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Class of 2018 will present William C. Friday Award to Amy Gage Wright

North Carolina State University’s Park Scholarships Class of 2018 will present the 19th annual William C. Friday Award to Amy Gage Wright on Wednesday, January 31 at 5:30 pm in NC State’s Talley Student Union Mountains Ballroom. Ms. Wright is the Founder and CEO of Bitty & Beau’s Coffee, an award-winning coffee shop in Wilmington, NC that employs over 40 intellectually disabled employees. Wright will deliver a lecture immediately following the award presentation. The event is free and open to
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Media Mentions

The following Park Scholars, alumni, and faculty received media attention in recent weeks:

Park Scholar Media Mentions

Quite a few members of the Park Scholarships community have appeared in the media over the past two months:

Park March Madness Motivates Scholars To Give Back

This year marks the completion of the fifth annual Park Scholarships March Madness: a two-pronged, friendly competition between current scholars to see which class will have the highest percentage of donor participants and contribute the highest dollar amount in donations.

Park Scholar Media Mentions

The following Park Scholars and alumni received media coverage in recent weeks:

Ashley Lawson ‘18 Aspires To Elevate Education in Rural North Carolina

You can never truly leave home. Hometowns shape us and make us into who we are as people and as professionals. Ashley Lawson’s hometown has given her a sense of purpose she never expected.  

Park Scholar Media Mentions

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

Christian Fuda ‘18 Strides into the Field of Product Design

Unconventional as it might seem, an ocean-damaged pair of shoes spurred Christian Fuda’s passion for industrial design. When Fuda ‘18 was a rising high school junior, he revived his saltwater-logged sneakers by hand-painting them. This project evolved into a hobby—and eventually a small business, Fuda Customs—as his classmates and others took notice and began to place orders for paint jobs for their shoes. As committed to function as he is to form, Fuda conducted research and identified techniques to prevent
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Park Scholar Media Mentions

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

Richa Patel ‘18 Tackles Technology Policy in State Department Internship

Richa Patel ‘18 is the first recipient of the Jenny Chang Public Policy Endowment Award. Created to honor the memory of Jenny Chang ’00, this fund supports Park Scholars pursuing public policy internships or employment in Washington, D.C. Patel, an aerospace engineering and political science double major with her sights on a career in science and technology policy, spent this past summer in our nation’s capital interning with the State Department’s Office of the Science & Technology Adviser to the
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