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February Park Enrichment Grants Awarded

The Park Enrichment Grant committee made the following awards to Park Scholars who submitted proposals by the February 1 deadline:

Upcoming Service-Related Opportunities

Consider participating in any/all of these upcoming service-related opportunities!

Emma Thompson ’17 Pursues Holistic Path to a Future in Medicine

Since she was a child, Emma Thompson ’17 knew that she wanted to pursue a career in the medical field. While the southern Mississippi native entered NC State as an engineering major, she took advantage of her freshman year to explore and refine her academic interests.

Class of 2017 Presents William C. Friday Award to UNC President Emeritus Tom Ross

North Carolina State University’s Park Scholarships Class of 2017 presented the 18th annual William C. Friday Award to Thomas W. Ross, President of the Volcker Alliance and President Emeritus of the 17-campus University of North Carolina, on Monday, February 27 at 5:30 pm in NC State’s Hunt Library Duke Energy Hall. Immediately following the award presentation, Ross delivered a lecture addressing his recent work on nonpartisan redistricting.

Park Scholars Host Inaugural Gerald H. Elkan Distinguished Lecture in Science and Society Featuring Marc Edwards

North Carolina State University’s Park Scholarships Class of 2019 hosted the program’s inaugural Gerald H. Elkan Distinguished Lecture in Science and Society, featuring MacArthur Fellow and water quality engineer Dr. Marc Edwards, on Tuesday, March 21 from 5:30-6:30 pm. The lecture, entitled “Truth Seeking by the Lights of Perverted Science: Exposing the Flint Water Disaster,” was held in the Hunt Library Duke Energy Hall, and a reception immediately followed. Both the lecture and reception were free and open to the public. Those
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Join Krispy Kreme Challenge for Inaugural Benefit (and More!)

The Krispy Kreme Challenge, a beloved NC State tradition initiated by Park Scholars, draws thousands of participants annually from all over the nation (and even the world). Since its inception, the race has raised more than half of its $2 million commitment to the UNC Children’s Hospital. Join us for any or all of these exciting Krispy Kreme Challenge events in 2017:

Park Scholar Media Mentions

The following Park Scholars and alumni received media coverage over the past couple of months:

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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Park Scholar Media Mentions

The following Park community members and initiatives have received media attention in recent weeks:

Alex Loflin ‘17 Finds Niche Where Environmental Sustainability and Community Development Meet

Alex Loflin ‘17 discovered her love for environmental science and conservation through her participation in North Carolina Envirothon competitions during middle and high school. She came to NC State to pursue these passions with the goal of becoming an environmental educator within a park system, science museum, or nonprofit organization that would allow her to equip others to be environmental stewards. Loflin’s coursework as a natural resources major and extension education minor has not only developed her technical knowledge, but
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