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Student Giving Nears 100% During Park March Madness

Park Scholarships sixth annual March Madness student giving campaign had extremely impressive results. The March Madness campaign challenges current Park Scholars to give back to the program, and it is intended to fuel friendly competition between the four current Park classes and generate financial support for the Park Scholarships program. Each class was challenged to reach 100% class participation this year.

Christian Rust ’19 leads project on solar bus stop

It is hard to believe that Christian Rust, a rising-senior Park Scholar double majoring in chemical engineering and textile engineering, once questioned his ability to make an impact on a campus as large as NC State’s. But with a passion for service and human-centered innovation, Rust has come to the right place to leave his legacy. “Coming in freshman year and hearing about all the amazing events, programs, and projects the Park Scholars have led is tremendously inspiring,” he says.
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The Special Olympics Play Unified: Invitational Games

Maggie DeWeese ’18, Zach Patel ’20, and Justin Traenkle ’19 are working together on a Community Enrichment Initiative (CEI) titled The Special Olympics Play Unified: Invitational Games. It is an event sponsored by the NC State Unified Club and Special Olympics North Carolina, to pair NC State students and Special Olympic athletes. With the goal of providing athletes with intellectual and developmental disorders the ability to continue playing Unified sports as they grow older, it also allows for NC State
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Media Mentions

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

Casey Sokolovic ’19 and Help Them LAST – Love a Sea Turtle

Casey Sokolovic ’19 started a fundraiser for sea turtles when she was eight years old. After a field trip to the Karen Beasley Sea Turtle Rescue and Rehabilitation Center on Topsail Island where the tremendous need for financial support was apparent, Sokolovic wanted to help. In her hometown of Greenville, NC, she sold turtle-shaped sugar cookies to raise money and called it Help Them LAST – Love a Sea Turtle. From there, her love for sea turtles quickly escalated to
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Dan Malechuk ’03 Shows Parker Lee ’19 the Food Sales Ropes

Dan Malechuk ’03 and Parker Lee ’19 may not have imagined when Dan interviewed Parker for the Park Scholarship in 2015 that one day in the not so distant future they would be colleagues, but four short years and a job offer later, that is precisely their relationship. Malechuk, a former Park Scholar, had previously acted as the Director of Corporate Purchasing at ALDI, Inc. but in 2014 had moved to a new role as the Vice President of Sales
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Media Mentions

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

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:

Park Scholar Media Mentions

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