NC State faculty have played a critical role in the Park Scholarships program since its inception 20 years ago, but few faculty members have been involved with the program as heavily or in as many ways as Dr. Gerald H. Elkan, professor emeritus of microbiology.
As a high school student looking ahead to college, Ryan Thompson ‘06 planned to major in either mechanical or biomedical engineering. Upon touring the NC State campus, however, he happened upon the College of Textiles. There he learned about opportunities for integrating engineering applications with his passion for getting out into nature.
Although Park Scholars’ backgrounds and interests are widely varied, many alumni have found a home at Deloitte. Deloitte provides audit, tax, consulting, enterprise risk, and financial advisory services for many of the largest companies in the world, including many of the Fortune 500.
Being both a Division I athlete and a Park Scholar could be daunting for a freshman, but not for varsity cheerleader Mikayla Raleigh ’17. A young master of the art of time management, Raleigh is making the most of her collegiate experience.
Remy Roque ‘06 is about to graduate from medical school and begin his career as an anesthesiologist, but like many students, as he was growing up he didn’t always have a clear view of his future career.
Sitting in her guidance counselor’s office, high school senior and star athlete Georgia Davis Brown ‘06 looked over the blank application before her – and slid it back across the desk to her counselor, incredulous that she had what it took to be selected for a Park Scholarship.
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.
In March 2013, Park Scholars Austin Bath ’15, Emily Bissett ’14, Stuart Bumgarner ’14, Shannon Gillespie ’06, and Enioluwafe Ojo ’15 traveled to Santo Domingo, Ecuador to host medical clinics in locations across the city.
posted 2013.02.10 To be successful in a company like Red Hat, the world’s leading provider of open source technology, one needs passion, and neither Jordan O’Mara ‘07 nor Jason Wong ‘06 is short on that. The two Park Scholar alumni have done very well in pursuing their passions for intellectual property and communications. While at NC State, Wong, a senior consultant for Red Hat, worked with theEngineering Entrepreneurs Program, while O’Mara, a senior software engineer, spent countless hours in the Open Courseware Lab. Both
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posted 2012.08.15 According to the National Center for Education Statistics, the number of students enrolled in public charter schools more than tripled from 340,000 to 1.4 million between 1999 and 2009. During that period, the percentage of charter schools that were high-poverty schools increased from 13 to 30 percent. In 2010, Hannah Whitaker ‘06 became a founding teacher at the SOAR Charter School, a school in Denver, Colorado that combines innovative approaches in the classroom with enrichment opportunities to foster socially
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