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First glimpse of fall color on one of the trees near Park Shops on main campus. Photo by Becky Kirkland.

Nov 28, 2023

Park Scholarships Program Publishes 2022-2023 Annual Report

This year’s Annual Report features coverage from the many events, trips and sessions that the Park Scholars participated in, plus program updates and a giving recap from a successful year. 

People playing baseball in a TeachMe.To. infographic

Nov 28, 2023

Wondering How To Make An Impact As An Entrepreneur? Just Get Started.

Tyler Maloney came to NC State as a Park Scholar and graduated in 2014 with a bachelor’s degree in materials science and engineering. Now, he’s making popular sports more accessible as the founder and chairman of the board at TeachMe.To. 

Wolf Plaza during fall. Photo by Marc Hall

Nov 13, 2023

Park Scholars’ Class of 2026 Visits Washington, DC, for Learning Lab II

The Park Scholarships program’s class of 2026 recently traveled to the nation’s capital to explore the topic of criminal justice policy in the U.S. and its impacts. 

Abigail Wucherer headshot

Oct 27, 2023

Beyond Extraordinary

Park Scholar Abigail Wucherer '24 is using the leadership skills she developed on campus and through her internships to help address the student mental health crisis. 

Dean Lewis Owen (left) and Logan Dawson

Oct 18, 2023

College of Sciences Honors Logan Dawson With Outstanding Alumnus Award

The College of Sciences recently presented Logan Dawson with its 2023 Outstanding Alumnus Award, which recognizes accomplished early-career graduate students who have excelled in their professions or through public service. Dawson attended NC State as a Park Scholar and earned bachelor’s degrees in meteorology and marine science in 2012. 

Shannon Carney, third from left, is presented with the 2023 North Carolina Association of Colleges for Teacher Education Student Teacher of the Year award.

Oct 17, 2023

Shannon Carney ’23 Named 2023 Student Teacher of the Year

Shannon Carney ’23, a recent graduate of the College of Education’s mathematics education program and a Park Scholar from the class of 2023, has been named the North Carolina Association of Colleges for Teacher Education Student Teacher of the Year. 

Meredith Gaskill (center) with her two sisters (left) and parents (right) on the field at Carter-Finley Stadium

Oct 10, 2023

NC State Names 2023 Family of the Year

Meredith Gaskill, a senior in the Wilson College of Textiles from Salisbury, North Carolina, along with her parents and her two older sisters and their families, were recently named NC State’s Family of the Year during the 2023 Parents and Families Weekend. Gaskill is also a Park Scholar and Centennial Scholar. 

Jenni Mangala in front of a secondary school in Rwanda.

Oct 3, 2023

Student Project Aims To Install Solar Panels at a Primary School in Rwanda

From more than 7,000 miles away, NC State student Jenni Mangala, a Park Scholar and senior majoring in electrical engineering, is coordinating the installation of solar panels at a primary school on an island in Rwanda. 

Wolf Plaza

Sep 12, 2023

Register Now to Attend Park Scholarships Program’s sPARK Conference

sPark is a biennial leadership and networking conference in which Park Scholars, alumni, parents, faculty and more come together to connect, discover new ideas and celebrate Park Scholars’ accomplishments. The 2023 event will be held Sept. 22 and 23, with registration now available. 

Artist’s concept rendering of the new cafe, projected to open early 2024, which will be located in the Venture Place courtyard on Main Campus Drive.

Aug 29, 2023

321 Coffee to Open Centennial Campus Location

321 Coffee, a Park Scholars alumni-owned and -operated local coffee shop and roaster that employs individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities, is launching a new location on Centennial Campus. The company’s first sales were made at NC State, and it grew with support from the Wolfpack community and with the help of NC State-provided resources, including the Andrews Launch Accelerator and Miller Fellowships.