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Park Scholars

Apr 25, 2017

Building a Career in the Emerald City

Park Scholar alumna Claire Shigekawa Rennhack (’08) works for Miller Hull Partnership, a firm known for its environmentally responsible buildings and contributions to Pacific Northwest regionalist design, and as a part-time lecturer at the University of Washington. 

Apr 19, 2017

March Madness Giving Back

This year marks the completion of the fifth annual Park Scholarships March Madness: a two-pronged, friendly competition between current scholars to see which class will have the highest percentage of donor participants and contribute the highest dollar amount. Led by the new Park Philanthropy Council, a group of scholars dedicated to instilling a desire to give back and sustain the Park program for generations to come, this year's March Madness resulted in more than $11,000 in gifts. 

Apr 19, 2017

Park Scholars Host Inaugural Gerald H. Elkan Distinguished Lecture

NC State’s Park Scholarships Class of 2019 hosted the program’s inaugural Gerald H. Elkan Distinguished Lecture in Science and Society, featuring MacArthur Fellow and water quality engineer Dr. Marc Edwards, Charles Lunsford Professor of Civil Engineering at Virginia Tech. The Gerald H. Elkan Distinguished Lecture on Science and Society was established by its namesake’s former students, associates and friends in honor of Elkan’s 40-year career as a microbiology professor in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, and it supports an annual talk by a prominent thought leader. 

The top of the Memorial Bell Tower at NC State.

Apr 10, 2017

Finding Inspiration in Teaching

Julianne Donoghue, a 2014 Park Scholar alumna, found her purpose at NC State. A Teach for America veteran, she teaches mathematics at a Title I high school in Charlotte, where many students come from low-income families and teacher turnover is rampant 

Apr 10, 2017

Trying to Capture A Common Link

Laila Knio, a senior psychology major and a Park Scholar, has created a 45-minute documentary, The Common Link, that chronicles the tales of eight Lebanese people. The film's debut this month is presented ty the departments of English and film studies, the Honors Program and the Moise A. Khayrallah Center for Lebanese Diaspora Studies. 

Mar 27, 2017

Alum Serves Young People through World Health Organization

Park Scholar Lianne Gonsalves, a 2010 graduate of NC State, works as a technical officer in the WHO's Department of Reproductive Health and Research in Switzerland. 

The NC State gateway.

Mar 20, 2017

Starting Down a New Road

Park Scholar Liv Adams, a 2016 graduate of NC State's Edward P. Fitts Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering, has started her engineering career at Tesla. 

Jan 11, 2017

Park Scholar Alumnus Takes Aim at Climate Change

At the Clean Energy Trust, Dr. Ben Gaddy '07 helps startups harness the power of science and innovation to combat climate change. 

Jan 9, 2017

Park Scholar Hopes to Elevate Education

Having discovered her purpose through her experiences at NC State, Ashley Lawson, a double major in math and math education, is preparing to help students from rural backgrounds reach their full potential. 

Jul 1, 2016

Park Scholar and Alumna Work Together

A Park Scholar and an alumna teamed up to develop a series of training videos for aspiring nutrition educators.