25 Years of Park Scholarships

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

Ben Darnell ’02

Ben creates the 7th Co-named Park Scholarship

Shannon Dolan and Annalise Hafner

Shannon Dolan ’22 and Annalise Hafner ’22

Shannon and Annalise are on a mission to reduce plastic waste on campus

Niasha Kodzai '24

Niasha Kodzai ’24

Niasha came to the College of Design to create items to help people

Daniel Malechuk '03

Daniel Malechuk ’03

Dan leads an innovative, sustainable vertical farming enterprise

Ritika Shamdasani '23

Ritika Shamdasani ’23

Ritika brings South Asian fashions to Rent the Runway

Melanie Conklin '00

Melanie Conklin ’00

Addison Hughes ’24 talks to Melanie about her career as an author

Naila Segule '20

Naila Segule ’20

Naila spent her summer with the NC Department of Public Health Occupational and Environmental Epidemiology Branch

Julie Smith '06

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.

Coming Soon | Virtual Park Reunions
Each Park alumni class will be invited to reconnect with a special Park-hosted Zoom reunion. We are excited to hear where you are and what you’re up to.

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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PARK NEWS

  • One Park, One Pack
    Park Scholarships is pleased to announce the establishment of the “One Park One Pack: Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Fund.”
  • Snapshots of Summer
    Undeterred by this summer’s unique challenges, Park Scholars sought out opportunities to support their communities and stay on track with their professional goals.
  • Park Profile: Nancy Ridenhour
    The Park Scholarships Diversity Student Task Force compiled profiles designed to give prospective students insight about the Park Scholarships program, the selection process, and how scholars made the decision to join the Wolfpack.
  • Meet Park Faculty Scholar Suzie Goodell
    Nutrition professor Suzie Goodell is a Park Faculty Scholar for the Class of 2024.