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Erika Gutierrez ’09 Unites Clinical Research, Policy, and Humanitarian Work

Following is one of 28 first-person alumni profiles that were compiled in a photo book for the Park Foundation Trustees in September 2016. Each alumnus was ask to share highlights of his or her path from receiving the Park Scholarship to the present day.

The Tyler Confrey-Maloney Study Abroad Grant: Investing in the Impact of International Experiences

In a survey of recent Park Scholarships graduates, nearly 90% of respondents reported having had at least one international experience over the course of their undergraduate years – whether study abroad, research, a professional conference, an internship, service, or an alternative pursuit.

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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Vinnie Feucht ’11 Receives Scholarship to Focus on Sustainable Poverty Reduction in Africa

Vinnie Feucht ‘11 is the recipient of a scholarship to participate in ThinkImpact’s Innovation Institute this summer in Africa. The Innovation Institute is an opportunity for students to live in rural African communities, learn about social entrepreneurship, and work collaboratively with community members to develop social products and services that can be managed and sustained locally. “Lots of people talk about changing the world but don’t manage to do so in a sustainable way. What intrigues me about ThinkImpact is
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Tyler Confrey-Maloney ’13 Combines Sustainable Development and Higher Education in Rural South Africa

Tyler Confrey-Maloney ‘13 spent his summer living in a Shangaan village in South Africa as a global development intern for the nonprofit organization ThinkImpact. Interns with the organization serve as catalysts and business advisors for local entrepreneurs. ThinkImpact’s work is based on the model of Asset-Based Community Development, which capitalizes on community skills and resources to create sustainable, revenue generating programs led by members of the community. This model is a departure from development approaches that foster dependency, and approaches
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