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Park Alumna Makes the Big Screen

Dr. Amy Stallings (2000) is featured in NC State’s new halftime spots. Just What The Doctor Ordered—that’s the title of one of NC State’s recent public service announcements. And when the University began searching for alumni to profile in its latest installment of the Achieve! Campaign, Dr. Amy Stallings fit the bill. A member of the first class of Park Scholars, Amy is now a pediatric resident at Children’s Hospital of the King’s Daughters in Norfolk, Va. While at NC
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Park Alumna Answers S.O.S

Deb Kull (2004) helps Vietnamese refugees find a place to call home. When Hurricane Katrina struck the gulf region in September 2005, Americans everywhere watched the events unfold on their televisions. This included Park alumna, Deb Kull, who followed the coverage from her residence at Oxford University. ”I kept thinking to myself, ’What can I do?’,” she remembers. And then the phone rang. It was the director of Boat People SOS (BPSOS), an AmeriCorps VISTA program that helps Vietnamese refugees
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Park Alumna Named ’Unsung Heroine’

Young adult specialist is recognized for giving Wyoming teens a place of their own. On October 15, Emily Daly (2002) received the Wyoming Library Association’s Unsung Heroine Award at a joint meeting of the WLA and the 12-state regional Mountain Plains Library Association. Emily, then the young adult specialist at the Natrona County Public Library (NCPL), was honored for her service to local teens. At NCPL, Daly expanded the programming in the library and outreach to schools and updated the
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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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Alumna, Scholar Win DHS Awards

Meg Andrews (2004) and John Kelly (2007) have been recognized by the Department of Homeland Security. Two Park Scholarship recipients have been recognized by the US Department of Homeland Security. Alumna Meg Andrews (2004) was named a Homeland Security Fellow; John Kelly (2007) was named a Homeland Security Scholar. The awards honor students who pursue science and technology innovations that can be applied to the Department’s mission. John is a junior majoring in Computer Engineering. He is a member of
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Park Director named Outstanding Young Alumna

Laura Lunsford was recognized at the NC State Alumni Association’s Evening of Stars. On November 5, the Alumni Association celebrated its first Evening of Stars—a new event designed to spotlight NC State alumni who’ve given back to their professions and their communities. Among the 16 alumni honored was Park Scholarships Director Laura Gail Lunsford (1988). Lunsford was recognized as the Outstanding Young Alumna for her efforts in building the Park Scholarships into one of the premier merit scholarship programs in
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Alumna Gives Breast Cancer Talk

Jenny Chang (2000) shared her story with the NC State campus as part of a Breast Cancer Awareness Month event. On October 19, Jenny addressed about 60 people in room 107 of Harrelson Hall. The former student body president’s message was simple: breast cancer can strike all ages. Jenny was 24 when she first noticed a small bump on her breast. She wasn’t worried—”Women this young don’t get cancer,” she thought—until a mammography revealed the unlikely diagnosis. Two years later,
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