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Kobi Felton ’18 Receives Prestigious Marshall Scholarship

Kobi Felton ’18 was recently named one of the 43 recipients for the 2018 Marshall Scholarship. Awarded to US students with strong “potential as scholars, as leaders, and as contributors to improved UK-US understanding”, Marshall Scholarships are recognized as one of the most distinguished scholarship opportunities available nationwide.

Casey Sokolovic ’19 and Help Them LAST – Love a Sea Turtle

Casey Sokolovic ’19 started a fundraiser for sea turtles when she was eight years old. After a field trip to the Karen Beasley Sea Turtle Rescue and Rehabilitation Center on Topsail Island where the tremendous need for financial support was apparent, Sokolovic wanted to help. In her hometown of Greenville, NC, she sold turtle-shaped sugar cookies to raise money and called it Help Them LAST – Love a Sea Turtle. From there, her love for sea turtles quickly escalated to
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Dan Malechuk ’03 Shows Parker Lee ’19 the Food Sales Ropes

Dan Malechuk ’03 and Parker Lee ’19 may not have imagined when Dan interviewed Parker for the Park Scholarship in 2015 that one day in the not so distant future they would be colleagues, but four short years and a job offer later, that is precisely their relationship. Malechuk, a former Park Scholar, had previously acted as the Director of Corporate Purchasing at ALDI, Inc. but in 2014 had moved to a new role as the Vice President of Sales
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Park Scholarships Names Class of 2022 Semifinalists

The Park Scholarships program at North Carolina State University has selected 390 Semifinalists for the Class of 2022 – the 23rd class of Park Scholars. Candidates were selected from an exceptionally talented pool of 2,120 applicants based on outstanding accomplishments and potential in scholarship, leadership, service, and character.

Class of 2018 will present William C. Friday Award to Amy Gage Wright

North Carolina State University’s Park Scholarships Class of 2018 will present the 19th annual William C. Friday Award to Amy Gage Wright on Wednesday, January 31 at 5:30 pm in NC State’s Talley Student Union Mountains Ballroom. Ms. Wright is the Founder and CEO of Bitty & Beau’s Coffee, an award-winning coffee shop in Wilmington, NC that employs over 40 intellectually disabled people. Wright will deliver a lecture immediately following the award presentation. The event is free and open to
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Two Gifts Totaling $700,000 Donated Anonymously

The Park Scholarships has been granted two anonymous donations this year to provide significant support for the program and its students. Given as co-named Park Scholarships, each donation totals $350,000 for a cumulative $700,000. The assistance comes from families deeply entrenched in the Park community, and were provided as both a cash gift and an estate gift. The Park friends providing the cash gift says it all started with a $1,000 enrichment grant many years before—a gift which planted the
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November 2017 Park Enrichment Grants Awarded

The Park Enrichment Grant committee made the following awards to Park Scholars who submitted proposals by the November 1, 2017 deadline.

Park Scholarships Welcomes Reneé Tutchton

The Park Scholarships team is pleased to welcome Reneé Tutchton, Assistant Director of External Relations. Reneé will oversee the Park Scholarships program’s communications and recruiting efforts, and she will also play a major role in the application and selection process. In addition, she will serve as adviser to the students who serve on the Park Scholarships Distinguished Speakers committees, including the William C. Friday Award and Gerald H. Elkan Distinguished Lecture in Science and Society. She will also oversee the Park
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The Strength of the Wolf is the ‘Park’: A Q&A with with our own Wolfpack Alumni

In each class of Park Scholars, inevitably the wind softly blowing ‘o’er the fields of Caroline’ holds a distinct place in the hearts and minds of a select few. These few, whose passions and interests have extended to all corners of the globe, have eventually found themselves back in the place they first met: working at at NC State University – forging careers in scholarship, leadership, service and character. We reached out to these Park Scholar alumni to find out
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An Inside Look at Reborn Clothing Co.: A Refurbished Clothing & Accessory Line by Emily Neville ’20

Emily Neville ‘20 is revolutionizing the way we think about clothing and sustainability with her new fashion line, Reborn Clothing Co. At Reborn Clothing Co., they understand that we as Americans have too much “stuff.” Under Neville’s guidance, a team of highly-skilled fashion designers will help you transform the garments that are a bit harder to let go of into something you will actually use, such as a laptop case or a tote. Reborn Clothing Co. is combatting the effects
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