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April 2019 Park Enrichment Grants Awarded

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

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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A Dream Takes Flight

Madison Maloney ’19 aspires to follow friend and mentor Christina Hammock Koch into space. Thanks to a prestigious Knight-Hennessy Scholarship, the NC State senior begins graduate studies in astronautics at Stanford this fall. When aerospace engineering major Madison Maloney was planning spring break of her freshman year at NC State, she decided to take a chance: She sent an email to her hero and inspiration, NASA astronaut and NC State alumna Christina Hammock Koch. Maloney was wondering whether, if she
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Brain Power

Ziad Ali ’19 aims to combine electrical engineering and neuroscience to treat disorders such as epilepsy and Parkinson’s. The NC State senior heads to California in the fall to pursue a Ph.D. at Stanford thanks to a Knight-Hennessy Scholarship. Like a lot of graduating seniors at NC State, Ziad Ali is looking to the future — but not just to commencement or his first job after college. He knows what he wants to accomplish decades from now, by the end
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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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