Welcome Visiting Scholars!
The purpose of Dr. Fang's visit is to conduct collaborative research with Dr. Yu-Fai Leung on a number of research topics including geotourism, protected area management, and visitor impact monitoring. He is Professor of China University of Geosciences, Wuhan, China. Read his CV>>>.
Dr. Injae Lee is Associate Professor of Tourism Management in the College of Business and Economics at Gachon University in South Korea. Dr. Lee is being hosted by Dr. Myron Floyd and will collaborate on developing a conceptual model and study design to study multi-ethnic families. Read his CV>>>.
Daniel earned a PhD in Recreation, Park, and Tourism Sciences with an emphasis in youth development from Texas A&M University. Daniel’s work at North Carolina State with Michael Edwards includes several projects related to identifying barriers and facilitators of physical activity with marginalized populations. Read his CV>>>.
Scholarship Application Opens November 1st
Each year the Department of Parks, Recreation & Tourism
Management (PRTM) offers
merit based student scholarships which recognize academic achievement, leadership and involvement in extra-curricular activities. To learn more about the many scholarships available and how to apply, please visit our scholarship web page.
PRTM Students Quiz Bowl Champions!!!
At this year's NCRPA/SCRPA Joint
Carolinas Conference Quiz Bowl competition was fierce between:
Appalachian State University, North Carolina Central University and NC State University. In the end it was NC State's Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management who was victorious. Congratulations!
Undergraduates Participate in CNR's Equity & Inclusion Symposium
Make sure to congratulate our many PRTM students who participated in this year's CNR Equity and Inclusion Symposion. John Newell, Michael Camper and Stephanus presented "Gender Diversity in College Head Coaches", placing 2nd and receiving a $250 book voucher. Michaela Barnes, Kelsion Moore and Gage Hackney presented "Recreational Programming for Children with
Developmental Disablities" placing 3rd and receiving a $150
book voucher. Congratulations!
Dr. Yu-Fai Leung Collaborates with Multiple Agencies
Dr. Yu-Fai Leung has partnered with the National Park Service and the North Carolina Coastal Reserve on two different projects focused on land use management and visitor impact. Dr. Leung collaborated with the Park Service to develop the Merced River Plan for Yosemite National Park to preserve the park while enhancing visitor experience. Please visit the New York Times to learn more. Through Dr. Leung's collaboration with the Coastal Reserve, valuable data regarding the impact of visitors on land resources at the Rachel Carlson and Masonboro Island reserves has been collected. More information can be found at this link.
Dr. Jonathan Casper receives Green Brick Award!
Each year the Campus Sustainability Team presents the Green Brick Award to a faculty member, staff member and a student who make outstanding contributions to the environmental sustainability of our campus community. Dr. Casper was recognized for his work facilitating NC State's first green baseball and football games. Read more
People First Tourism
Connecting with Nature's Bounty
If your idea of connecting to nature involves a connection with people whose tourism ventures embrace the natural environment — ecology, culture and history — of places a bit off well-worn paths, then you'll love the concept of People_First Tourism. Researchers at NC State's Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management developed People-First Tourism to boost the number of rural tourism entrepreneurs — and enhance rural economies.
"We designed People-First Tourism to assist individuals interested in ... " Read more
5-in-5 campaign makes progress towards funding scholarships
One down and four to go!!! Thanks to those who have helped us fund our first scholarship.
Students want to study careers in tourism, park, recreation and sport management but current economic conditions make it difficult. Our alumni and friends are stepping up to help deserving students! Please help fund these scholarships so students can succeed.
• Make Your Gift to the 5 IN 5 CAMPAIGN Today!
December 9th to December 17th
Spatial Analysis of Tourism, Poverty & Micro-enntrepreneurship in NC & Neighboring States
December 10th at 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
CNR Faculty Staff Holiday Reception
December 10th at 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
PRTM Faculty & Staff Holiday Potluck
December 13th at 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
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