Park Scholar Media Mentions

The following Park Scholars and alumni received media coverage in recent weeks:

Brian Parham ’11 Guides Policy To Combat Wildlife Trafficking

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.

Brian Tavener ’04 Transforms from Wolfpack Red as a Member of the Blue Man Group

Brian Tavener ‘04 did something very unusual for an NC State alumnus: he turned blue. Tavener has been a member of the Blue Man Group, an international spectacle in which three people dress in bald caps, blue black costumes and makeup, for more than six years.

NC State Team Receives Top Awards at Walt Disney Imagineering Competition

posted 2012.02.23 Brian Gaudio ‘13 and Kyle Thompson ‘13 were among four NC State students to win first place and best of show awards at the Walt Disney Imagineering ImagiNations Design Competition in February. Now in its 21st year, ImagiNations is a competition created by Walt Disney Imagineering to promote careers in creative fields and provide university students with the opportunity to gain design experience. Students from across the country were challenged to create a new Disney entertainment experience for a human
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White House Names Park Scholar Brian Ferris ’03 a Champion of Change

posted 2011.08.01 Brian Ferris ‘03 was one of a select group of Americans to be named a Champion of Change in the area of technology and innovation by the White House. Ferris received this recognition for his work with open-source software and public transportation systems.   Ferris and his colleague David Emory worked with the Tri-County Metropolitan Transportation District of Portland to develop a multi-modal trip planner. The open-source planner is continually being enhanced by transit agencies around the globe.
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