Jessie Jordan Hathcock ’11 Strives to Close the Achievement Gap

An eighth grade social studies and English/language arts teacher at Carroll Middle School in Raleigh, N.C., Jessie Jordan Hathcock ’11 is carrying on a family legacy in education. Her mother, who lost her battle with breast cancer when Hathcock was four years old, was a public school teacher. Hathcock grew up hearing stories of her mother’s positive impact on their community, and decided to major in middle grades education at NC State.

Jessica Hooks ’03 and Landra Cunningham ’03 Stretch Service Muscles through SchoolYogaRocks

During her time at NC State, Jessica Hooks ‘03 volunteered a minimum of 16 hours per month as a crisis hotline operator. This experience afforded her perspective on the range of issues with which individuals from all walks of life must learn to cope, and heightened her interest in community wellness. After earning a bachelor’s degree in biological sciences, Hooks went on to complete a master’s in genetic counseling from the University of North Carolina-Greensboro in 2005.

Justin Hills ’14 Conducts Childhood Cancer Research at St. Jude

Justin Hills ‘14 recently completed the Pediatric Oncology Education (POE) program at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis, Tenn. The eleven-week program affords the opportunity for sixty students from across the country to interact with scientists and physicians in their related departments. As a senior in biology with a concentration in human biology, Hills plans to attend medical school after graduation.

Lauren Wall ’08 Advocates for Heathy Children Worldwide

As a child, Lauren Wall ‘08 was treated for an autoimmune condition. Wall’s experience inspired her ongoing mission to improve health care for children around the globe.

Krispy Kreme Challenge Races Total Over $550,000 for North Carolina Children’s Hospital

posted 2013.02.12 What started as a dare between friends in 2004 has grown into one of the largest annual events at North Carolina State University, drawing thousands of competitors to Raleigh each year. The 2013 Krispy Kreme Challenge involved a record 8,000 runners and raised over $170,000. Over the course of the nine year history of the Krispy Kreme Challenge, the organization has donated a total of over $550,000 to the North Carolina Children’s Hospital — a state-of-the-art facility that serves over 70,000 children
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Sonya Patel ’09 Improves Quality of Life for Children in West Bank

posted 2012.04.30 Two years ago, Sonya Patel ‘09 traveled to the West Bank for a month following her first year at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine. Patel was part of a team of international medical students selected to participate in the Refugee Camp Project. During their time in Palestine, Patel and her team planned to work on a project focused on the mental health of children in refugee camps and specifically how the stress
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Crystal Conway ’06 Impacts Lives of Children

In the brief time since she graduated as a Park Scholar from North Carolina State University, Crystal Conway ‘06 has made a significant impact on the lives of countless children. Through her work as Director of Special Projects at the Children’s Miracle Network in Springfield, Missouri, Conway assists with raising funds for hospitals that provide specialized medical care for sick and injured children. These hospitals participate in research as well as sponsor educational programs to prevent hospital visits. Outside of
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