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May 23, 2023

Alumni Spotlight: Diquan Edmonds Continues Mission to Make Outdoors Accessible for All

Diquan Edmonds graduated with a master’s degree in parks, recreation and tourism management in 2019. Today, he is the education and outreach manager at Triangle Land Conservancy (tlc), an organization… 

May 22, 2023

North Carolina Tourism Numbers Rise along with Industry Employment

VisitNC recently released the 2022 economic impact measures for the state’s tourism industry. Travelers spent more than $33.3 billion on trips to and within the state, topping the previous record… 

Kat Deutsch, NC State Parks Trail Planner

May 16, 2023

Kat Deutsch is Blazing New Trails for North Carolina State Parks

In May 2023, Kat Deutsch graduated with a master’s degree in parks, recreation and tourism management (PRTM) while working as a state trails planner for NC State Parks. As one of… 

Apr 25, 2023

The Lasting Legacy of Jack “Swede” Frauson

There are not many people in the park and recreation profession in North Carolina and the U.S. who haven’t been affected by the work of Jack Swede” Frauson. Frauson helped… 

Apr 19, 2023

Spring Social 2023 Celebrates PRTM Awards and Achievements

Students, alumni, faculty, friends and community partners gathered at Aloft Raleigh to celebrate outstanding achievements on a lovely spring evening in Raleigh, NC. Located on Hillsborough Street across from The… 

Mar 17, 2023

LeadHERship 2023 Delivers Mentors to Women in Parks and Recreation

Women working in parks and recreation throughout and beyond North Carolina gathered at the Durham Armory on March 15th for several days of networking, learning and mentoring. Created in 2011,… 

Carolina Hurricane players entering Carter-Finley stadium

Mar 1, 2023

NHL Stadium Series Brought National and International Attention to Wolfpack Country

According to the figures released by Visit Raleigh, the National Hockey League (NHL) Stadium Series game between the Hurricanes and Capitals at Carter-Finley Stadium on Saturday, February 18th, generated $13.6… 

Feb 28, 2023

Laurel Cavanagh Represents NC State at Sports Industry Networking and Career Conference

A junior in NC State’s department of parks, recreation and tourism management, Laurel Cavanagh attended the Sports Industry Networking & Career Conference (SINC) in Washington, DC last month. Cavanagh is pursing… 

Feb 14, 2023

Celebrating the Green Book: A Lifeline for Black Travelers

The first of the genre, the Negro Motorist Green Book written by Victor Hugo Green in 1936, promised to provide “the Negro traveler information that will keep him from running… 

Feb 8, 2023

Micaela Nardino Receives Marketing Award from Travel and Tourism Research Association

The John and Joan Markham Tourism Marketing Award was presented to PRTM Senior, Micaela Nardino at the Travel and Tourism Research Association (TTRA) Marketing Outlook Forum this month in Houston,…