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Minimizing “Dirty Smoke”: Richard Ezike ‘05 Shifts Gears from Engineering to Policy

Richard “Memie” Ezike ‘05 can trace his interests in environmentalism and the public good back to a specific moment in his childhood. One day when he was 7 years old, he watched as a tractor trailer rumbled through the apartment complex where he lived in Johnson City, Tenn., spewing black smoke from its exhaust tailpipe. Contemplating the negative effects this “dirty smoke” had on the air he and his neighbors were breathing, Ezike knew he wanted to do something to
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Park Scholar Media Mentions

The following Park Scholars and Park Faculty Scholars have received media attention in recent weeks for their entrepreneurial ventures, anthropological breakthroughs, and commitment to regional dialect preservation:

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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