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Author: Lauren McLaughlin

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Apr 20, 2022

How Parks and Green Spaces Can Improve Your Health

NC State associate professors Lincoln Larson and Aaron Hipp discuss the role of parks and green spaces in promoting physical and mental well-being. 

Rashawn King giving thumbs-up with NC State wolf stuffed animal on shoulder

Feb 16, 2022

Celebrating Black Excellence: Rashawn King is Promoting Parks and Recreation

King, a regional consultant for Recreation Resources Service at NC State, provides grant administration, technical assistance, and educational sessions to parks and recreation departments in North Carolina. 

Hayley Tate

Nov 23, 2021

Graduation to Vocation: Hayley Tate is Promoting Wellness through Recreation

Hayley Tate will soon graduate with a master’s degree in parks, recreation, tourism and sport management. She is currently a licensed recreational therapist with UNC Health. 

A Summer of Learning, College of Natural Resources, FWCB Summer Camp Pitcher Plants, feature

Aug 27, 2021

A Summer of Learning

College of Natural Resources students build on classroom knowledge through internships, summer camps and more. 

Five Questions with Parks and Recreation Director Cory Tobin, College of Natural Resources, Cory Tobin, feature

Aug 4, 2021

Five Questions with Parks and Recreation Director Cory Tobin

Tobin, who graduated with an online Master of Parks, Recreation, Tourism and Sport Management degree in 2016, is managing a team that maintains an 84-acre park system with 17 different facilities. 

College Grad - Graduation to Vocation: Resotring Trails in Sequoia -Parks Recreation and Tourism Management as NC State University

May 11, 2021

Graduation to Vocation: Restoring Trails in Sequoia National Forest

After graduation, Stoltz will work as a trails resource assistant at Sequoia National Forest with a direct hire certificate to continue working at the U.S. Forest Service. 

Working Outdoors - Graduation to Vocation: Connecting Youth to Agriculture - Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management at NC State University

May 10, 2021

Graduation to Vocation: Connecting Youth to Agriculture

Reilly will graduate in May 2021 with a master’s degree in parks, recreation and tourism management and a minor in human dimensions of natural resources. After graduation, Reilly will serve as assistant director of the outdoor education program at Davidson College. 

Kendall Jane - Graduation to Vocation: Promoting North Carolina Golf Gear, College of Natural Resources, Kendall Jane Vaughn, feature

May 6, 2021

Graduation to Vocation: Promoting Golf Gear in North Carolina

Vaughn will graduate in May 2021 with degrees in parks, recreation and tourism management and professional golf management. After graduation, Vaughn will work for STITCH Golf as a sales operations analyst. 

Sheila Long - Five Questions with Parks and Recreation Director Sheila Long, College of Natural Resources, Sheila Long, feature - Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management at NC State University

Apr 12, 2021

Five Questions with Parks and Recreation Director Sheila Long

Long ’09 currently oversees parks and recreation planning and operations for the town of Zebulon in North Carolina. In this Q&A, she reflects on her position and how the College of Natural Resources helped to prepare her. 

Ryan Jones on the Field - Five Questions with Associate Athletics Director Ryan Jones, College of Natural Resources, Ryan Jones, feature - Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management at NC State University

Mar 16, 2021

Five Questions with Associate Athletics Director Ryan Jones

Jones, who graduated with a degree in sport management in 2011, now serves as the associate athletics director for development and ticketing operations at Western Carolina University.