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Class of 2014 Creates New Endowment to Support Park Enrichment Grant Program

Whether known as GRASPs (Grants for Research, Artistic & Service Projects) or, in more recent years, as PEGs (Park Enrichment Grants), enrichment grant funding has aided hundreds of Park Scholars in pursuing professional and personal experiences that fostered their development in scholarship, service, leadership, and character.

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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Park Scholars Design Service-Learning Experience in Belize

posted 2011.10.14 This past summer, William Coe ‘14, Tyler Confrey-Maloney ‘13, Vincent Feucht ‘11, Jeb Fox ‘14, Luke Perkins ‘14, and Garik Sadovy ‘12 traveled to Belize for a two week experiential learning trip focusing on education, the economy, and the environment.   The team consisted of an eclectic group of individuals, among them a pre-med philosopher, an English major, and future engineers representing areas including biological and agricultural, chemical, civil, and materials science engineering. The students developed the Central
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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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