Goodnight Scholars Program

Investing in North Carolina’s STEM Future

Established 2008

The Goodnight Scholars Program invests in students from low- and middle-income families in North Carolina studying in STEM or STEM education disciplines.

This investment represents a commitment to our students’ personal, professional, and academic development through scholarship funding, comprehensive programming, and enrichment opportunities. The Program empowers Goodnight Scholars to “pay it forward” as transformational leaders at NC State University, in North Carolina, and in the world.

Looking Back & Looking Forward

Allison Medlin

Director of the Goodnight Scholars Program, NC State University

As our 11th year drew to a close, the transformation of our Program was on display at our annual Goodnight Graduation Gala. This was a milestone moment for the event as it was the first-ever to be held in historic Reynolds Coliseum. Back in 2012, the inaugural Goodnight Graduation Gala was a small affair. There were less than 25 graduates recognized and our entire community fit comfortably in the Park Alumni Center. Seven years later, it took an arena to accommodate us! It was heartening to look around Reynolds, transformed for a magnificent celebration, and reflect on how the Program has expanded and evolved into such a brilliant community.

Much of our evolution was experienced first-hand by the Class of 2019. As high school seniors, they were the first cohort to participate in an interview day as part of our expanded selection process. They were also the first class to enroll in our first-year seminar: GSP 250. Their tenure saw the introduction of many Program staples including our senior retreat, North Carolina: Mountains to Coast and Mayventure: Vancouver trips, new student leadership roles such as ambassadors and STEM coaches, our professional mentorship program and, most importantly, the expansion to include transfer scholars. In fact, Richard Trevorrow became the first transfer scholar to graduate this past May, completing his degree in just two years!

Looking deeper, the Program has transformed in other important ways since the Class of 2019 arrived on-campus. Our Program has become more inclusive as we serve greater numbers of low-income, first-generation, minority and rural students. Since 2015, non-white students have increased from 20% to 45% of our scholar population. 42% of our scholars are from rural counties and 30% are first generation college students. We are also enrolling scholars in previously underrepresented majors. For example, education majors now make up 10% of our community, compared to 3% in 2015. At the same time, persistence in our Program and degree completion is at an all-time high at 98%.

This transformation was supported by a variety of deliberate strategies aimed to increase diversity and support student success. For our selection process, we have taken steps to address bias, broaden our definition of merit, and expand outreach. Simultaneously, we have strived to create an inclusive, supportive community and design a program that meets our students’ changing needs. With 11 years of learning and growth, and the incredible support and vision of Jim and Ann Goodnight, we are certain that we have developed a model for scholarship programs in the 21st century.

Looking ahead, we are excited to welcome our largest class of new scholars this fall with 50 incoming first-year scholars and 20 incoming transfer scholars. We will continue to make changes to better serve student needs by redeveloping GSP 250, adding new student programs and travel opportunities and improving our new student onboarding process. Regardless of how the Program changes over the next four years, we are confident that our newest scholars will benefit from a transformational experience and supportive community.

Our Scholars

A Vision for Student Success

We are a comprehensive student development program filled with 245 high-achieving first-year and transfer students along with a team of dedicated professional staff members.

No Goodnight Scholar is the same. One may love human biology and have an obsession with peanut butter M&Ms. Another may lie awake at night dreaming of revolutionizing computer technology while agonizing over a missed goal from last night’s intramural soccer championship. Diversity in thought, experiences, and passions is arguably their greatest contribution to the Goodnight Scholars community. Why do we value it so much? Because a diverse community of North Carolinians, unified by a single purpose, creates a learning environment that celebrates new perspectives and differences.

2018-2019 Overview

Classes of 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022 and 2023

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Number of Students: 244

Counties Represented: 62

Top 4 Colleges: #1 Engineering, #2 Sciences, #3 Agriculture & Life Sciences, #4 Education

Students with Secondary Major [ 24 ], Minor [ 29 ], or Both [ 3 ]

Transfer Classes of 2019, 2021 and 2022

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Number of Students: 45

Counties Represented: 23

Top 3 Colleges: #1 Engineering, #2 Sciences, #3 Agriculture & Life Sciences

Mentorship

If NC State was a city, the student population alone would make it the 42nd most populous city in North Carolina. Crazy, right? Now imagine growing up in a small town where adding 100 new residents is considered a population explosion and, all of a sudden, you find yourself on a campus where people are outnumbered only by bricks. Transitioning to college is not a simple journey, which is why our community puts tremendous emphasis on peer mentorship. After all, the journey is a lot smoother with a friend by your side.

