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Wolf statue in Wolf Plaza

May 13, 2024

Maddy Hannan ’24 Receives Two Awards From College of Education

Hannan received both the College of Education Golden Apple Student Teaching Award and the Lee V. Stiff Outstanding Senior Award from the Math Education program. The Park Scholar is from Atlanta, Georgia, and graduated this spring with a bachelor’s degree in mathematics education. 

Wolf Plaza statue

Apr 22, 2024

Announcing the Park Alumni Society Board for 2024-2026

The Park Scholarships program recently announced the new board members of the Park Alumni Society for 2024-2026. The society was formed in 2003 to serve as a clearinghouse for information for Park alumni, foster interaction between alumni and current scholars, be involved in the program’s recruitment and selection process, and more. These six new members, along with three returning members, will further that work. 

Wolf Plaza

Apr 22, 2024

Talking Global Impact With Jenni Mangala

Jenni Mangala ’24 was a guest on a recent episode of the Technical Creative, a STEMedia podcast. Mangala is a Park Scholar majoring in electrical engineering with a concentration in renewable electric energy systems and minoring in renewable energy assessment. 

Kanton Reynolds in front of the Colombian flag

Apr 22, 2024

Packing His Bags for an Adventure in Colombia

Kanton Reynolds, Edward P. Fitts Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering faculty member and Park Faculty Scholar for the classes of 2023 and 2024, has been selected to participate in the 2024 Fulbright-Hays Seminars Abroad Program in Colombia. Known for his dedication to experiential education and global engagement, Reynolds sees this opportunity as a way to further expand educational horizons for NC State students. 

Dr. Rachel Turner holding a turtle

Apr 15, 2024

Meet the Brevard Zoo’s New Veterinarian, Dr. Rachel Turner

Rachel Turner is a Park Scholar from the class of 2012 who graduated with a bachelor’s degree in animal science and then attended the College of Veterinary Medicine in 2016. Most recently, Turner worked as the associate veterinarian at the Birmingham Zoo. 

Macy's NYC Intern infographic with photo of interns in front of a Macy's star parade balloon.

Apr 8, 2024

Exploring New York City and Gaining Industry Experience

Ever wondered what a day in the life of a fashion intern in New York City looks like? Park Scholar and Centennial Scholar Meredith Gaskill ’24 gives an inside look at her New York City internship with a new vlog on the Wilson College of Textiles YouTube page. 

Wolf statue

Apr 1, 2024

Park Scholar Bryan Wilson ’24 Discusses Undergraduate Research

Bryan Wilson was a guest on a recent episode of the Technical Creative, a STEMedia podcast. Bryan is a senior at NC State pursuing dual bachelor’s degrees in electrical and computer engineering thanks to the financial aid provided to him by the Park Scholarships program. 

Wolf Plaza during fall. Photo by Marc Hall

Mar 22, 2024

Join the Park Scholarships Program for Service Raleigh 2024

Service Raleigh is an annual citywide day of service started in 1998 by NC State’s Student Government and members of the Park Scholarships program. This year, the event will be held on April 6 following a special kickoff at the Talley Student Union at 8 a.m. 

Shannon Dolan

Mar 19, 2024

Shannon Dolan ’22 Is Setting Sail To Protect, Conserve and Manage Our Oceans

Shannon Dolan discusses her work in conservation and sustainability, and how the Park Scholarships program and the Doris Duke Conservation Scholars program enabled her to achieve her collegiate and career goals. 

Niveda Mahesh

Mar 11, 2024

Park Scholar Niveda Mahesh Seeks to Create Sustainable Change

Students in the College of Natural Resources work to solve urgent challenges at the intersection of the environment, economy and society. Niveda Mahesh, a freshman studying paper science and engineering and the founder/president of the nonprofit organization 4Girls 4Change, embodies this mission.