Stephanie Wenclawski ’16 Dives into Experiential Learning

From the Sarteneja Peninsula in Belize to the coastal city of Perth, Australia, Stephanie Wenclawski ‘16 has demonstrated her commitment to the study of marine sciences. Her international volunteer work with oceanic wildlife coupled with outreach efforts as both a Park Scholarships and University Ambassador have already primed Wenclawski to be a leader in her field.

Carter Ellis ’15 Builds Community at Home and Abroad

In April 2014, what has become known as “The Great Fire of Valparaíso” broke out in Chile. Almost 3,000 homes along the city’s hillsides were ravaged and more than 10,000 people became displaced over the course of a few days. Carter Ellis ‘15, a double major in international studies and economics, was in the first month of his study abroad session when he witnessed the devastating event firsthand.

Krystal Smith ’14 Leads Volunteer Teams in Haiti

posted 2011.07.27 After meeting Pastor Leon Dorleans, field director of Haiti Outreach Ministries, during a campus talk on post-earthquake relief efforts in Haiti sponsored by the University Scholars Program, Krystal Smith ‘14 immediately decided she was going to spend her summer making a difference. Soon after she completed her final exams in May, Smith boarded a flight for Port-au-Prince and did not look back. “I was a little anxious, but was excited about what was in store,” Smith remembers. Unaware
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Peace Corps Volunteer Sara Lane ’01 Coordinates Sustainable Practices in Malawi

posted 2011.05.31 After growing up on a dairy farm in Caswell County, Sara Lane ‘01 now finds herself nearly 8,000 miles away from home in eastern Africa. Along the way, Lane completed degrees in agricultural business management and agricultural extension as a Park Scholar at NC State. She went on to pursue a master’s degree in broadcast journalism at the University of Missouri-Columbia. Lane later worked as a producer with CNN until she decided to trade her office in New York for more modest
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Service Raleigh Involves 2,000 Volunteers

posted 2011.04.06 Approximately 2,000 students, alumni, and community members took part in Service Raleigh this spring. The one-day service initiative allows participants to serve their community and encourages individuals to continue volunteering throughout the year. Now in its 14th year, Service Raleigh was responsible for generating over 6,000 hours of community service to benefit residents of the greater Wake County area. The event is NC State University’s largest student-run philanthropic project. Service Raleigh was first launched in 1998 as a collaborative effort
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2,300 to Volunteer for Service Raleigh 2010

More than 2,300 volunteers will complete over 95 projects in Raleigh on Saturday, March 27 as part of the 13th annual Service Raleigh. John Leshney, Senior Vice President of Development for The V Foundation for Cancer Research, will be the keynote speaker at the morning kickoff that begins at 7:30 am on Harris Field on NC State University’s campus. Service Raleigh is NC State’s largest student-run philanthropic project, started in 1998 by the Park Scholars and Student Government. Volunteers will
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