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A path well taken

At the age of 15, Josh Sawyer ’03 unexpectedly performed CPR on a neighbor until first-responders arrived. It was this moment that catapulted his interest in medicine. Today, Sawyer is an ER physician at Eastern Carolina Emergency Physicians in Wilmington, N.C. His trajectory has been one full of highs and lows. Volunteering with EMS throughout college, attending Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University, taking a year off from medical school to be a math teacher, five years of
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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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Media Mentions

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 of Dr. Amy Polen Stallings ‘00.

Meteorologist Kelly Mahoney ‘03 Forecasts Weather for a Changing Planet

Following is one of 28 first-person alumni profiles that were compiled in a photo book for the Park Foundation Trustees in September 2016. Each alumnus was ask to share highlights of his or her path from receiving the Park Scholarship to the present day.

Park Scholar Media Mentions

The following Park community members and initiatives have received media attention in recent weeks:

Daniel Hoag ‘03 Walks the Cutting Edge of Computer Technology

With hundreds of millions of users and one of the most iconic – and quirkily mercurial – logos, Google is among the world’s most familiar companies. Yet while many of us turn to Google search for information daily, few know its behind-the-scenes intricacies as well as Daniel Hoag ‘03. A software engineer at Google’s headquarters in Mountain View, Calif., he has dabbled in several of the company’s key initiatives.

Jessica Hooks ‘03: Why I Give Back

“I wouldn’t be where I am today without the Park Scholarships program.” I’ve heard that statement come out of so many mouths over the past 12 years since I graduated as a proud Park Scholar in the Class of 2003. I, too, have said it, but its meaning has evolved over time.

Daniel Malechuk ‘03 Ascends as Leader in Food Service Industry

Career-savvy college graduates recognize that one must embrace both challenges and opportunities to achieve professional fulfillment. One such young alumnus was Daniel Malechuk ‘03, who graduated with a business management major and a Spanish minor and has spent the past eleven years clambering up the corporate ladder.

Vance Whitaker ‘03 Crosses Agriculture with Business to Breed Sweet Career

Vance Whitaker ‘03, an assistant professor at the University of Florida, graduated from NC State with degrees in horticultural science and agricultural business management. He now has what might be the sweetest job on earth: he breeds strawberries.