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Erin Seekamp at NC Coast

Jun 8, 2022

Erin Seekamp Named Goodnight Distinguished Professor of Coastal Resilience and Sustainability

NC State’s College of Natural Resources, along with the Office of University Interdisciplinary Programs, announced that Erin Seekamp, a professor of parks, recreation and tourism management and an extension tourism specialist in… 

Apr 22, 2022

Homegrown 2022 Brings PRTM Community Together for Awards and Celebrations

A cherished annual tradition, the Alumni & Friends Celebration for the Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management (PRTM) was put on hold during the pandemic, so last week’s gathering… 

Mayberry Spirits in Mt Airy, NC

Apr 6, 2022

From Peruvian Pisco to Mayberry Moonshine: Researching the Growth of Craft Spirits

Claudia Gil Arroyo recently defended her PhD dissertation: The Contributions of Craft Beverage Tourism to Sustainable Development and Destination Image Formation. A doctoral student in the department of parks, recreation… 

Mar 22, 2022

LeadHERship 2022 Celebrates and Inspires Women in Parks and Recreation

Women working in parks and recreation throughout and beyond North Carolina gathered at the Durham Armory on March 16th for several days of networking, celebrating and mentoring. Created in 2011,… 

Musher with huskies on snowy trail

Mar 10, 2022

PRTM Hosts Timely Seminar on Transformative Tourism

NC State’s Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management (PRTM) hosted the first seminar of 2022 on February 25th featuring Joelle Soulard, assistant professor in the Department of Recreation, Sport and Tourism… 

Feb 8, 2022

Remembering Dave Olsen, Early Advocate for Sport and Entertainment

When what is now called PNC Arena opened in 1999, arena general manager Davin “Dave” Olsen celebrated by doing his dance version of the “Funky Chicken.” Olsen, who went on… 

Dec 16, 2021

Student Spotlight: Benjamin Wood and the Path to Graduation

NC State’s fall 2021 commencement ceremonies were finally held in person after a year of celebrating educational milestones online. The College of Natural Resources ceremony took place on Monday, December 13,… 

Dec 9, 2021

Project for Outdoor Learning Garden Presented to Dillard Drive Elementary School

Moving school classes and programs offsite and into outdoor spaces in the community is useful and rewarding, but also takes specialized planning to efficiently accomplish. Students in NC State’s Department of… 

PRTM Associate Department Head Kim Bush and Student Sydney Jordan

Dec 2, 2021

Tips for Teaching in a Pandemic

The final seminar for PRTM featured several award-winning teaching faculty sharing stories and strategies for providing quality education during this challenging and dynamic period. Assembled under the now infamous ‘big… 

Rasul Mowatt, PRTM Department Head teaching a class and Book Cover

Dec 2, 2021

CNR Names New PRTM Department Head

Nationally recognized author, Rasul Mowatt is a renowned professor dedicated to researching social justice and the geographies of race. He recently published a new book titled The Geographies of Threat…