Park Scholars Win Mitchell Scholarships

Two Park Scholars are among 12 students who will receive the George J. Mitchell Scholarship for 2005-06.

Lily Jeng and Carie Windham, both Park class of 2005, were chosen from a field of 220 applicants from 166 colleges and universities. As Mitchell Scholars, they will work toward graduate degrees in Ireland.

While at NC State, both scholars have been involved with the the University Honors Program and are members of Phi Kappa Phi and Phi Beta Kappa

Lily is majoring in biomedical engineering. A National Merit Scholar, she is also a recipient of the Goldwater Scholarship. Her volunteer activities include working at a local hospital, helping at the N.C. Senior Games, and initiating first-aid education classes for local middle school students. She plans to pursue a degree in bioengineering at the University of Limerick.

Carie is majoring in history. She is currently chief of staff to the student body president, and previously served as Managing Editor for Technician. Carie has volunteered with Noah’s Landing and Service Raleigh, and visited the Dominican Republic to volunteer with NC State’s Alternative Spring Break. She plans to study Irish history and politics at the University of Ulster.

The Mitchell Scholarship is administered by the US-Ireland Alliance, a nonpartisan, non-profit organization based in Washington, D.C., and is named in honor of the pivotal role the former U.S. senator from Maine played in the Northern Ireland peace process. For more information about the scholarship, visit the US-Ireland Alliance Web site.