Class of 2020 Studies Complexities of Tribal Sovereignty in North Carolina

Learning Lab I, an annual experience designed and implemented by freshman Park Scholars, affords students insight into leadership through the lens of a challenge currently facing the state of North Carolina. The Class of 2020 opted to explore the obstacles our state’s tribal leaders face in exercising their rights of tribal sovereignty and self-determination by discussing these topics with leaders of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians and the Lumbee Tribe. The class traveled to meet with both groups on
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Park Scholar Media Mentions

The following Park community members and Park Scholar initiatives have received media attention in recent weeks:

Learning Lab I: Energy Innovation in North Carolina

posted 2013.04.10 The Class of 2016 met with individuals in Boone, Pittsboro, and Raleigh to gain a deeper understanding of leadership through exploring the theme of energy innovation in North Carolina. Students interacted with leaders across the state currently involved with developing conventional and alternative energy solutions.   The Class of 2016 at a wind power research site on Beech Mountain. Prior to departing on their trip, Park Scholars learned about fracking and grid modernization from leaders representing Duke Energy,
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Park Scholars Investigate Economic and Environmental Sustainability with North Carolina Leaders

Learning Laboratory I is an experience that allows Park Scholars to study leadership through the exploration of an issue facing the state of North Carolina. The Class of 2015 traveled to sites in Chatham, Surry, and Wake Counties to learn about the impact community colleges and small businesses have on North Carolina in the areas of economic and environmental sustainability, along with the challenges that leaders in these areas are facing. “The speakers we heard from were truly innovative leaders
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Learning Lab I Focuses on Literacy and the Achievement Gap

posted 2011.04.05 Learning Laboratory I is an experience designed and implemented by first-year Park Scholars that allows students to better understand the people, history, strengths, and challenges of North Carolina.   Governor Jim Hunt discusses the launching of Smart Start in North Carolina. This spring, the Class of 2014 explored the topic of education, literacy, and the achievement gap. The group traveled to Winston-Salem to learn first-hand about what leaders are doing to narrow the gap in education and literacy
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