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Recent News / Park Scholars and Alumni Making a Difference

02 Sep 2014

Energy in Bloom: The Class of 2015 Legacy

Problem: You’re studying outdoors on NC State’s Centennial Campus, and your laptop battery is nearly dead.

Solution: Plug into a flower to recharge.

Yes, a flower – but not just any flower.

01 Sep 2014

Into the Woods: Retreats Foster Clarity and Connection

Retreats are integral components of the Park Scholarships experience. The Freshman Retreat serves to welcome new scholars into the community by affording them opportunities to get to know one another, the program itself, Park Faculty Scholars and staff, and the upperclassmen who facilitate small group discussion throughout the three-day period.

01 Sep 2014

An Interview with Dr. Kristin Murphy

Kristin Murphy, global competitive sales intelligence manager for SAS Institute and an alumna of NC State, has been actively involved with the Park Scholarships program for the past four years. At present she serves on three committees for the Park Scholarships program: the Advisory Committee, which provides important counsel to the director on the scholars’ academic enrichment activities; the Service Advisory Committee, which offers guidance to the staff in planning and evaluating scholars’ Civic Engagement Initiatives; and the Selection Committee, in which capacity she conducts Finalist interviews.

30 Aug 2014

The Tyler Confrey-Maloney Study Abroad Grant: Investing in the Impact of International Experiences

In a survey of recent Park Scholarships graduates, nearly 90% of respondents reported having had at least one international experience over the course of their undergraduate years – whether study abroad, research, a professional conference, an internship, service, or an alternative pursuit. Dr. Jere Confrey and Dr. Alan Maloney, parents of Tyler Confrey-Maloney ‘13, are among those who have observed the impact of international experiences on students’ professional and personal growth and broadened perspectives.