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Steven Mazur ’13 Triumphantly Takes On Television’s Savviest Sharks

Steven Mazur, Park Scholar in the Class of 2013 and alumnus of NC State’s College of Engineering, appeared on ABC’s “Shark Tank” on Sunday, October 22, 2017 at 9pm ET/PT. “Shark Tank”, the critically­-acclaimed reality show that has reinvigorated entrepreneurship in America, has also become a culturally defining series. The recipient of the 2016, 2015 and 2014 Emmy Award for Outstanding Structured Reality Program, the business-­themed show returns to the ABC Television Network for its ninth season. The Sharks ­­– tough,
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Kobi Felton ’18 Optimizes Engineering Science & Manufacturing

An innovator, a world traveler, an entrepreneur, a mentor, an artist, and more… the path Kobi Felton ‘18 has taken to his senior year in chemical engineering is not the typical route followed by most of his 10,000 fellow aspiring engineers at NC State.

Eric Scholz ‘12 “Masters” the Art of Small-Business Ownership

Eric Scholz ‘12 believes in doing things for the right reasons. That’s why the former mechanical engineering major now owns an eponymous music production business specializing in the mixing and mastering of vocal and a cappella music.

Park Scholar Media Mentions

The following Park Scholars and Park Faculty Scholars have received media attention in recent weeks for their entrepreneurial ventures, anthropological breakthroughs, and commitment to regional dialect preservation:

The Krispy Kreme Challenge: Paving the Way for Entrepreneurship

Greg Mulholland’s name has a permanent spot in Park Scholarships lore, in great part due to his role in co-founding the Krispy Kreme Challenge. When asked how the experience of starting a running-and-donut-eating charity race helped prepare him for launching his own business, he offered the following insights.

From Computer Science 101 to Tech Start-Up: Joy Johnson ’07 Embraces Problem Solving

In an increasingly interconnected world, we look to the innovative thinkers and technology developers to solve some of our most pervasive problems. Joy Johnson ’07 is one of these technological innovators. From her years as an undergraduate at NC State to her current research at MIT, she has been using her skill set to take inventive projects to the next level.

The Tyler Confrey-Maloney Study Abroad Grant: Investing in the Impact of International Experiences

In a survey of recent Park Scholarships graduates, nearly 90% of respondents reported having had at least one international experience over the course of their undergraduate years – whether study abroad, research, a professional conference, an internship, service, or an alternative pursuit.

Mikayla Raleigh ‘17 Strikes Balance as First-Year Student Athlete

Being both a Division I athlete and a Park Scholar could be daunting for a freshman, but not for varsity cheerleader Mikayla Raleigh ’17. A young master of the art of time management, Raleigh is making the most of her collegiate experience.