and Environmental Sustainability with North Carolina Leaders

posted 2012.04.09 Learning Laboratory I is an experience that allows Park Scholars to study leadership through the exploration of an issue facing the state of North Carolina. The Class of 2015 traveled to sites in Chatham, Surry, and Wake Counties to learn about the impact community colleges and small businesses have on North Carolina in the areas of economic and environmental sustainability, along with the challenges that leaders in these areas are facing.   Piedmont Biofuels President Lyle Estill describes
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Park Scholarships Class of 2015 Announced

posted 2011.04.26 North Carolina State University is pleased to announce that 45 exceptional young women and men have been named to the Park Scholarships Class of 2015. The sixteenth class of Park Scholars was selected from over 1,300 applicants by the Park Scholarships Selection Committee, comprised of more than 200 Park Scholar and NC State alumni from across the country.   Members of the new class include the recipient of the Congressional Award Gold Medal and U.S. Senate Youth Program Award; founder
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