Alumni Profile: DeShawn Brown
As a student, Park Scholarships alumnus DeShawn Brown found himself looking for ways to combine his interest in computer science with his entrepreneurial passion. He formed a study group with two of his classmates, which has now become Lithios, a leading mobile application development firm in the Research Triangle, of which Brown serves as CEO and founder.
Learning Lab I: Public Safety and Preparedness for Natural Disasters
Learning Lab I, an annual experience designed and implemented by freshman Park Scholars, gives students the opportunity to learn more about leadership through the lens of a challenge impacting North Carolina. In the wake of recent hurricanes that have devastated the state, the Class of 2022 chose to explore public safety and preparedness for natural disasters.
Two Brothers, Two Paths to Emergency Medicine
Park Scholars create their own college experiences based on their values and interests, and no two scholars’ journeys are the same. Brothers Stanley '05 and Peyton '07 Hassinger have both found careers in emergency medicine, but they took very different routes to very different work.
Reflections from Pranav Kemburu ’19
As a Park Scholar at NC State, Pranav Kemburu ’19 has been able to focus on a range of experiences to enhance his undergraduate career. From study abroad to internships, and from an alternative service break to his Civic Engagement Initiative (CEI), he is well prepared for a lifelong commitment to making a positive impact in society.
#GivingPack: Philanthropy at Work
Each day, across NC State, students, faculty, researchers and staff encounter extraordinary experiences and opportunities made possible by donor support. Learn more about how donors who join us in our Campaign change the future for NC State — and the world.
Ziad Ali aims to combine electrical engineering and neuroscience to treat disorders such as epilepsy and Parkinson's. The NC State senior and Park Scholar heads to California in the fall to pursue a Ph.D. at Stanford thanks to a Knight-Hennessy Scholarship.
A Dream Takes Flight
Madison Maloney aspires to follow friend and mentor Christina Hammock Koch into space. Thanks to a prestigious Knight-Hennessy Scholarship, the NC State senior and Park Scholar begins graduate studies in astronautics at Stanford this fall.
Park Scholarships Welcomes Kyle Kusterer
The Park Scholarships team is pleased to welcome Kyle Kusterer as the program’s central major gift officer. In this position, Kusterer will work to build and support relationships with Park Scholarships alumni, parents and friends in a focused effort to strengthen the sustainability of the program.
Hannah Cooper ’21: Leveraging Interdisciplinary Experiences
Since joining NC State as a Park Scholar, Hannah Cooper ’21 has been making the most of every opportunity that comes her way. From networking with alumni to working with Global Ocean Forum, Cooper is actively playing a role in shaping her own future.
February 2019 Park Enrichment Grants Awarded
The Park Enrichment Grant Committee has awarded grants to several Park Scholars engaged in professional and personal enrichment experiences in the United States and abroad. Initiated in 1998 and funded by the Park Foundation and gifts made to the Park Scholarships program, the grants are designed to foster the development of scholarship, service, leadership and character, and to connect Park Scholars with faculty members.