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Park Scholar Media Mentions

Quite a few Park Scholars and alumni received media coverage in recent weeks: Michael Ian Cedar talked with Chasta Hamilton Calhoun ’07 about reinvention as part of his blog, “The Legacy of You.” Hamilton Calhoun owns Raleigh-based Stage Doore Dance. She, along with Mitch Danforth ’07 and Kyle Held ’09, led a presentation on this same topic during the first biannual sPark in April 2016.     Following the fatal police shooting of Keith Lamont Scott in Charlotte earlier this
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Eric Scholz ‘12 “Masters” the Art of Small-Business Ownership

Eric Scholz ‘12 believes in doing things for the right reasons. That’s why the former mechanical engineering major now owns an eponymous music production business specializing in the mixing and mastering of vocal and a cappella music.

A Tale of Three Teachers

Across North Carolina’s Triangle and Triad, Philip Boyne, Mollie Richardson Williams, and Jasmine Frantz are working to inspire the next generation of scholars and leaders. They are teaching more than physics, chemistry and math, respectively, as they bring the values learned as Park Scholars into the classroom.

Anne Watson ’12 Uncovers Buried Interfaces of Organic Thin-Film Transistors

posted 2012.06.06 Anne Watson ‘12 has been investigating how certain organic materials play a role in devices including solar cells and transistors. Funded by a Park Enrichment Grant this past spring, Watson has been able to examine a system of locally constructed thin-film transistors composed of all-polymer materials that are cost-effective and environmentally friendly. Using techniques developed by fellow members of the Ade Research Group in the Department of Physics, new information has been obtained that correlates transistor device performance
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Jasmine Flood ’12 Receives Geoffrey Beene National Scholarship

posted 2012.02.03 Jasmine Flood ‘12 was among a select group of upcoming designers awarded the Geoffrey Beene National Scholarship at the Young Menswear Association Fashion Scholarship Fund awards dinner at the Waldorf Astoria in New York earlier this year. To compete for the $30,000 award, Flood spent months of preparation on a case study. “My case study involved designing fabrics and creating an innovative product and service that would stimulate growth for a specific retailer in the bedding industry currently
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Former Ambassador to South Africa James A. Joseph to Receive Friday Award

The Park Scholarships Class of 2012 has selected James A. Joseph as the recipient of the William C. Friday Award. Joseph will receive the honor on Wednesday, January 25, 2012 at 5:30pm on the North Carolina State University campus in the McKimmon Center. The evening will begin with a reception in his honor, followed by the award presentation and a lecture from Joseph. Joseph was chosen by President Clinton to serve as ambassador to South Africa and he remained in
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Park Scholars Design Service-Learning Experience in Belize

posted 2011.10.14 This past summer, William Coe ‘14, Tyler Confrey-Maloney ‘13, Vincent Feucht ‘11, Jeb Fox ‘14, Luke Perkins ‘14, and Garik Sadovy ‘12 traveled to Belize for a two week experiential learning trip focusing on education, the economy, and the environment. The team consisted of an eclectic group of individuals, among them a pre-med philosopher, an English major, and future engineers representing areas including biological and agricultural, chemical, civil, and materials science engineering. The students developed the Central American
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Park Scholars Gain Clinical Experience at Brody School of Medicine

posted 2011.09.19 This past summer, three Park Scholars held internships at East Carolina University’s Brody School of Medicine and immersed themselves in a unique clinical opportunity.   Dr. Wiley Nifong, Andrew Miller, Mark Draelos, and Dr. Randolph Chitwood prepare for a surgical procedure. Mark Draelos ‘12 and Andrew Miller ‘13 worked in the East Carolina Heart Institute under Dr. Randolph Chitwood and Dr. Wiley Nifong. The students observed surgical procedures with Chitwood and learned about minimally invasive heart surgery techniques
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Rachel Turner ’12 Engages in Colic Recovery Research with College of Veterinary Medicine Professor

posted 2011.09.08 With the support of a Park Enrichment Grant, Rachel Turner ‘12 attended the 10th Annual International Colic Research Symposium in Indianapolis where her research on colic recovery was presented by Dr. Matthew Gerard, a clinical associate professor of large animal surgery in the NC State University College of Veterinary Medicine.   Rachel Turner analyzes equine colic data with Dr. Matthew Gerard. For the past year, Gerard and Turner have collaborated to determine risk factors that lead to the failure of
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NC State Belltower to Shine Red for Garik Sadovy ’12

posted 2011.05.05 On Friday, May 6, the NC State Belltower will be bathed in red to celebrate the recent accomplishments of Park Scholar and University Honors Program student Garik Sadovy ‘12. Sadovy was named a recipient of the David L. Boren Scholarship by the National Security Education Program (NSEP) and the Morris K. Udall Scholarship by the Udall Foundation. Sadovy will use the awards to fund a year abroad in Indonesia. While in Indonesia, he will study language, culture, business, and ecology
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