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An Apple Tree Grows in the Park Community

The Park Scholarships prepares scholars for a variety of paths in life. Sometimes, though, those paths overlap. Currently, four Park alumni from different classes have at least one thing in common: they all work for Apple. Discover how the Park Scholarships helped prepare them for their different roles at a groundbreaking and innovative company. Ricky Bloomfield ’02 Start date: November 2016 Title: Clinical & Health Informatics Lead Projects/main responsibilities: Health Records feature Veterans Affairs initiative “I wasn’t sure what I
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Christian Fuda ’18 showcased in Art2Wear

On April 20, 2018, Christian Fuda ‘18, a senior majoring in industrial design, stepped out of his comfort zone to pursue his passion of fashion design as he presented an avant-garde collection for the annual fashion show Art2Wear, hosted by the NC State College of Design. “I hope that my collection and story can inspire at least one person to do the same… I hope that after the show, my work can inspire people to try new things and be
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An Inside Look at Reborn Clothing Co.: A Refurbished Clothing & Accessory Line by Emily Neville ’20

Emily Neville ‘20 is revolutionizing the way we think about clothing and sustainability with her new fashion line, Reborn Clothing Co. At Reborn Clothing Co., they understand that we as Americans have too much “stuff.” Under Neville’s guidance, a team of highly-skilled fashion designers will help you transform the garments that are a bit harder to let go of into something you will actually use, such as a laptop case or a tote. Reborn Clothing Co. is combatting the effects
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Claire Shigekawa Rennhack ’08 Crafts a Career in the Emerald City

As most creative types will attest, art-making is an iterative process requiring close study and a willingness to adjust and blend ideas. Likewise, Claire Shigekawa Rennhack ‘08 has sculpted her academic and professional journey over time, ultimately discovering her niche at the intersection of engineering and architecture.

Billy Askey ‘05 AIA, LEED AP Strives to Shape the Future of Architecture

Licensed architect and LEED Accredited Professional Billy Askey ‘05 began contemplating a career in design as a high school student, when an art teacher pushed him to understand how creativity influences and contributes to our environment.

Melanie (Andres) Conklin ’00 Discovers the Power of Writing, Earns Book Deal

It goes without saying that many authors follow unorthodox paths in life, not necessarily beginning in writing. J.K. Rowling was working for Amnesty International when she came up with the idea of boy-wizard Harry Potter. Diary of a Wimpy Kid author Jeff Kinney dreamed of being a newspaper cartoonist. Even Maurice Sendak, who famously penned Where the Wild Things Are, spent several years illustrating children’s books before he began writing his own. Melanie (Andres) Conklin ‘00, who recently signed a
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Mark DeMaria ‘17 Gains Career Perspective at UCLA’s Summer Film Production Intensive

At the age of 14, Mark DeMaria ’17 developed a fascination with the merging of computers and design, hybridizing the technical and the creative. This fascination, though, was never of the spectator variety. After a few years of years of experimentation and self-teaching, it has evolved into a passion.

Michelle Phillips ’14 Builds Animatronic Wolf Mascot, on Display in Hunt Library

Visitors to the Hunt Library will notice there’s a new wolf at NC State, but this one might look a little different than Mr. or Mrs. Wuf. The Timber-Wolf, the finished product of Michelle Phillips and Kevin Young, both seniors in mechanical engineering, will be housed in the Hunt Library Technology Showcase room.

Meagan Gentry ‘14 Embraces Interdisciplinary Interests with EPA Internship

Meagan Gentry ’14 is participating in an internship with the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in Research Triangle Park, N.C. She works with a group in the Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards on the continued development of statistical mapping software, BenMAP, which is used for modeling and monitoring the effects of air quality policy changes.

Fashion Designer Charles Harbison ’03 Launches Collection

The next time you find yourself paging through a fashion magazine – or if you happen to be in New York City for Fashion Week – keep your eyes open for the work of Charles Harbison ’03, who recently launched his Fall/Winter 2013 debut collection.