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Park Parent and Selection Committee Member Brent Bumgarner Pledges 9th Co-Named Park Scholarship
This spring, the Park Scholarships program received a commitment for the 9th co-named Park Scholarship from a supporter long-connected with the program: Park parent and volunteer Brent Bumgarner.
The Park Scholarships Program Marks 25 Years
From NC State Engineering magazine:
NC State’s Park Scholarships program welcomed its 25th class to campus this fall. Of the 41 students in the class of 2024, 20 announced plans to study in the College of Engineering. In most years, more Park Scholars study in COE than any other college.
Melanie Conklin ’00 Writes Her Own Story
Melanie Conklin '00 worked as a product designer for years before changing careers to become a successful author. Addison Hughes '24 interviews Conklin about her experiences.
The following Park Scholars, alumni, and faculty received media attention in recent weeks:
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...
Carrie Farley ‘00 Takes on the World of Project Finance
Carrie Farley ’00 arrived at NC State expecting to graduate as an engineer. But instead of sitting in front of a computer screen writing code,...
Park Scholar Media Mentions
The following Park Scholars and Park Scholar initiatives have received media attention in recent weeks:
Park Alumni and Leadership Coaches Afford Class of 2017 Perspective
Two days prior to the start of their junior year, the Class of 2017 took part in “Concepts and Models,” a half-day session that’s part...
Melanie (Andres) Conklin ’00 Discovers the Power of Writing, Earns Book Deal
It goes without saying that many authors follow unorthodox paths in life, not necessarily beginning in writing. J.K. Rowling was working for Amnesty International when...
Tommy Vitolo ’00 Combats Climate Change – One Community at a Time
When Tommy Vitolo ‘00 is not identifying opportunities to reduce air pollution, carbon emissions, and electricity bills as an associate for Synapse Energy Economics, he’s writing...