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sPark 2018 Schedule Overview

Schedule Overview

Friday, April 6 – 5:30-9:00 pm
5:30-6:30 pm – Check-In and Welcome Reception
6:30-8:00 pm – Dinner and Event Kickoff with Chancellor Randy Woodson
– Keynote Address: Carrie Farley ‘00, Managing Director, Iris Advisory
8:00-9:00 pm – Reconnect with classmates; make new connections! (Cash bar)

Saturday, April 7 – 8:00 am-8:00 pm
8:00-9:00 am – Continental Breakfast (and Late Check-In)
9:00-10:15 am – What’s Your sPark?
Park Scholars and NC State Faculty share their passions, TED-style
– Dr. Richard Ezike ‘05
Dr. Zhen Gu (NC State Professor of Biomedical Engineering)
– Garik Sadovy ‘12
– Emily Neville ‘20
– Dr. Tommy Vitolo ‘00
10:15-10:30 am – Break
10:30-11:30 am – Breakout Session #1
Diverse Teams and Experiential Learning in Secondary and Higher
Education – Case Studies and Best Practices

– Dr. Kylie Goodell King ‘08
– Julia Cavanaugh Scull ‘08
Climate & Environment
– Jessie Ritter ‘10
– Dr. Tommy Vitolo ‘00
Showing Your sPark: Building and Communicating a Brand
– Joe Bond ’15
– Chasta Hamilton ’07
11:30 am-12:30 pm – Lunch
12:30-1:30 pm – Let the sParks Fly! – Structured Networking Session
Inspire and be inspired by fellow members of the Park Scholarships community. Eva Feucht will guide us to “Undiscovered Luck.”
1:30-1:45 pm – Break
1:45-2:45 pm – Breakout Session #2
Overcoming Imposter Syndrome
– Leah Haile ’13
– Clarissa Rainear ’19
– Mary Charles Hale ’13
The Pillars of Early Entrepreneurship
– Bryan Cooper ‘21
– Jasmine Flood ‘12
– David Flowers ‘21
– Ben Gray ‘21
Breaking down barriers and empowering patients: How health professionals can develop a culture of health and wellness
– Dr. Ricky Bloomfield ’02
– Will Coe ’14
2:45-3:00 pm – Break
3:00-4:00 pm – Breakout Session #3
From Fungus to Facial Recognition: How Park Scholar Alums Use Technology and Novel Research to sPark Innovation in Healthcare
– Matthew Draelos ’14
– Dr. Anna Hurst ’05
– Jess Greenwood ’03
Education and Empowering Citizens
– Dr. Matthew Campbell ’05
– Ashley Lawson ’18
– Kim Lawson
Self-Development and sParking Your Potential: When to Push the Gas and When to Tap the Brakes?
– Eva Feucht ’02
– Caroline Lockrow Parulski ’05
– Chaffee Viets
4:00-4:15 pm – Break
4:15 – 5:00 pm – State of the Park
5:00 pm – 6:00 pm – Happy Hour
– Live Music: Kaliope and the Castle Talent (featuring Kali Fillhart ’20)
6:00 pm – Dinner
– Remarks from Reunion Class Speakers
– Call to Action!

Sunday, April 8 – 10:00 am-1:00pm
10:00-11:00 am – Memorial Bell Tower Tour with Dr. Tom Stafford
11:00 am-1:00 pm – Pizzas in Peele! Bring your families!

For a look back at sPark 2016, check out the schedule and photos from our inaugural Park Scholarships symposium.