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Class of 2013 Prepares for Future at Rocky Mountain National Park

posted 2012.09.21 The Class of 2013 traveled to Rocky Mountain National Park this fall for their senior retreat. The seniors participated in thought-provoking activities that addressed the transition from their roles as Park Scholars to alumni. Discussions incorporated topics such as making contributions to their communities and maintaining connections with the program and NC State.   The Class of 2013 on their senior retreat in Rocky Mountain National Park. “The trip truly reunited us as a class,” says senior retreat committee co-chair
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Park Scholars and Alumni Receive Goldwater, National Science Foundation, and Udall Awards

posted 2012.04.11 This spring, Park Scholars and alumni were named recipients of several distinguished national scholarships and fellowships. Congratulations to Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship recipients Richard Deans ‘13, Ian Hill ‘13, and Heidi Klumpe ‘13; National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellows Tyler Barry ‘09, Allie Landry ‘11, and Alex Schlegel ‘04; and Morris K. Udall Scholarship recipient Gretchen Stokes ‘13.   Goldwater Scholarship recipients Heidi Klumpe, Richard Deans, and Ian Hill with Udall Scholarship recipient Gretchen Stokes. Barry M. Goldwater
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Jasmine Flood ’12 Receives Geoffrey Beene National Scholarship

posted 2012.02.03 Jasmine Flood ‘12 was among a select group of upcoming designers awarded the Geoffrey Beene National Scholarship at the Young Menswear Association Fashion Scholarship Fund awards dinner at the Waldorf Astoria in New York earlier this year. To compete for the $30,000 award, Flood spent months of preparation on a case study. “My case study involved designing fabrics and creating an innovative product and service that would stimulate growth for a specific retailer in the bedding industry currently
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Calvin Phelps ’09 Elected National Chairperson of the National Society of Black Engineers

As the newly elected national chairperson of the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE), Calvin Phelps ‘09 has big plans to advance the organization during his term in office. “Our mission IS the mission,” says Phelps. His primary goal for the upcoming year is to fulfill the mission set forth by the membership of NSBE: “to increase the number of culturally responsible Black Engineers who excel academically, succeed professionally and positively impact the community.” To accomplish his goal, Phelps will
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Cameron Cooper ’09 Featured on National Public Radio for Role in Gulf Coast Cleanup Efforts

As Hurricane Alex prepares to make landfall along the coasts of Mexico and Texas, waves created by the storm are making Gulf cleanup efforts even more difficult for U.S. Coast Guard Ensign Cameron Cooper ‘09 and his crew. Cooper is the shore operations branch director who oversees a team of enlisted officers and contractors responsible for oil cleanup on the beaches of Port Fourchon, Louisiana. Prior to the storm, cleanup efforts were going well, in part, due to the solid
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Senior Park Scholars Retreat to Grand Canyon National Park

During their senior year, the Class of 2010 had the opportunity to experience one of the natural wonders of the United States which encompasses over a million acres of stunning terrain. The class carried on the Park tradition of selecting one of America’s national parks as the setting for their senior retreat and spent three days in the Grand Canyon. The Grand Canyon National Park provided an ideal setting for Scholars to enjoy one of the country’s treasures and reflect
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Rachel Turner ’12 Helps Protect Federally Endangered Species at Gateway National Recreation Area

Sophomore Park Scholar Rachel Turner, an animal science major, recently completed a summer internship at the Sandy Hook Unit of the Gateway National Recreation Area in New Jersey. Gateway is administered by the National Park Service and encompasses a diverse ecosystem which includes ocean beaches, maritime forests and freshwater ponds. Nearly 300 species of birds use the area during fall and spring migration. Over the summer, Turner worked as part of a team that identified and monitored nests of the
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