Quite a few members of the Park Scholarships community have appeared in the media over the past two months:
Many of the Park Scholarships programs’ strongest partnerships began with a single connection. One exemplar of this is the Park Scholars’ work with DKMS (formerly known as Delete Blood Cancer), an international nonprofit organization dedicated to the fight against blood cancer and blood disorders. DKMS strives to increase awareness, recruit bone marrow donors, and raise funds to cover the costs of adding new donors to the registry. Over the past three academic years, Park Scholars have supported DKMS’ efforts by
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In May 2015, Khari Cyrus ’16 and Marcel Souffrant ’16 led the fourth iteration of the Park Scholars’ Belize Experiential Learning Trip, a two-week service-learning initiative in which Evan Brooks ’18, Allie Dinwiddie ’18, Donnielle Jones ’18, Zach Jones ’17, Jeremy Nortey ’18, and Adrienne Williams ’17 also participated. This year’s trip, coordinated in partnership with NC State’s Center for Student Leadership, Ethics & Public Service (CSLEPS) and its Alternative Service Break programs, received partial funding from Park Enrichment Grants.
Across North Carolina’s Triangle and Triad, Philip Boyne, Mollie Richardson Williams, and Jasmine Frantz are working to inspire the next generation of scholars and leaders. They are teaching more than physics, chemistry and math, respectively, as they bring the values learned as Park Scholars into the classroom.
Late film director Mike Nichols once said, “There’s nothing better than discovering, to your own astonishment, what you’re meant to do. It’s like falling in love.” For Laila Knio ‘17, a psychology major and French minor, a series of experiences over the past year sparked her desire to prepare for a future medical career. She hopes to help those in great need of medical care, both in the U.S. and overseas.
Reeves Anderson ‘03 graduated from NC State with degrees in political science and chemistry, and is now a lawyer for Arnold & Porter – one of the world’s largest and most respected law firms. “Without a doubt, I can draw a direct line between my work today and specific leadership and volunteer opportunities made possible by the Park Scholarships,” Anderson said. Arnold & Porter handles cases from all around the globe, but is probably best known for representing Clarence Earl
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Seniors Gio Seawood and Tracina Williams hosted the North Carolina Student Global AIDS Campaign State Conference at NC State. When Gio Seawood (2005) and Tracina Williams (2005) applied for a GRASP in 2003, their thoughts were only of attending the National Student Global AIDS Campaign (SGAC) Conference in Washington, DC. Little did they know, two years later they’d be hosting a conference of their own. Inspired by what they learned at the national conference, they returned to NC State to
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