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Class of 2015 to Present William C. Friday Award to Behavioral Economist Dan Ariely

North Carolina State University’s Park Scholarships Class of 2014 will present the 16th annual William C. Friday Award to behavioral economist Dan Ariely. The award presentation is open to the public and will be held on Monday, November 17 at 5:30 PM at NC State’s Talley Student Union.

The Park Class of 2014: Highlights

The Park Scholarships program is proud of its recent graduates in the Class of 2014. These newest additions to the Park alumni roster have dedicated themselves to improving society through scholarship, leadership, and service.

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.

Class of 2013 to Present William C. Friday Award to Principal Chief Michell Hicks

posted 2013.03.15 The Class of 2013 will present the 14th annual William C. Friday Award to Michell Hicks, Principal Chief of the Eastern Band of the Cherokee Nation. The award presentation is open to the public and will be held on Monday, April 15, 2013 at 5:30pm in the Hunt Auditorium of the James B. Hunt Jr. Library on Centennial Campus. Hicks is the leader of the only federally-recognized Native American tribe in North Carolina. Since his election to the role of Principal Chief
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Remembering the Legacy of William Friday

posted 2012.10.16 The Park Scholarships community joins many around the state and nation in mourning the loss of one of the program’s first and most loyal friends, William C. Friday, who passed away on October 12. Friday served as president of the University of North Carolina system for 30 years, and he later played a key role in the founding of the Park Scholarships. In the fall of 1995, nearly ten years into his retirement, Friday collaborated with University of
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Former Ambassador to South Africa James A. Joseph to Receive Friday Award

The Park Scholarships Class of 2012 has selected James A. Joseph as the recipient of the William C. Friday Award. Joseph will receive the honor on Wednesday, January 25, 2012 at 5:30pm on the North Carolina State University campus in the McKimmon Center. The evening will begin with a reception in his honor, followed by the award presentation and a lecture from Joseph. Joseph was chosen by President Clinton to serve as ambassador to South Africa and he remained in
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Class of 2011 Presents William C. Friday Award to Geomagic Co-Founder Ping Fu

Ping Fu, co-founder of Geomagic, received the William C. Friday Award on February 23 at a presentation in the Talley Student Center on the NC State University campus. 2011 William C. Friday Award recipient Ping Fu. The honor was presented by Kat Griffin ‘11, chair of the William C. Friday Award committee. Following the presentation, Fu gave a talk entitled “Everything is Waiting for You.” Geomagic is a leading U.S. software company pioneering technologies which fundamentally change the way products
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Special Olympics North Carolina President and CEO Named William C. Friday Award Recipient

Keith L. Fishburne, President and CEO of Special Olympics North Carolina, has been selected as the 2010 recipient of the William C. Friday Award, presented by the Class of 2010 Park Scholars at NC State University. Mr. Fishburne will be honored for his efforts to improve the lives of children and adults with intellectual disabilities at a special event at the NC State McKimmon Center on Wednesday, March 24, 6:00 pm, where he will present a talk on his work
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