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Learning Lab I: Energy Innovation in North Carolina

posted 2013.04.10 The Class of 2016 met with individuals in Boone, Pittsboro, and Raleigh to gain a deeper understanding of leadership through exploring the theme of energy innovation in North Carolina. Students interacted with leaders across the state currently involved with developing conventional and alternative energy solutions.   The Class of 2016 at a wind power research site on Beech Mountain. Prior to departing on their trip, Park Scholars learned about fracking and grid modernization from leaders representing Duke Energy,
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Michele Tam ’00 Moves Forward and Gives Back

posted 2013.04.08 Michele Tam ‘00 believes in giving back. As a member of the first graduating class of Park Scholars, Tam feels it is her duty to assist in finding the best candidates for the scholarship, a process that gets more competitive each year. Her continuing efforts with Park Scholarships have allowed her to stay connected with the program even though she now lives in Chicago. Upon her graduation from NC State, Tam accepted a position with Procter & Gamble (P&G) as
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Service Raleigh Makes Splash in Triangle

posted 2013.03.27 A total of 1,600 University and community volunteers registered to participate in the annual Service Raleigh event. They began the day with a celebration on theNC State campus, where Raleigh City Councilmember Russ Stephenson and NCState Student Body President Andy Walsh delivered opening remarks. Volunteers then took part in 60 service projects with partner organizations throughout the greater Raleigh area. Projects ran the gamut, from delivering donated food to recipient agencies with the Inter-Faith Food Shuttle to distributing brochures to
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Class of 2013 to Present William C. Friday Award to Principal Chief Michell Hicks

posted 2013.03.15 The Class of 2013 will present the 14th annual William C. Friday Award to Michell Hicks, Principal Chief of the Eastern Band of the Cherokee Nation. The award presentation is open to the public and will be held on Monday, April 15, 2013 at 5:30pm in the Hunt Auditorium of the James B. Hunt Jr. Library on Centennial Campus. Hicks is the leader of the only federally-recognized Native American tribe in North Carolina. Since his election to the role of Principal Chief
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February Park Enrichment Grants and Park Alumni Society Study Abroad Travel Stipends Awarded

posted 2013.03.05 The Park Enrichment Grant committee made the following awards to Park Scholars who submitted proposals by the February 1 deadline. Park Enrichment Grants Park Enrichment Grants provide support for Park Scholars engaged in professional and personal enrichment experiences in the United States and abroad. These awards, initiated in 1998, are designed to foster the development of scholarship, service, leadership, and character, as well as connect Scholars with faculty. These grants are awarded by the Park Enrichment Grant committee
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Class of 2013 Raises Over $35,000 to Sponsor Habitat for Humanity Home

  Habitat for Humanity of Wake County staff member Missy Hatley clearly remembers the day last year when she was contacted by Richard Deans ‘13, chair of the Class of 2013 legacy committee. Deans explained that his class planned to raise $35,000 to help a family build a home in the Triangle. When the group of 45 seniors was discussing ideas for their legacy project, it was decided their efforts would have a broader impact on the community. As a result,
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Class of 2016 Learns About “The New Industrial Revolution” at Emerging Issues Forum

posted 2013.02.16 The Class of 2016 participated in the 28th annual Emerging Issues Forum at the Raleigh Convention Center. This year’s theme focused on the next phase of manufacturing in North Carolina — a creative and innovative industry featuring advances such as 3-D printers.   U.S. Senator Kay Hagan with Parth Shah ‘16, Sid Jandhyala ‘16, and Marcel Souffrant ‘16. Students had the opportunity to interact with featured speakers such as Dow Chemical Company Chief Executive Officer Andrew Liveris, U.S.
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Krispy Kreme Challenge Races Total Over $550,000 for North Carolina Children’s Hospital

posted 2013.02.12 What started as a dare between friends in 2004 has grown into one of the largest annual events at North Carolina State University, drawing thousands of competitors to Raleigh each year. The 2013 Krispy Kreme Challenge involved a record 8,000 runners and raised over $170,000. Over the course of the nine year history of the Krispy Kreme Challenge, the organization has donated a total of over $550,000 to the North Carolina Children’s Hospital — a state-of-the-art facility that serves over 70,000 children
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Jordan O’Mara ’07 and Jason Wong ’06 Discuss Red Hat

posted 2013.02.10 To be successful in a company like Red Hat, the world’s leading provider of open source technology, one needs passion, and neither Jordan O’Mara ‘07 nor Jason Wong ‘06 is short on that. The two Park Scholar alumni have done very well in pursuing their passions for intellectual property and communications. While at NC State, Wong, a senior consultant for Red Hat, worked with theEngineering Entrepreneurs Program, while O’Mara, a senior software engineer, spent countless hours in the Open Courseware Lab. Both
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Park Scholarships Hosts Class of 2017 Finalists

posted 2013.01.31 The Park Scholarships program at North Carolina State University named 105 Finalists for the Class of 2017. Approximately 200 NC State alumni who comprise the Park Scholarships Selection Committee conducted interviews for 264 Semifinalists in early January. The Semifinalists were chosen from a record number of over 1,600 applicants. Finalists will visit the NC State campus on February 22-23 to participate in Final Selection Activities at the Dorothy and Roy Park Alumni Center. These activities will include individual interviews, a group discussion
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