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Claire Shigekawa Rennhack ’08 Crafts a Career in the Emerald City

As most creative types will attest, art-making is an iterative process requiring close study and a willingness to adjust and blend ideas. Likewise, Claire Shigekawa Rennhack ‘08 has sculpted her academic and professional journey over time, ultimately discovering her niche at the intersection of engineering and architecture.

Park March Madness Motivates Scholars To Give Back

This year marks the completion of the fifth annual Park Scholarships March Madness: a two-pronged, friendly competition between current scholars to see which class will have the highest percentage of donor participants and contribute the highest dollar amount in donations.

Julianne Donoghue ’14 Finds Inspiration in Teaching

When Julianne Donoghue ’14 arrived at NC State as a freshman, she planned to earn a degree in business administration and work in marketing. She never imagined herself becoming a teacher.

Remembering Tripp Polen ‘03

The Park Scholarships program community is saddened by the loss of William “Tripp” Donald Polen III, a member of the Class of 2003 and brother of Dr. Amy Polen Stallings ‘00.

February Park Enrichment Grants Awarded

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

Upcoming Service-Related Opportunities

Consider participating in any/all of these upcoming service-related opportunities!

Park Scholar Media Mentions

The following Park Scholars and alumni received media coverage in recent weeks:

Art and Science: Liv Adams ‘16 Practices Svadhyaya and Systems Engineering

Fast cars and yoga, on the surface at least, represent two different lifestyles—but Liv Adams ‘16 has struck a unique balance between these two worlds. A certified yoga instructor, Adams recently relocated to the San Francisco Bay Area to begin her engineering career at Tesla, Inc.

Emma Thompson ’17 Pursues Holistic Path to a Future in Medicine

Since she was a child, Emma Thompson ’17 knew that she wanted to pursue a career in the medical field. While the southern Mississippi native entered NC State as an engineering major, she took advantage of her freshman year to explore and refine her academic interests.

Class of 2017 Presents William C. Friday Award to UNC President Emeritus Tom Ross

North Carolina State University’s Park Scholarships Class of 2017 presented the 18th annual William C. Friday Award to Thomas W. Ross, President of the Volcker Alliance and President Emeritus of the 17-campus University of North Carolina, on Monday, February 27 at 5:30 pm in NC State’s Hunt Library Duke Energy Hall. Immediately following the award presentation, Ross delivered a lecture addressing his recent work on nonpartisan redistricting.