Media Mentions

The following Park Scholars, alumni, and faculty received media attention in recent weeks:

In April, Anna-Claire Bousquet ‘18, a science education major from Colonial Heights, Va., received the College of Education’s Rising Leader Award.



The Triangle Business Journal named Wortham Boyle ‘03 one of its 40 Under 40 for 2017. Boyle is part of the Commercial Solutions Team for Jones Insurance in Raleigh, N.C.



NC State’s Alumni Association featured Melanie (Andres) Conklin ‘00 in its magazine, highlighting her recent success as an author of a young adult novel. Conklin, a co-creator of Service Raleigh back in 1998, returned to campus in April as the keynote speaker kicking off the 20th Service Raleigh.


Ben Coulter ‘02 was named to the American Society for Clinical Pathology’s 40 Under 40 list for 2017. Coulter was recently named president of Eastern Carolina Pathology Associates, a private practice serving residents of Edgecombe, Halifax, Johnston, Nash, Person, and Wilson counties.


The Spring 2017 issue of Woman Engineer magazine featured Nina Chavis Emanuel ‘05 and her work as a project manager for Novo Nordisk Pharmaceuticals.



At the close of the spring semester, Parker Lee ‘19, a business administration major from Fuquay-Varina, N.C., won NC State’s State Farm Sales & Marketing Competition. This summer, Lee is interning with Daniel Malechuk ‘03, who is vice president of Shamrock Foods Company in Phoenix, Ariz.


In late May, Madison Maloney ‘19 was selected to join the 2017-2018 Astronaut Scholars. Awarded annually by the Astronaut Scholarship Foundation, this prestigious honor recognizes students who lead and excel in STEM fields. Maloney is an aerospace engineering major from Greenville, N.C.


On June 23, 1997, Kristen Modafferi—who had recently completed her freshman year as a member of the Park Class of 2000—went missing in San Francisco. Twenty years later, Kristen’s parents and sisters spoke with a Charlotte media outlet about the progress of the ongoing investigation into Kristen’s disappearance, and their hope for closure


During her time at BASF, Karli Moore ‘16 has been heavily involved in initiatives to restore monarch butterfly habitats—including right here on NC State’s campus. She’s pictured at left in this article about milkweed plants on the Lonnie Poole Golf Course. 


Will Quick ‘07 was quoted in this Triangle Business Journal article about companies’ vulnerability to cyber attacks. 



Casey Sokolovic ‘19 and Love a Sea Turtle, a nonprofit organization she created when she was a young girl, were recently featured on State Farm’s website and in Sources: The Journal of Underwater Education. In addition to its conservation advocacy efforts, Love a Sea Turtle provides outdoor education programs for underserved youth. Pictured next to Sokolovic (front right) in the first Sources photo is Charlotte DeVol ‘19, who volunteered as a Love a Sea Turtle camp counselor last summer. 

NC State recognized several Park Faculty Mentors at the 2016-2017 University Teaching Awards Luncheon and Ceremony on April 3. Marian-Elizabeth Gardner (mentor to Meagan Briley ’16), Daniel Poole (mentor to Abby Cox ’19), and Katherine Saul (mentor to Eric Warren ’20) received the Outstanding Teacher Award. Michael Dickey (mentor to Jake Barrett ‘18, Katie Nagley ‘16, and Hayley Stowe ‘14), Russell Gorga (mentor to Wade Colburn ‘14, Cameron Cooper ‘09, Sarah Paluskiewicz ‘16, Sarah Snell ‘08, and Kendall Wiggins ‘18), and Shannon Phillips (mentor to Leanne Nieforth ‘16) received the Alumni Distinguished Undergraduate Professor Award.

Several more members of the Park Class of 2021 have received recognition in their hometown media outlets. Check out Bryan Cooper from J.H. Rose High School in Greenville, N.C.; Salam Ibrahim from Athens Drive High School in Raleigh; Jenna Nabors and Emma West from Cumberland County, N.C.; Ethan Strubinger and Nick Wirtz from Guilford County, N.C.; and our newest scholars from North Carolina’s Wake and Johnston Counties.

posted 2017.06.23