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Morgan Barbre ‘19 and Cambray Smith ‘18 Network with Leaders in Global Women’s Health

In May, Morgan Barbre ‘19 and Cambray Smith ‘18 traveled to Copenhagen, Denmark as delegates to the fourth triennial Women Deliver global conference. With nearly 6,000 attendees representing more than 150 countries, this was the largest gathering on girls’ and women’s health and rights in the last decade. Barbre and Smith, nutrition science majors with second majors in religious studies and international studies, respectively, are both cultivating interests in global public health and human rights. Since age 11, Smith has
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Daniel Hoag ‘03 Walks the Cutting Edge of Computer Technology

With hundreds of millions of users and one of the most iconic – and quirkily mercurial – logos, Google is among the world’s most familiar companies. Yet while many of us turn to Google search for information daily, few know its behind-the-scenes intricacies as well as Daniel Hoag ‘03. A software engineer at Google’s headquarters in Mountain View, Calif., he has dabbled in several of the company’s key initiatives. While he earned an undergraduate degree in computer engineering, Hoag wasn’t
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Carrie Farley ‘00 Takes on the World of Project Finance

Carrie Farley arrived at NC State expecting to graduate as an engineer. But instead of sitting in front of a computer screen writing code, she’s traveling the world.

Zack Goodman ‘16 Completes 4,000-Mile Solo Cycling Adventure

Following graduation in May, Zack Goodman ’16 completed a solo, coast-to-coast bicycling trip, traveling almost 4,000 miles – from Washington to his home state of Maryland – over 41 days.

From Tinker Toys to Nuclear Reactors to Fiber Optics: Korey Hite ‘08 Pursues Passion for Mechanical Engineering

Korey Hite has always enjoyed taking things apart to see how they work. As a young child he once unscrewed the timer from his family’s game of Scattergories to examine the springs and gears inside. His investigations became increasingly sophisticated as he grew older. An aficionado of Tinker Toys, Legos, Erector sets, and the video game Rollercoaster Tycoon, Hite became adept at not only disassembling objects and understanding their functionality, but improving on their design. So it was no surprise
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May Park Enrichment Grants Awarded

The Park Enrichment Grant committee made the following awards to Park Scholars who submitted proposals by the May 30, 2016 deadline.

Alex Loflin ‘17 Finds Niche Where Environmental Sustainability and Community Development Meet

Alex Loflin ‘17 discovered her love for environmental science and conservation through her participation in North Carolina Envirothon competitions during middle and high school. She came to NC State to pursue these passions with the goal of becoming an environmental educator within a park system, science museum, or nonprofit organization that would allow her to equip others to be environmental stewards. Loflin’s coursework as a natural resources major and extension education minor has not only developed her technical knowledge, but
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Park Scholar Media Mentions

The following Park community members have received media attention in recent weeks:

In Memoriam: Dorothy Dent Park

This article was originally published by NC State University Communications on Wednesday, June 22, 2016. Dorothy Dent Park, president emeritus of the charitable Park Foundation—which has committed nearly $140 million to NC State—and the widow of NC State alumnus Roy H. Park, Sr. ’31, has died at the age of 103. Her legacy includes the prestigious Park Scholarships, which to date have invested in more than 1,000 remarkable NC State students, as well as a major gift to help construct
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