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Jada Hester ’20 looks at the wage gap as a WomenNC Scholar

Jada Hester ’21 was named one of ten WomenNC Scholars from across the state. WomenNC is a local non-profit committed to finding solutions to advance women’s human rights and gender equality. As part of the program, Hester’s research focused on the wage gap among women in Durham, North Carolina — specifically, the disparity between pay for white and non-white women. She was also afforded the opportunity to participate in the Juanita M. Bryant United Nations Commission on the Status of
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Park Scholars Host Gerald H. Elkan Distinguished Lecture in Science and Society Featuring Nicole Lurie

North Carolina State University’s Park Scholarships Classes of 2020 and 2021 will host the second Gerald H. Elkan Distinguished Lecture in Science and Society, featuring internationally-renowned health services researcher and health policy expert Dr. Nicole Lurie on Monday, September 23 from 5:30-6:30 p.m. in the James B. Hunt Jr. Library, Duke Energy Hall. The lecture, “Reaching the Other Side: Lessons from the Intersection of Medicine and Policy”, will immediately be followed by a reception, with both events being free and
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Park Scholars don’t just learn, they do

Enrichment experiences are vital to a student’s education and preparation for life beyond NC State. Belton Moore ’20 recognizes this importance and has been sure to take the reins on his involvement in- and outside of the classroom. With an interest in public policy, including immigration, trade, tribal relations, and rural economic development, Moore sought to broaden his experiential reach. Thus far, Moore has studied abroad in both China and Mexico, attended a public policy leadership conference at the Harvard
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Launching a career in aerospace engineering

Alina Creamer ’20 has just completed her sophomore year at NC State, yet packs an impressive resume. Starting with an internship at Lockheed Martin while in high school, she has since added internships at NASA Langley Research Center (LaRC) and Northrop Grumman Innovation Systems. With a major in aerospace engineering, the internships have allowed her to apply concepts learned in the classroom to the real world and has provided her with the connections needed for a bright career. In the
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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.

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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Aoife Sinclair ’20: Two Internships, One Year

As a sophomore, Aoife Sinclair ’20 has already built an impressive resume. For the past two semesters, she has taken a break from her studies to pursue internships with Sesame Street and Full Frontal with Samantha Bee. These experiences are an integral part of who she is and the career path she plans to follow.

Media Mentions

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

An Inside Look at Reborn Clothing Co.: A Refurbished Clothing & Accessory Line by Emily Neville ’20

Emily Neville ‘20 is revolutionizing the way we think about clothing and sustainability with her new fashion line, Reborn Clothing Co. At Reborn Clothing Co., they understand that we as Americans have too much “stuff.” Under Neville’s guidance, a team of highly-skilled fashion designers will help you transform the garments that are a bit harder to let go of into something you will actually use, such as a laptop case or a tote. Reborn Clothing Co. is combatting the effects
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Park Scholar Media Mentions

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