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Park Faculty Scholar James Kiwanuka-Tondo Broadens Students’ International Perspectives

James Kiwanuka-Tondo has served as one of two Chancellor-appointed Park Faculty Scholars for the graduating Class of 2016. In this role, he and his counterpart, Derek Aday, have guided their class in developing enrichment activities and advised individual students on academic matters. Kiwanuka-Tondo’s connection with the Park Scholarships program, however, began long before the Class of 2016 entered NC State.

Park Scholar Media Mentions

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

April Park Enrichment Grants Awarded

The Park Enrichment Grant committee made the following awards to Park Scholars who submitted proposals by the April 1, 2016 deadline.

Evan Brooks ‘18 Makes Early Strides Toward a Career in Research and Teaching

Investigating possibilities, engaging in trial and error, cultivating relationships and resources: all are skills a researcher needs to be effective. With an eye to a career in academia, Evan Brooks ‘18 has been honing these skills since his high school days.

Class of 2016 Creates New Endowment to Support Future Park Scholars

Park Scholars give back – this mindset is at the core of the program’s mission and culture. Park Scholars donate their time to charities at home and abroad, serve as community leaders, and strive to use their talents to benefit others. The senior class legacy, a way for graduating Park Scholars to give something back to NC State, has become a tradition over the program’s 20-year history. This year’s seniors have decided to establish the Class of 2016 Endowment Award
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Park Scholarships Presents A Juvenile Justice Panel

The Park Scholarships Social Justice Committee presents: Juvenile Justice Panel Wednesday, April 20, 2016 7:00-8:30 pm NC State University Dabney Hall, Room 222 Free and open to the public.

Class of 2016 Presents William C. Friday Award to Joy Currey, Founder and President, CORRAL Riding Academy

North Carolina State University’s Park Scholarships Class of 2016 presented the 17th annual William C. Friday Award to Joy Currey, founder and president of CORRAL Riding Academy, on Thursday, April 21 in NC State’s SAS Hall.

February Park Enrichment Grants Awarded

The Park Enrichment Grant committee made the following awards to Park Scholars who submitted proposals by the February 1, 2016 deadline.

Leslie Scheunemann ‘01 Blends Science and Ethics to Provide Compassionate Patient Care

As a Park Scholar at NC State, Leslie Scheunemann ‘01 had no shortage of interests. She triple-majored in physics, applied mathematics, and chemistry; minored in Japanese; conducted mentored research; studied ethics independently; gave piano recitals; practiced karate; and was engaged in community service. Not only did each of these pursuits help lay the groundwork for Scheunemann’s post-collegiate life and work, they made her feel connected to something larger than herself.

Logan Graham ‘19 and Taylor Graham ‘16: Park Scholar Siblings 600 Miles Apart and 2,000 Miles from Home

Logan ‘19 and Taylor ‘16 Graham, natives of the mountain town of Durango in rural southwestern Colorado, are the first sibling pair to hold membership in the Park Scholarships programs at NC State and Ithaca College, respectively. As the elder brother, Taylor was the first to make the move to the East Coast.