Members of the class of 2007 are honored during graduation weekend.
Graduation weekend was May 11 and 12. On Friday, the class of 2007 Scholars held their senior gala in the Grand Reception Room at the Dorothy and Roy Park Alumni Center. More than 200 guests mingled and enjoyed refreshments before remarks from Alumni Association director Lennie Barton, Alumni Association president Billy Maddalon, and Park director Laura Gail Lunsford. In keeping with the new tradition, the 2007 class picture joined those of the other alumni classes in the new Park office, located on the second floor. Parents and friends were invited to tour the new digs.
On Saturday, May 12, NC State held spring commencement ceremonies at the RBC Center. Among the 4,074 degrees conferred were those of the Park class of 2007. Twenty-one Scholars graduated as valedictorian and the class had had a cumulative GPA of 3.77.
Many Park Scholars and faculty involved with the program were honored during the University Honors Baccalaureate and Celebration of Academic Excellence, held Thursday, May 10, in the McKimmon Center.
Among those faculty honored were Walt Wolfram (Park Faculty Scholar 2005) and Ruben Carbonell (past Park Advisory Committee), who both received the prestigious Holladay Medal for Excellence. Other honorees included Meredith Davis (Park Faculty Scholar 2009), Stephen Margolis (Park Faculty Scholar 2010), Mitzi Montoya-Weiss (Park Faculty Scholar 2007), Lynda Aiman-Smith (Park Advisory Committee) and Brian Farkas (Park Faculty Scholar 2006 and past Park Advisory Committee).
Student achievements are listed below (class years are 2007, unless otherwise noted).
Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship
Phi Kappa Phi Graduate Fellowship
Brice Nielsen (2006)
ACC Weaver-James-Corrigan Postgraduate Scholarship
Georgia Davis (2006)
National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship
National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellowship
National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Honorable Mention
Justin Brockman (2006)
Danielle Proffit (2006)
Katie Watlington (2006)
University Honors Program
Hannah Whitaker (2006)
University Scholars Program
Lonnie Coulter (2006)
Travis Lintner (2006)
Emmita Lyford (2006)
Ligaya Renee Roque
Ellison Sieck (2006)
Travis Lintner (2006)