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Parks Recreation and Tourism Management

Eddie poses at park

May 10, 2023

5 Questions with Park Technician Eddie Sykes

Eddie Sykes graduated in 2022 with a degree in parks, recreation and tourism management. He now works as a park technician of operations for Blue Jay Point and Green Hills county parks. 

Pickleball and paddle

May 4, 2023

Pickleball Helps Older Adults Stay Physically Active

Playing pickleball helped a small group of adults aged 65 years and older reach their recommend weekly dose of moderate to vigorous physical activity, NC State researchers found. 

Kat stoops by creek with her dog

May 2, 2023

Graduation to Vocation: Kat Deutsch is Developing State Park Trails

After graduating from NC State, Kat Deutsch will continue to work as a state trails planner for North Carolina State Parks. 

Memorial Belltower

Apr 25, 2023

Jason Bocarro Honored with 2023 UNC Board of Governors Award for Excellence in Teaching

The honor is the university system’s most prestigious teaching award, recognizing and encouraging faculty’s extraordinary teaching contributions. 

Headshot of Kimberly Willis.

Mar 29, 2023

Kimberly Willis Named Poets&Quants Best & Brightest Executive MBA of 2022

Kimberly Willis, an assistant teaching professor of parks, recreation and tourism management at NC State, has been named a Poets&Quants Best & Brightest Executive MBA of 2022. 

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Mar 28, 2023

Parks and Recreation Professor Featured on Podcast About Sustainable Tourism

Whitney Knollenberg, an assistant professor of parks, recreation and tourism management at NC State, recently appeared on Business North Carolina’s weekly podcast, "Chatter with BNC," to discuss the importance of sustainable tourism development. 

Close-up of Jason Bocarro standing in front of the North Carolina state flag.

Mar 23, 2023

Jason Bocarro Named Owens-Shelton Distinguished Professor

Bocarro is a faculty member in the Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management at the College of Natural Resources. 

A woman doing sit-ups in a gym

Mar 16, 2023

Health Coaching Program Shows Promise for Managing Student Stress

NC State researchers used Fitbits to track students's physical activity and sleep in a pilot program launched during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Girl high fives Ms. Wuf while running in Carmichael Gym

Feb 23, 2023

NC State Hosts Clinic to Promote Equity for Girls and Women in Sports

The event allowed girls and boys in grades K-5 to participate in hands-on drills and skill development stations representing a variety of sports and activities. 

Close-up of Hailey Post

Feb 6, 2023

5 Questions with Visit Raleigh Administration Manager Hailey Post

Post '21 graduated from the parks, recreation and tourism management program and now works for Visit Raleigh.