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Three Alumni in Triangle Business Journal’s 2018 “40 Under 40” List

The Park Scholarships program prepares scholars for lifelong contributions to the campus, state, nation, and world. Neal Robbins ’01, Jennifer Morgan ’02, and Will Quick ’07 carried this with them well beyond graduation and have each been recognized with a Triangle Business Journal 2018 40 Under 40 Award for their efforts. To qualify for the award, nominees were required to hold a leadership role of importance in their organizations, make significant achievements in their career in 2017, and have had
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Sarah Ho Receives Award for Excellence

Sarah Ho, Park Scholarships senior assistant director, was selected to receive the 2018 Award for Excellence for the NC State University Chancellor’s Unit. She was selected from a field of outstanding employees who contribute greatly to the university. In the Park Scholarships office, Ho leads the execution of most of the Park Scholars’ developmental experiences, including two Learning Labs, two retreats, a year-long Freshman Seminar, Service Raleigh, and the Park Enrichment Grants. She also plays key roles in the selection
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Class of 2018 presented William C. Friday Award to Amy Gage Wright

North Carolina State University’s Park Scholarships Class of 2018 presented 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 people.

Class of 2017 Presents William C. Friday Award to UNC President Emeritus Tom Ross

North Carolina State University’s Park Scholarships Class of 2017 presented the 18th annual William C. Friday Award to Thomas W. Ross, President of the Volcker Alliance and President Emeritus of the 17-campus University of North Carolina, on Monday, February 27 at 5:30 pm in NC State’s Hunt Library Duke Energy Hall. Immediately following the award presentation, Ross delivered a lecture addressing his recent work on nonpartisan redistricting.

Class of 2015 Presents William C. Friday Award to Behavioral Economist Dan Ariely

North Carolina State University’s Park Scholarships Class of 2015 presented the 16th annual William C. Friday Award to behavioral economist Dan Ariely on Monday, November 17, 2014 at NC State’s Talley Student Union.

Class of 2014 to Present William C. Friday Award to Red Hat CEO Jim Whitehurst

North Carolina State University’s Park Scholarships Class of 2014 will present the 15th annual William C. Friday Award to Mr. Jim Whitehurst, president and CEO of Red Hat, the world’s leading provider of open source enterprise software. The award will be presented on Wednesday, March 26 from 5:30-7:00 PM in the Hunt Auditorium of the James B. Hunt, Jr. Library on Centennial Campus at North Carolina State University.

Class of 2013 to Present William C. Friday Award to Principal Chief Michell Hicks

posted 2013.03.15 The Class of 2013 will present the 14th annual William C. Friday Award to Michell Hicks, Principal Chief of the Eastern Band of the Cherokee Nation. The award presentation is open to the public and will be held on Monday, April 15, 2013 at 5:30pm in the Hunt Auditorium of the James B. Hunt Jr. Library on Centennial Campus. Hicks is the leader of the only federally-recognized Native American tribe in North Carolina. Since his election to the role of Principal Chief
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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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Class of 2011 Presents William C. Friday Award to Geomagic Co-Founder Ping Fu

Ping Fu, co-founder of Geomagic, received the William C. Friday Award on February 23 at a presentation in the Talley Student Center on the NC State University campus. 2011 William C. Friday Award recipient Ping Fu. The honor was presented by Kat Griffin ‘11, chair of the William C. Friday Award committee. Following the presentation, Fu gave a talk entitled “Everything is Waiting for You.” Geomagic is a leading U.S. software company pioneering technologies which fundamentally change the way products
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Joy Tongsri Receives Award for Excellence

Joy Tongsri, Park Scholarships associate director, was selected to receive the 2010 Award for Excellence for the NC State University Chancellor’s Unit. She was selected from a field of outstanding employees who contribute greatly to the university. In the Park Scholarships office, Tongrsi has coordinated efforts such as the Senior Retreat, Learning Lab II, and Finalist Weekend. She is also deeply involved in efforts across NC State’s campus to make the university a better place. In 2006, Tongrsi became involved
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