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English Major Wins Innovation Institute Competition

NC State Park Scholar Vinnie Feucht (English ‘11) has won the highly competitive Innovation Institute Scholarship from ThinkImpact. The nonprofit helps students learn social entrepreneurship in rural Africa by developing sustainable products and services.

Feucht interned last summer at the Center for Environmental Farming Systems in Goldsboro. The research farm studies large- and small-scale sustainable farming systems.

“Sustainability is crucial to everything we do. ThinkImpact focuses on sustainability as a method for approaching poverty alleviation. I would like to do the same with homelessness. Moreover, I believe sustainability is a value that everyone must learn to embrace. Sustainability should be a central theme in every person’s lifestyle design,” Feucht said in a recent interview with NC State’s Alumni Association.

After graduation, Feucht wants to join the Peace Corps and help communities with sustainable agriculture development.

To read more about the scholarship and Feucht’s ambitions, check out Technician.