Park Scholar Media Mentions

Several Park Scholars have received media attention in recent months for their work on entrepreneurial initiatives and causes ranging from medicine to girls’ empowerment, the environment, and affordable housing. Read on to learn how they’re positively impacting their communities.

Allison Nolker ‘13 Inspires Young Musicians with Birdsong Studies

“A bird doesn’t sing because it has an answer, it sings because it has a song.” – Maya Angelou Allison Nolker ‘13 is currently a master’s student at NC State studying zoology with concentrations in anthrozoology and bioacoustics. Nolker, who has had a lifelong interest in animals and human-animal interactions, piloted the accelerated dual bachelor’s/master’s program in zoology. Her current research focuses on the evolution of bird songs, particularly mockingbirds.

Seniors March to Save Babies

Park Scholars from the class of 2005 spent their time at NC State promoting the March of Dimes and raising folic acid awareness. Allison Hauser (2005) has a passion for babies. As a board member for the March of Dimes triangle division and state board, she also has a mission—to help ensure that all babies are born healthy. Allison first volunteered with March of Dimes (MOD) in high school, but it was at NC State that her involvement exploded—as did
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