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Snapshots of Summer
Undeterred by this summer’s unique challenges, Park Scholars sought out opportunities to support their communities and stay on track with their professional goals.
Meet Park Faculty Scholar Suzie Goodell
Nutrition professor Suzie Goodell is a Park Faculty Scholar for the Class of 2024.
A Strawless Step Forward
Almost 500 million single-use plastic straws are used every day in America. Two Park Scholars set out on a mission to reduce that number.
Meet the Newest Members of the Pack
Meet Niasha Kodzai '24, a designer, musician, and Park Scholar. She is resilient, innovative, and dedicated to improving her community — and the world.
Student Entrepreneur Brings South Asian Fashions to Rent the Runway
Ritika Shamdasani '23 and her fashion company, Sani, have launched into the national spotlight after being featured on Rent the Runway.
A Different Kind of Summer
While this summer wasn't necessarily the same as what has been experienced in the past, the NC State community came up with great ways to think and do both personally and professionally this summer.
Melanie Conklin ’00 Writes Her Own Story
Melanie Conklin '00 worked as a product designer for years before changing careers to become a successful author. Addison Hughes '24 interviews Conklin about her experiences.
Looking Beyond Medicine to Promote Public Health
For Naila Segule '20, a summer internship with the NC Department of Public Health underscores the importance of interdisciplinary perspectives.
Ben Darnell ’02 Creates the Seventh Co-named Park Scholarship
“Programs like Park Scholarships help attract and support top students while integrating them into the university as a whole.”
Julie Smith ’06 Named to UNC System Executive Leadership Institute
NC State AVC Julie Smith '06 joins a program designed to develop the next generation of top leadership from within the UNC System.