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Christian Fuda ’18 showcased in Art2Wear

On April 20, 2018, Christian Fuda ‘18, a senior majoring in industrial design, stepped out of his comfort zone to pursue his passion of fashion design as he presented an avant-garde collection for the annual fashion show Art2Wear, hosted by the NC State College of Design. “I hope that my collection and story can inspire at least one person to do the same… I hope that after the show, my work can inspire people to try new things and be
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Sarah Ho Receives Award for Excellence

Sarah Ho, Park Scholarships senior assistant director, was selected to receive the 2018 Award for Excellence for the NC State University Chancellor’s Unit. She was selected from a field of outstanding employees who contribute greatly to the university. In the Park Scholarships office, Ho leads the execution of most of the Park Scholars’ developmental experiences, including two Learning Labs, two retreats, a year-long Freshman Seminar, Service Raleigh, and the Park Enrichment Grants. She also plays key roles in the selection
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The Special Olympics Play Unified: Invitational Games

Maggie DeWeese ’18, Zach Patel ’20, and Justin Traenkle ’19 are working together on a Community Enrichment Initiative (CEI) titled The Special Olympics Play Unified: Invitational Games. It is an event sponsored by the NC State Unified Club and Special Olympics North Carolina, to pair NC State students and Special Olympic athletes. With the goal of providing athletes with intellectual and developmental disorders the ability to continue playing Unified sports as they grow older, it also allows for NC State
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321 Coffee: A Coffee Shop with a Purpose

A pop-up coffee shop serviced by individuals with intellectual and developmental disorders, 321 Coffee was started by four Park Scholars in the Class of 2021. According to Lindsay Wrege, CEO, the organization is meant “to provide meaningful volunteer work experience for adults with special needs, as well as a space for the NC State and Raleigh [populace] to interact with the special needs community.”

Aoife Sinclair ’20: Two Internships, One Year

As a sophomore, Aoife Sinclair ’20 has already built an impressive resume. For the past two semesters, she has taken a break from her studies to pursue internships with Sesame Street and Full Frontal with Samantha Bee. These experiences are an integral part of who she is and the career path she plans to follow.

Madeline Finnegan ’18 lands job with the Federal Reserve

Madeline Finnegan ’18, will be continuing her involvement with the Federal Reserve Bank of New York full-time after she graduates in May. In summer of 2017, Finnegan worked as a Summer Research Analyst where she contributed as part of the Financial Intermediation team. She interned with economist Anna Kovner on a research project about housing mobility surrounding the 2008 financial crisis.

February 2018 Park Enrichment Grants Awarded

The Park Enrichment Grant committee made the following awards to Park Scholars who submitted proposals by the February 1, 2018 deadline.

Media Mentions

The following Park Scholars, alumni, and faculty received media attention in recent months:

Park Scholarships Names Class of 2022 Finalists

In late January, the Park Scholarships program at North Carolina State University named 112 Finalists for the Class of 2022 – the 23rd class of Park Scholars. 

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.