We're honoring the contributions of the Park Scholarships community over the past 25 years.
Over the past 25 years, the Park Scholarships program has brought more than 1,100 exceptional students to NC State. Throughout the year, we will bring you alumni interviews, stories of Park projects across the years, and online events to connect and inspire.
Ben Darnell ’02
Ben creates the 7th co-named Park Scholarship
Shannon Dolan ’22 and Annalise Hafner ’22
Shannon and Annalise are on a mission to reduce plastic waste on campus
Kim Bloomfield ’02 and Ricky Bloomfield ’02
Kim and Ricky create the 8th co-named Park Scholarship
Niasha Kodzai ’24
Niasha came to the College of Design to create items to help people
Karli Moore ’16
Karli strengthens Native American agriculture
Daniel Malechuk ’03
Dan leads an innovative, sustainable vertical farming enterprise
Ritika Shamdasani ’23
Ritika brings South Asian fashions to Rent the Runway
Elijah Bouma-Sims ’21
Elijah helps bring $100,000 to NC State through his research
Melanie Conklin ’00
Addison Hughes ’24 talks to Melanie about her career as an author
Naila Segule ’20
Naila spent her summer with the NC Department of Public Health Occupational and Environmental Epidemiology Branch
Julie Smith ’06
NC State Assistant Vice Chancellor for External Affairs, Partnerships and Economic Development Julie Smith ’06 will participate in the UNC System Executive Leadership Institute
HONOR, REFLECT, CELEBRATE
We have several opportunities this year to join together and connect our community.
Throughout the Year | Park Class Reunions
Park alumni are invited to reconnect with a series of special Park-hosted Zoom class reunions. We are excited to hear where you are and what you’re up to. Find out when each class will meet and RSVP »
Spring | sPark 2021
This year, we’re planning to take Park Scholarships’ biannual symposium — an opportunity for the Park Scholarships community to think big, discuss relevant issues, and celebrate accomplishments — online. Additional information will be available soon. We invite your input as we plan this event »
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today and tomorrow
- On the Road to SuccessNC State’s co-op program helped Elizabeth Dogbe ’21 fine-tune her civil engineering passion and positioned her to excel in a career focused on making public transportation systems more efficient, accessible, and equitable.
- A Winning Solution to Reducing Food WasteDavid Horne ’23 and Joshua Mason ’24 created an app that reduces food waste by connecting grocery stores with food-based charities. The project won the grand prize in the NC State Make-A-Thon sustainability innovation competition.
- February 2021 Park Enrichment Grants AwardedThe Park Enrichment Grant committee made awards to Park Scholars who submitted proposals by the February 1 deadline.
- Spring 2021 Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion UpdateAs Park staff and faculty engage in the active, sustained efforts required to counter racial injustice and systemic oppression, Park Scholarships will share periodic updates about the progress on its work to build a stronger and more diverse, equitable, and inclusive program.