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Class of 2017 Discusses STEM Challenges with National Leaders

The Learning Lab II experience is designed to allow sophomore Park Scholars to develop a critical understanding of a national issue – selected by the class during their freshman year – by interacting with leaders immersed in that issue. In October the Class of 2017 traveled to Washington, D.C. to examine how leaders in the public and private sectors tackle complex challenges surrounding the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) from both domestic and international perspectives.

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.

February Park Enrichment Grants and Park Alumni Society Study Abroad Travel Stipends Awarded

posted 2013.03.05 The Park Enrichment Grant committee made the following awards to Park Scholars who submitted proposals by the February 1 deadline. Park Enrichment Grants Park Enrichment Grants provide support for Park Scholars engaged in professional and personal enrichment experiences in the United States and abroad. These awards, initiated in 1998, are designed to foster the development of scholarship, service, leadership, and character, as well as connect Scholars with faculty. These grants are awarded by the Park Enrichment Grant committee
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Park Alumni Society Hosts First Reunion

posted 2012.10.01 The Park Alumni Society (PAS) welcomed nearly 100 alumni back to NC State for the inaugural Park Alumni Reunion. Alumni traveled from locations such as California, Massachusetts, New Jersey, and Texas to attend the weekend.   Members of the Class of 2000 — Michele Tam, April Wilson, Tommy Vitolo, Kelly Marks, and Terrell Russell (left to right) — at the Park Alumni Reunion Gala. On Friday evening, a social was held for alumni and Park Scholars from the Class of
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Park Enrichment Grants and Park Alumni Society Study Abroad Travel Stipends Awarded

posted 2012.02.29 The Park Enrichment Grant committee made the following awards to Park Scholars who submitted proposals by the November 1 and February 1 deadlines. Park Enrichment Grants Park Enrichment Grants provide support for Park Scholars engaged in professional and personal enrichment experiences in the United States and abroad. These awards, initiated in 1998, are designed to foster the development of scholarship, service, leadership, and character, as well as connect Scholars with faculty. The grants are awarded by the Park
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Park Enrichment Grants and Park Alumni Society Study Abroad Travel Stipends Awarded

posted 2011.06.15 The Park Enrichment Grant committee recently made the following awards to Park Scholars who submitted proposals by the May 30 deadline.   Park Enrichment Grants Park Enrichment Grants provide support for Park Scholars engaged in professional and personal enrichment experiences in the United States and abroad. These awards, initiated in 1998, are designed to foster the development of scholarship, service, leadership, and character, as well as connect Scholars with faculty. The grants are awarded by the Park Enrichment
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Park Enrichment Grants and Park Alumni Society Study Abroad Travel Stipends Awarded

posted 2011.03.09 The Park Enrichment Grant committee recently awarded the following grants and stipends to Park Scholars who submitted proposals by the February 1 deadline.   Park Enrichment Grants Park Enrichment Grants provide support for Park Scholars engaged in professional and personal enrichment experiences in the United States and abroad. These awards, initiated in 1998, are designed to foster the development of scholarship, service, leadership, and character, as well as connect Scholars with faculty. The grants are awarded by the
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Theresa Amerson ’01 Mentors Park Scholars and Alumni Seeking Careers in Medical Field

As part of her problem-based learning curriculum in the M.D. Program for Integrated Learning at the Drexel University College of Medicine, Meghan Craven ‘09 was required to gain practical experience by working with a primary care physician for six weeks. She needed to look no further than fellow Park alumna Theresa Amerson ‘01, an internist at Boylan Medical Associates in Raleigh. Philadelphia-based Craven connected with Amerson using the Park Scholarships intranet, which provides contact information for Park Scholars and alumni,
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Park Alumni Show Their Support

The first Park Alumni Society fundraiser surpasses goals and sets a stage for continued alumni support. The Park Alumni Society’s first fundraiser—created to mark the 10-year anniversary of the program and coincide with the completion of the Dorothy and Roy Park Alumni Center—was a huge success. In less than a year, the PAS raised almost $40,000 toward its two initiatives supporting the NC State Alumni Association’s Campaign for Excellence and a new study abroad grant for Park Scholars. Campaign for
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New Alumni Board Announced

Park alumni have elected a new PAS board. The Park Alumni Society is pleased to announce a board for the 2006-2008 term. Two online elections were held to select the officers and voting board. The PAS board officers are: Terrell Russell (2000), president; Kim Bloomfield (2002), vice president; Wortham Boyle (2003), treasurer; and Kelly Marks (2000), secretary. Officers were selected using a ranked vote. The remaining 5 voting board positions were selected from a pool of 11 nominees. In a
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