Learning Lab I: Public Safety and Preparedness for Natural Disasters

Learning Lab I, an annual experience designed and implemented by freshman Park Scholars, affords students insight into leadership through the lens of a challenge currently facing the state of North Carolina. In the wake of the recent hurricanes that have devastated the state, the Class of 2022 chose to explore public safety and preparedness for natural disasters. The class traveled to Pembroke and Wilmington to visit those who faced tough decisions during the storms and discuss how they were able
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Two Brothers, Two Paths to Emergency Medicine

Park Scholars each create their own college experience based on their values and interests, and no two scholars’ journeys are the same. Brothers Stanley ’05 and Peyton ’07 Hassinger have both found careers in emergency medicine, but how they arrived at that decision and the work they do greatly differs.

Hannah Cooper ’21: Leveraging Interdisciplinary Experiences

Since joining NC State as a Park Scholar, Hannah Cooper ’21 has been making the most of every opportunity that comes her way. From networking with alumni to working with Global Ocean Forum, Cooper is actively playing a role in shaping her own future.

Park Scholarships Welcomes Kyle Kusterer

The Park Scholarships team is pleased to welcome Kyle Kusterer as the program’s central major gift officer. In this position, Kusterer will work to build and support relationships with Park Scholarships alumni, parents, and friends in a focused effort to strengthen the sustainability of the program. Kusterer will connect individuals interested in making a major gift at the $50,000 level or higher with philanthropic opportunities that will make a positive impact on the trajectory of the Park Scholarships program. Investments
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February 2019 Park Enrichment Grants Awarded

The Park Enrichment Grant committee made the following awards to Park Scholars who submitted proposals by the February 1, 2019 deadline.

Park Scholarships Names Class of 2023 Finalists

The Park Scholarships Selection Committee, comprising approximately 290 NC State alumni and friends, conducted interviews with 475 Semifinalists in early January. The Semifinalists were selected from a record number of 2,409 applicants. Of these, 112 candidates were selected as Finalists for the Class of 2023. Finalists visited the NC State campus on February 22-23 to participate in Final Selection Activities at the Dorothy and Roy Park Alumni Center. These activities include individual interviews, group discussion tasks, and panels with faculty
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Park Scholars don’t just learn, they do

Enrichment experiences are vital to a student’s education and preparation for life beyond NC State. Belton Moore ’20 recognizes this importance and has been sure to take the reins on his involvement in- and outside of the classroom. With an interest in public policy, including immigration, trade, tribal relations, and rural economic development, Moore sought to broaden his experiential reach. Thus far, Moore has studied abroad in both China and Mexico, attended a public policy leadership conference at the Harvard
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Park Scholarships Names Class of 2023 Semifinalists

The Park Scholarships program at North Carolina State University selected 475 Semifinalists for the Class of 2023 – the 24th class of Park Scholars. Candidates were selected from an exceptionally talented pool of 2,409 applicants based on outstanding accomplishments and potential in scholarship, leadership, service, and character.

Sam Shain ’19 leans into scholarship, leadership, service, and character

Scholarship, leadership, service, and character. These are the four pillars of the Park Scholarships program and is the foundation of our scholars’ experience at NC State. Students are encouraged to build upon these areas by exploring their inner desires and the world around them. Through Park Scholarships funding and guidance, Sam Shain ’19 has taken full advantage of this ideal. He has studied abroad in Germany, participated in a sustainable business strategy course at Harvard, took a gap semester to
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