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Dr. Ben Gaddy ‘07 Steers Startups’ Strategies for Solving Climate Change

Following is one of 28 first-person alumni profiles that were compiled in a photo book for the Park Foundation Trustees in September 2016 and updated recently. Each alumnus was ask to share highlights of his or her path from receiving the Park Scholarship to the present day.

Brian Parham ’11 Guides Policy To Combat Wildlife Trafficking

Following is one of 28 first-person alumni profiles that were compiled in a photo book for the Park Foundation Trustees in September 2016. Each alumnus was ask to share highlights of his or her path from receiving the Park Scholarship to the present day.

Ashley Lawson ‘18 Aspires To Elevate Education in Rural North Carolina

You can never truly leave home. Hometowns shape us and make us into who we are as people and as professionals. Ashley Lawson’s hometown has given her a sense of purpose she never expected.  

Park Scholar Media Mentions

The following Park Scholars and alumni received media coverage over the past couple of months:

Dr. Alexis Corbitt ‘06 Explores Healthcare from Varied Perspectives

While Alexis Corbitt ‘06 has made a career in healthcare, her recent experiences as a patient have opened her eyes to aspects of the industry to which she had previously given little thought.

Sara Lane ’01 Brings Diverse Experience to Career Advising at NC State

Sara Lane’s diverse professional experiences have led her all over the world. Now as coordinator of career services for NC State’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS), Lane ‘01 has come full circle, and her nonlinear career path also benefits the students with whom she interacts each day.

Park Scholarships Names Class of 2021 Semifinalists

The Park Scholarships program at North Carolina State University has selected 400 Semifinalists for the Class of 2021 – the 22nd class of Park Scholars. Candidates were selected from an exceptionally talented pool of nearly 2,150 applicants based on outstanding accomplishments and potential in scholarship, leadership, service, and character.

November Park Enrichment Grants Awarded

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

Class of 2019 Explores Challenging Dynamics between Political Campaigns and the Media

In October the Class of 2019 traveled to Washington, D.C. for the Learning Lab II experience, designed to allow sophomore Park Scholars to develop a critical understanding of a nationally-relevant topic by interacting with leaders immersed in that issue. The class chose to examine how leaders balance ethics and efficacy when navigating the relationships between political campaign organizations and the media—a particularly relevant topic in the context of the contentious 2016 presidential election.

Gerald Elkan Aids Hundreds of Park Scholars in Pursuing High-Impact Experiences

NC State faculty have played a critical role in the Park Scholarships program since its inception 20 years ago, but few faculty members have been involved with the program as heavily or in as many ways as Dr. Gerald H. Elkan, professor emeritus of microbiology.