In October the Class of 2019 traveled to Washington, D.C. for the Learning Lab II experience, designed to allow sophomore Park Scholars to develop a critical understanding of a nationally-relevant topic by interacting with leaders immersed in that issue. The class chose to examine how leaders balance ethics and efficacy when navigating the relationships between political campaign organizations and the media—a particularly relevant topic in the context of the contentious 2016 presidential election.
As a young college student who shadowed physicians while in high school, Shelly (Strickland) Lowery ‘04 was initially uncertain whether she wanted to pursue a career in medicine. She opted to double major in biomedical and biological engineering at NC State, believing these fields to be the best match for her love of mathematics and science as well as her tentative interest in medicine.
For many Park Scholars, a key benefit of being part of this program community is having access to now 16 classes of alumni who are eager to offer advice regarding careers and graduate study. The Park Scholarships intranet, SPIFFY, is one forum through which alumni share job and internship leads and where scholars of all classes can make professional connections.
Brian Tavener ‘04 did something very unusual for an NC State alumnus: he turned blue. Tavener has been a member of the Blue Man Group, an international spectacle in which three people dress in bald caps, blue black costumes and makeup, for more than six years.
The Park Scholarship is the highest academic and leadership award at N.C. State, and a magnet for top high school students from across the country. For Womble Carlyle attorneys Matt Latrick, Larry Moye and Kim Richards, the Park Scholarship also was a launching pad for their current legal careers.
posted 2013.01.30 As a Park Scholar, Laura Parham ‘04 learned to value service to others. Her interest in humanitarian efforts has led her to Ethiopia to work for the Center for National Health Development (CNHDE) through GlaxoSmithKline (GSK). For Parham, the company’s PULSE program was a perfect fit. PULSE allows employees the opportunity to work with a non-profit or non-governmental organization for up to six months. In the process, GSK employees make a difference in communities while developing as leaders. Laura Parham in the city center of the Millennium Village
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posted 2012.04.11 This spring, Park Scholars and alumni were named recipients of several distinguished national scholarships and fellowships. Congratulations to Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship recipients Richard Deans ‘13, Ian Hill ‘13, and Heidi Klumpe ‘13; National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellows Tyler Barry ‘09, Allie Landry ‘11, and Alex Schlegel ‘04; and Morris K. Udall Scholarship recipient Gretchen Stokes ‘13. Barry M. Goldwater Scholarships Richard Deans, Ian Hill, and Heidi Klumpe were awarded the Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship. The Barry M.
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posted 2012.02.24 According to the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), 65,000 of Ukraine’s 9 million children live in orphanages, shelters, and boarding schools run by the government. Over the last decade, the number of children living in Ukrainian institutions has doubled; this high rate of child abandonment is attributed to factors such as poverty, unemployment, and substance abuse. “It is pure joy for our team when we can see that our efforts have kept even one of these precious
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Deb Kull (2004) helps Vietnamese refugees find a place to call home. When Hurricane Katrina struck the gulf region in September 2005, Americans everywhere watched the events unfold on their televisions. This included Park alumna, Deb Kull, who followed the coverage from her residence at Oxford University. ”I kept thinking to myself, ’What can I do?’,” she remembers. And then the phone rang. It was the director of Boat People SOS (BPSOS), an AmeriCorps VISTA program that helps Vietnamese refugees
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Park alum and Excellence Fellowship recipient Mark Darby (2004) evaluates North Carolina schools. When Mark Darby (2004) entered the Education Research Methodology department in the School of Education at UNC-Greensboro last year, he did so with a unique distinction. The Shallotte native was among the youngest recipients of UNCG’s Excellence Fellowship, a $14,000 merit scholarship given to first-year doctoral students. Now in his second year of the Master’s/Ph. D. program, Mark has a research assistantship. But his focus is still
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