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:
Reflecting on his career choice, Jon Clemmons ‘08, who earned an undergraduate degree in business administration with a concentration in finance, recalled a quote from baseball great Yogi Berra: “‘When you come to a fork in the road, take it.’” “After completing an internship with a financial firm and another with a minor league baseball team,” Clemmons said, “it was time to decide which road I was going to take. It was either pursue the business side of baseball, or
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Lindsey Robinson ‘08 has had a longstanding interest in helping others through science. This passion, coupled with an undergraduate degree in chemical and biomolecular engineering, has propelled her to conduct groundbreaking work in the pharmaceutical industry.
Jeremy Diner says the highlight of his undergraduate career at NC State was learning about some of the world’s biggest problems and, as an Environmental Technology major, gaining hands-on skills that could solve these problems. His academic advisor, Dr. Robert Bruck, inspired Diner to pursue the path of an environmentalist.
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.
During her time at NC State, where she completed an undergraduate degree in biological sciences in 2008, Anna Shope’s roles as a Park Scholar, member of Phi Beta Kappa, and philanthropy chair of Delta Zeta sorority cultivated her commitment to service. Reflecting on this period, she remarks, “My Park Scholarships experience has shown me how to be an independent, free-thinking, effective leader.”
As a child, Lauren Wall ‘08 was treated for an autoimmune condition. Wall’s experience inspired her ongoing mission to improve health care for children around the globe.
As a program coordinator for Operation Smile, Lauren Wall ‘08 organizes medical missions in developing countries to provide children with free surgeries to treat facial deformities, such as cleft palate and cleft lip. Although her primary territory includes Brazil, Venezuela, and Ecuador, Wall’s work has recently taken her to India and Bolivia. Wall spends over half of her year outside the United States coordinating the work of medical professionals who perform the surgeries. In addition to the immediate benefit of
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Park Scholars and alumni will travel to Honduras this holdiay season bringing good cheer and health. Read and learn how you can participate. What better time to give back than the start of a new year? From December 26th through January 1st, a team of Park Scholars and alumni will be traveling to Honduras with the organization Global Medical Brigades to conduct health clinics in needy villages. These brigades typically serve 1,500 patients in one week, patients that otherwise do
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printer friendly Park Scholar Todd Smalling, spent the summer of 2008 in the Big Apple with the Equity Derivatives Group of J.P. Morgan Chase. Park Scholar Todd Smalling, spent the summer of 2008 in the Big Apple with the Equity Derivatives Group of J.P. Morgan Chase. The business finance major described the ten-week period as exciting, challenging, rewarding, tough, and the time of his life. During the internship, Todd created and presented derivative trade ideas, wrote weekly market updates
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