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The Program Community

The Park Scholarships program is very much a part of NC State, with all the benefits of a small community and the resources of a pre-eminent research university. Talented faculty and community leaders serve in various capacities to assist and guide the Park Scholars.

Park Faculty Scholars

The Park Faculty Scholars provide academic enrichment for class-related activities. They have four areas of responsibility in working with the Park Scholarships program:

  • To monitor and guide class enrichment activities, including the Learning Laboratories;
  • To provide the class with an overview of its group responsibilities;
  • To advise students individually and as a group on academic issues; and
  • To interact with Park Scholarships administrators, serving as communicators to and for both class activities and individual Park Scholars.

Class of 2022 Park Faculty Scholars:
Steve Greene, Professor, Public & International Affairs
Lisa Parks, Teaching Associate Professor, Biological Sciences

Class of 2021 Park Faculty Scholars:
Billy Flowers, William Neal Reynolds Distinguished Professor, Animal Science
Clifford Griffin, Associate Professor, Political Science

Class of 2020 Park Faculty Scholars:
Jenny Campbell, Teaching Associate Professor, Biological Sciences
John Griggs, Teaching Associate Professor, Mathematics

Class of 2019 Park Faculty Scholars:
Sarah Ash, Professor and Undergraduate Coordinator, Nutrition Science
George Hess, Professor, Forestry & Environmental Resources

Park Advisory Committee

Members of the Park Advisory Committee for 2014-2015 (L to R): Abhinav Gupta, Jocelyn Taliaferro (Chair), Keith Fishburne, Kristin Murphy, Derek Aday, Bill Swallow, Jo-Ann Cohen

Members of the Park Advisory Committee for 2014-2015 (L to R): Abhinav Gupta, Jocelyn Taliaferro, Keith Fishburne, Kristin Murphy, Derek Aday, Bill Swallow, Jo-Ann Cohen

The Park Scholarships Advisory Committee provides important counsel to the director on the scholars’ academic enrichment activities. The committee comprises faculty, community leaders, and Park Scholar and NC State alumni.

Derek Aday, Chair
Department Head and Professor, Applied Ecology, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences

Jeff Braden
Dean, College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Lisa Bullard
Director of Undergraduate Studies, Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering

Sean Cassidy
Interim Director, University Honors and Scholars Programs

Jo-Ann Cohen
Professor, Mathematics

Abhinav Gupta
Professor, Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering and Director, Center for Nuclear Energy Facilities and Structures

Kathy Krawczyk
Dixon Hughes Professor, Accounting and Director, Master of Accounting Program

Susan Navey-Davis
Assistant Department Head for Student Affairs, Foreign Languages and Literatures

Lisa Parks
Teaching Associate Professor, Biological Sciences

Neal Robbins ’01
Publisher, North State Media and Special Counsel, Nexsen Pruet

Service Advisory Committee

The Park Scholarships Service Advisory Committee provides guidance to the Park Scholarships staff in the planning and evaluation of the sophomore year Civic Engagement Initiatives. The committee comprises Park Scholars, community leaders, and faculty.

  • Sarah Ash
    Professor, Nutrition Science
  • Natalie Cooke ’10
    Teaching Assistant Professor and Coordinator, Undergraduate Nutrition Program, and Program Director, A PACKed Kitchen
  • Brad Davis
    Executive Director, WakeMed Foundation
  • Cambray Smith ’18
  • Greg Wilson ’10
    Academic Advisor, Environmental Sciences
  • Joy Tongsri (ex officio)
    Associate Director, Park Scholarships

Park Enrichment Grant Committee

The Park Enrichment Grant Committee reviews proposals and awards funding for Park Enrichment Grants and Park Alumni Society Study Abroad Travel Stipends.

  • Gerald Elkan, Chair
    Professor Emeritus, Microbiology
  • Mari Chinn
    Professor, Biological and Agricultural Engineering
  • Clifford Griffin
    Associate Professor, Political Science
  • Tiffany Kershner
    Director, Fellowship Advising Office and Adjunct Teaching Assistant Professor, Anthropology
  • Michelle Schroeder-Moreno
    Alumni Distinguished Undergraduate  Professor, Agroecology
  • Samuel Slater ‘07
    Treasurer, Park Alumni Society and Attorney, Wyrick Robbins Yates & Ponton LLP
  • Sarah Ho (ex officio)
    Senior Assistant Director, Park Scholarships