Park Scholar Media Mentions

Several Park Scholars have received media attention in recent months for their work on entrepreneurial initiatives and causes ranging from medicine to girls’ empowerment, the environment, and affordable housing. Read on to learn how they’re positively impacting their communities.

Billy Askey ‘05 AIA, LEED AP Strives to Shape the Future of Architecture

Licensed architect and LEED Accredited Professional Billy Askey ‘05 began contemplating a career in design as a high school student, when an art teacher pushed him to understand how creativity influences and contributes to our environment.

From Zurich to Austin: Kathleen Powers ’05 Leaves Corporate World for the Classroom

posted 2011.09.30 Whenever Kathleen Powers ‘05 used to introduce herself as someone who worked in the tax field, she inevitably received a barrage of questions about personal income tax returns. Ironically, the former PricewaterhouseCoopers tax manager has never even completed her own tax return; however, she has audited the books of countless corporations over the course of her career in Switzerland.   While at NC State, Powers participated in a summer study abroad program in Vienna that sparked her interest in spending
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PAS Hosts Third Annual Homecoming Tailgate

Alumni enjoy Homecoming activities and NC State’s win over Southern Mississippi. On Saturday, Oct. 29, the Park Alumni Society held its third annual pre-game tailgate during NC State’s Homecoming weekend. More than 30 Park alumni and their friends came out for a BBQ tailgate co-sponsored by the NC State Alumni Association. Though the Pack got off to a slow start, the afternoon was capped off with a Wolfpack win, as the Pack beat Southern Miss, 21 to 17. During half-time,
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Park Scholarships Launches Redesign

On August 25, the Park Scholarships program unveiled its newly redesigned Web site. The new design provides more than just a facelift. In addition to the traditional information about the award, the site now features sections for high school counselors, recommenders and applicant’s family members. Profiles of students, alumni and faculty involved in the program, and an expanded frequently asked questions section also have been added. Since the program introduced online applications in 2002, it has worked to make its
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Park Alum’s ’Naked and Hungry’ A Success

A simple question helps the North Carolina Future Farmers of America get a huge response. What would you be without agriculture? It’s a simple question. And yet, by asking it, Christian Wilson (2003) helped NC State’s Future Farmers of America (FFA) chapter raise almost $16,000 and fund future FFA students. It all began with a t-shirt and the three-word answer: “Naked and Hungry.” While at NC State, Christian served as a presenter for both the NC State and NC FFA
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Board Approves Constitution, Class Liaisons

The Park Alumni Society board adopts a constitution and lays the groundwork for class representation. On July 20, the board held its third meeting in the Alumni Association Building. The meeting began with the passage of the Society’s constitution 8-0, with all attending members voting in the affirmative. The new document outlines the Society’s mission and sets forth the policies for membership, the board structure and future elections. Membership in the PAS will be open to all Program graduates and
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Alumna named NC Schweitzer Fellow

Shelly Strickland (2003) works to improve the health of North Carolina’s Native Americans. Shelly Strickland (2003) believes in making a difference. As a second-year medical student at ECU’s Brody School of Medicine, she’s well on her way. Yet, Shelly’s history of service began long before her medical career. The Pembroke, NC, native has served as an ambassador for the Lumbee tribe and the seven other Native American tribes of North Carolina for more than eight years. A former Miss Lumbee
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Alumni Association Follows New Grad

Park Scholar Kerr Robinson (2005) keeps an online journal of her experiences as a new graduate. The NC State Alumni Association is keeping close tabs on a recent Park Scholar graduate. Their online feature, ”Follow the New Grad,” spotlights Kerr Robinson (2005) who graduated in May with a Bachelors degree in Graphic Design and a minor in Business. Since then, Kerr has been busy making the transition to New York City and settling into her new job at design firm
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Alumna, Scholar Win DHS Awards

Meg Andrews (2004) and John Kelly (2007) have been recognized by the Department of Homeland Security. Two Park Scholarship recipients have been recognized by the US Department of Homeland Security. Alumna Meg Andrews (2004) was named a Homeland Security Fellow; John Kelly (2007) was named a Homeland Security Scholar. The awards honor students who pursue science and technology innovations that can be applied to the Department’s mission. John is a junior majoring in Computer Engineering. He is a member of
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