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Candace Vick

Emeritus Associate Professor

Biltmore Hall (Robertson Wing) NA



Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana.  Ph.D.

  • Doctorate of Recreation.  1984
  • Recreation and Park Administration
  • Thesis:  Development of Work Sampling Methodology for Analysis of Park Maintenance

North Carolina State University, Raleigh, North Carolina.  M.S.

  • Recreation Resources Administration.  1979

North Carolina State University, Raleigh, North Carolina.  B.S.

  • Recreation Resources Administration.  1974 

Recent Courses Taught

  • PRT 376 – Internship Orientation
  • PRT 476 – PRTM Internship

Selected Publications

Greenwood, J.B. and Vick, C.G.(2008) Economic Impact of Visitors to Select North Carolina State Parks. Recreation Resources Service, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC.

Vick, C.G. (2006), Public Parks and Recreation, Chapter in Small Cities and Towns. ICMA

Vick, C.G.  (2005). Public Recreation. Chapter in County and City Government in North Carolina, editor David M. Lawrence, School of Government, UNC-Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC.

Selected Grants

Recreation Resources Service Grant 2010-2014, Division of Parks and Recreation, Department of Environment and Natural Resources, $2,485,000.

Recreation Resources Service Grant 2003-2010, Division of Parks and Recreation, Department of Environment and Natural Resources, $2,525,000.

Recreation Resources Service, Department of Environment and Natural Resources, Division of Parks and Recreation, 2003-2010, (averages $450,000 per year) Principal Investigator.

Selected Presentations

Henderson, K.H.; Anderson, D.H.; Vick, C.G. (2010, October) Women In Parks and Recreation: We’ve Come A Long Way, Maybe?, National Recreation and Park Association Congress, Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Vick, Candace Goode, Undergraduate Assessment At NCSU: Past, Present, Future, North Carolina State University Assessment Conference, 2005, Cary, North Carolina.

Bresciani, Marilee, Rust, Jon, and Vick, Candace Goode, Engaging in Genuine Assessment: A Balancing Act between Administrators and Faculty, Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges, 2004 Annual Meeting, Atlanta Georgia.


2010 – Outstanding Faculty Advising – Certificate of Merit, National Academic Advising Association

2009 – Faculty Advising Award, North Carolina State University

2007 – Ephraim I Schechter Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Assessment at NCSU


Date: 07/01/10 - 6/30/17
Amount: $2,485,000.00
Funding Agencies: NC Dept. of Natural & Cultural Resources formerly NC Dept of Env. & Natural Resources (DENR)

The Recreation Resources Service (RRS) is established for the specific purpose of providing assistance to public and private segments of the leisure service industry within North Carolina. Clientele of the program include: municipal and county park and recreation departments, nonprofit agencies, private recreation agencies, recreation consumer groups, and recreation and park board and commission members. RRS provides timely,cutting edge technical assistance to improve community park and recreation opportunities, sponsors a variety of continuing education opportunities addressing current issues facing park and recreation professionals, conducts applied research studies, and assist communities with state and federal park and recreation grants.

Date: 07/01/06 - 5/31/07
Amount: $4,500.00
Funding Agencies: NC Department of Health & Human Services (DHHS)

The intent of this project is to continue with the next stage of the comprehensive trails and greenways database project for Wake County. Project focus is intended to promote physical activity and/or nutrition. From the current trails and greenway database, a brochure of all the existing trails and greenways in Wake County that are owned and operated by Parks and Recreation agencies will be created.

Date: 12/01/05 - 5/15/06
Amount: $4,000.00
Funding Agencies: NC Department of Health & Human Services (DHHS)

Recreation Resources Service will be working with Wake County Human Services Health Promotion Chronic Disease Prevention and the thirteen public recreation agencies located in Wake County, NC to create a comprehensive GIS database of the public recreation owned trails and greenways in Wake County. The project will involve evaluation of the exisiting spatial data, update (collection) of missing spatial data, and finally integration of the newly collected data into the existing spatial databases.

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