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Madeline Finnegan ’18 lands job with the Federal Reserve

Madeline Finnegan ’18, will be continuing her involvement with the Federal Reserve Bank of New York full-time after she graduates in May. In summer of 2017, Finnegan worked as a Summer Research Analyst where she contributed as part of the Financial Intermediation team. She interned with economist Anna Kovner on a research project about housing mobility surrounding the 2008 financial crisis.

February 2018 Park Enrichment Grants Awarded

The Park Enrichment Grant committee made the following awards to Park Scholars who submitted proposals by the February 1, 2018 deadline.

Media Mentions

The following Park Scholars, alumni, and faculty received media attention in recent months:

Park Scholarships Names Class of 2022 Finalists

In late January, the Park Scholarships program at North Carolina State University named 112 Finalists for the Class of 2022 – the 23rd class of Park Scholars. 

Kobi Felton ’18 Receives Prestigious Marshall Scholarship

Kobi Felton ’18 was recently named one of the 43 recipients for the 2018 Marshall Scholarship. Awarded to US students with strong “potential as scholars, as leaders, and as contributors to improved UK-US understanding”, Marshall Scholarships are recognized as one of the most distinguished scholarship opportunities available nationwide.

Casey Sokolovic ’19 and Help Them LAST – Love a Sea Turtle

Casey Sokolovic ’19 started a fundraiser for sea turtles when she was eight years old. After a field trip to the Karen Beasley Sea Turtle Rescue and Rehabilitation Center on Topsail Island where the tremendous need for financial support was apparent, Sokolovic wanted to help. In her hometown of Greenville, NC, she sold turtle-shaped sugar cookies to raise money and called it Help Them LAST – Love a Sea Turtle. From there, her love for sea turtles quickly escalated to
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Dan Malechuk ’03 Shows Parker Lee ’19 the Food Sales Ropes

Dan Malechuk ’03 and Parker Lee ’19 may not have imagined when Dan interviewed Parker for the Park Scholarship in 2015 that one day in the not so distant future they would be colleagues, but four short years and a job offer later, that is precisely their relationship. Malechuk, a former Park Scholar, had previously acted as the Director of Corporate Purchasing at ALDI, Inc. but in 2014 had moved to a new role as the Vice President of Sales
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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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