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 | Zoom 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
- A Brave Young Coder in a Brave New WorldPark Scholar Anna Owens '21 discovered her passion for cybersecurity while studying at NC State. Now, this atypical computer programmer is preparing to apply her skills at one of the world’s biggest tech companies.
- November 2020 Park Enrichment Grants AwardedThe Park Enrichment Grant committee made the following awards to Park Scholars who submitted proposals by the Nov. 1 deadline.
- Design Meets BiomechanicsBiomechanics and design might seem like separate fields. But Alyssa Cox '20 is mixing those two passions to find a career in athletic apparel and footwear innovation
- Coffee and Statistics To GoMichael Evans '21 is about graduate with his bachelor's degree in Statistics. His next step is focusing on the nonprofit 321 Coffee.