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Category: Parks and Recreation Tourism Management

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… 

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… 

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. 

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… 

Jones Lake State Park, circa 1940s

Feb 3, 2022

Tracking Injustice in the History of U.S. Public Parks

A study led by an NC State researcher traces patterns of injustice in the creation of public parks in the United States. 

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,… 

Victoria Fuda talking in front of a screen with an image from Thailand.

Dec 14, 2021

What It Means To Think and Do: Turning Passion Into a Career

Victoria Fuda graduates this month with some incredible experience under her belt, thanks to private support. 

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…