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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… 

Pickleball and paddle

Apr 26, 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. 

Memorial Belltower

Apr 25, 2023

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

Jason Bocarro, the Owens-Shelton Distinguished Professor for Leadership with a Global Perspective, has been named the 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. 

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… 

NC State wolf statue

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. 

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. 

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,…