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Park Scholarships Names Class of 2022 Semifinalists

The Park Scholarships program at North Carolina State University has selected 390 Semifinalists for the Class of 2022 – the 23rd class of Park Scholars. Candidates were selected from an exceptionally talented pool of 2,120 applicants based on outstanding accomplishments and potential in scholarship, leadership, service, and character.

Class of 2018 presented William C. Friday Award to Amy Gage Wright

North Carolina State University’s Park Scholarships Class of 2018 presented the 19th annual William C. Friday Award to Amy Gage Wright on Wednesday, January 31 at 5:30 pm in NC State’s Talley Student Union Mountains Ballroom. Ms. Wright is the Founder and CEO of Bitty & Beau’s Coffee, an award-winning coffee shop in Wilmington, NC that employs over 40 intellectually disabled people.

Two Gifts Totaling $700,000 Donated Anonymously

The Park Scholarships has been granted two anonymous donations this year to provide significant support for the program and its students. Given as co-named Park Scholarships, each donation totals $350,000 for a cumulative $700,000. The assistance comes from families deeply entrenched in the Park community, and were provided as both a cash gift and an estate gift. The Park friends providing the cash gift says it all started with a $1,000 enrichment grant many years before—a gift which planted the
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November 2017 Park Enrichment Grants Awarded

The Park Enrichment Grant committee made the following awards to Park Scholars who submitted proposals by the November 1, 2017 deadline.

Park Scholarships Welcomes Reneé Tutchton

The Park Scholarships team is pleased to welcome Reneé Tutchton, Assistant Director of External Relations. Reneé will oversee the Park Scholarships program’s communications and recruiting efforts, and she will also play a major role in the application and selection process. In addition, she will serve as adviser to the students who serve on the Park Scholarships Distinguished Speakers committees, including the William C. Friday Award and Gerald H. Elkan Distinguished Lecture in Science and Society. She will also oversee the Park
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The Strength of the Wolf is the ‘Park’: A Q&A with with our own Wolfpack Alumni

In each class of Park Scholars, inevitably the wind softly blowing ‘o’er the fields of Caroline’ holds a distinct place in the hearts and minds of a select few. These few, whose passions and interests have extended to all corners of the globe, have eventually found themselves back in the place they first met: working at at NC State University – forging careers in scholarship, leadership, service and character. We reached out to these Park Scholar alumni to find out
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An Inside Look at Reborn Clothing Co.: A Refurbished Clothing & Accessory Line by Emily Neville ’20

Emily Neville ‘20 is revolutionizing the way we think about clothing and sustainability with her new fashion line, Reborn Clothing Co. At Reborn Clothing Co., they understand that we as Americans have too much “stuff.” Under Neville’s guidance, a team of highly-skilled fashion designers will help you transform the garments that are a bit harder to let go of into something you will actually use, such as a laptop case or a tote. Reborn Clothing Co. is combatting the effects
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A Conversation with Dr. Billy Flowers

Park Faculty Scholar Class of 2021   By Lauren Caddick ’14 If you aren’t an animal science student, you’re not likely to make your way to this southern corner of North Carolina State University – a far ways past the swaths of co-ed development and campus enterprises.    Veering right onto Lake Wheeler Rd from the busy Tryon Rd, the landscape’s shift is startling: what was previously an awkward intersection, shaded by oak trees with cars streaming from a Food
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Ashley Lawson ’18 Brings ‘Meet My Future’ to Rural North Carolina Schools

Some people search their whole lives for a true calling. It is clear to anyone who meets Ashley Lawson ’18 that she has quite possibly found hers. Lawson is engaged with teaching not only on a practical level but also with theory and research. She was awarded this month the NCCTM Outstanding Mathematics Education Student Award, an award given by the North Carolina Council of Teachers of Mathematics. Each college and university with a teacher education program may nominate one
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Steven Mazur ’13 Triumphantly Takes On Television’s Savviest Sharks

Steven Mazur, Park Scholar in the Class of 2013 and alumnus of NC State’s College of Engineering, appeared on ABC’s “Shark Tank” on Sunday, October 22, 2017 at 9pm ET/PT. “Shark Tank”, the critically­-acclaimed reality show that has reinvigorated entrepreneurship in America, has also become a culturally defining series. The recipient of the 2016, 2015 and 2014 Emmy Award for Outstanding Structured Reality Program, the business-­themed show returns to the ABC Television Network for its ninth season. The Sharks ­­– tough,
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