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Katie Starr ’11 Runs Philadelphia Marathon to Support Independent Living for Disabled Individuals

Running a marathon has been on Katie Starr’s bucket list ever since she became passionate about long distance races during her first year at NC State. As a member of Team Liberty, Starr recently completed her first marathon in Philadelphia where she ran to benefit the nonprofit organization Liberty Resources. Katie Starr ‘11 completes her first marathon as a runner on Team Liberty. Starr and her sister Kristen, a social worker in Philadelphia, have had many discussions about the complexities
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John Crews ’07 Wins Philadelphia Marathon

John Crews ‘07 crossed the finish line in the Philadelphia Marathon in 2 hours, 17 minutes and 15 seconds. His time, a personal best, qualifies him for the 2012 Olympic Trials. Crews’ success in Philadelphia is one in a series of wins – including the Raleigh Marathon and Keybank Vermont Marathon. While an undergraduate at NC State, he successfully balanced academics and athletics and excelled as a Park Scholar and member of the university track team. When not training or
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Park Scholars Dance for a Cause

The Scholar-driven Dance Marathon raised more than $17,000 for the NC Children’s Hospital. By Saturday, February 5, there were a lot of tired feet at NC State. But as the third annual Dance Marathon drew to a close, something else was in abundance—donations. The 24-hour fundraiser raised $17,230 for the NC Children’s Hospital, an increase over last year’s $10,851 intake. The concept behind Dance Marathon is simple: for one 24-hour period, student volunteers stay on their feet—absolutely no sitting or
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