Mentorship in the Goodnight Scholars Program extends beyond the initial transition to college. Sophomore and junior Goodnight Scholars seeking professional guidance are enrolled in the Goodnight Fellows Program, connecting them with talented industry leaders and NC State faculty who can put these scholars on a path for career development and achievement. After all, while the journey is a lot smoother with a friend by your side, it is as smooth as silk with someone by your side who has done the journey before.

First-Year Mentorship

Transfer Mentorship

Goodnight Fellows

Enrichment Grants

Goodnight Scholars have dreams. We want to fund them! Transformative opportunities outside of the classroom can enhance a scholar’s college experience whether they are sticking their feet in the sand on the shores of Cyprus or backpacking along the rugged trails of Iceland’s tallest mountains. The feeling of independence and challenge of living in a new culture become pinnacle moments where scholars learn new skills and create lifelong friendships. Our responsibility is to ensure that financial restrictions do not become a barrier for personal growth.

Do not be fooled: Receiving a Goodnight Scholars Program enrichment grant takes time and preparation. Goodnight Scholars are required to complete an online proposal by submitting an itemized budget, agenda, and learning objectives. Goodnight Scholars then interview with a professional staff member, discussing how the proposed enrichment opportunities ties into their personal, academic and/or professional goals. But once the interview is over and that “Congratulations!” email arrives, the hard work becomes worth it and the only stress remaining is figuring out what to pack.

Number of Recipients: 65

Total Amount Awarded in Grants: $132,310

Countries Represented: 25

Africa

East Africa


Charles Goodman ’21
ASB – Rwanda

Britanya Wright ‘T21
ASB – Rwanda

Cheyana Bassham ’21
Fall Study Abroad – Tanzania

South Africa


Madeleine Edwards ’20
Summer Study Abroad – South Africa

West Africa


Ciara Jones ’20
Summer Study Abroad – Accra, Ghana

America

Central America


Jeremy Park ’20
ASB – Costa Rica

Caitlin Cassidy ’20
ASB – Guatemala Health

Louise “Loulou” Batta ’21
ASB – Guatemala Health

Emma Hall ‘T19
ASB – Guatemala Health

Gracie Hornsby ’20
Engineers without Borders – Guatemala

Kaylee Saaranen ’20
ASB – Belize

Lahari Revuri ’19/’20
ASB – Costa Rica

North America


Mikayla Graham ’20
Professional Development – USDA trip to DC

Emma Eldridge ’22
Undergraduate Research

Emory New ’22
Summer Study Abroad – Oaxaca Mexico

Loren Johnson ’21
Summer Internship – Kiwi Birdlife Park Ltd

Iliana Claudio ’21
Diving Certification

Josh Jimison ’20
International Society for Pharmaceutical Engineering (ISPE) Conference

Olivia Chiott ’22
Math Tutoring at Mount Vernon Middle School

Rachel Chen ’20
Professional Development – Pacific Symposium on Biocomputing

Neill Robson ’19/’20
Foundations of Software Engineering (FSE) Conference

Kristin Ewan ’18/’19 and Julia Treis ’18/’19
Entrepreneurial Pursuit

Stephanie Atkinson ’21
Undergraduate Research

Luke Sain ’19
Commercial Plane Training

Jewel Wasson ’19
CNA Course

Madeline Yun ‘T19
Collision Entrepreneurship Conference

Stephanie Menten ’20
Geology Field Camp

Sabrina Monserate ’18/’19
NC Teaching Professional Development

Melanie Hardee ’20
Internship – Urban Ministries & Cary Medical Group

Sreeram Venkat ’21
Summer Program for Undergraduate Reserach – Cornell

Jose Jimenez ‘T21
Summer Research and Class

Amira Watson ’21
Summer Health Professions Education Program – School of Dentistry

South America


Sarah Hall ’22
ASB – Ecuador

Haley Newton ’20
Medical Service Trip – Cusco Peru

Bailey Holt ’20
ASB – Ecuador

Amanda Currie ‘T19
ASB – Fuller Center Peru

Asia

Asia


Parker Savage ’20
Edwin “Parker” Savage

Chandler Henninger ’20
Service Trip – Malaysia

East Asia


Dominic Sapoch ’22
Summer Study Abroad – China

Benjamin Morris ’22
Summer Study Abroad – China

Emma Hall ‘T19
Summer Medical Internship – China

Benjamin Carroll ’22
Summer Study Abroad – China

Caribbean

Caribbean


Autumn Biggie ’22
ASB – Wine to Water Dominican Republic

Europe

Europe


Chandra Manivannan ’20
Spring Study Abroad – Manchester

Olivia Merritt ’21
Spring Study Abroad – Granada

Iris Salswach Cadena ’20
Spring Study Abroad – France

Mackenzie Brown ’21
Summer Study Abroad – Italy

London Dement ’22
Summer Study Abroad – Florence

Jaideep Ramani ‘T21
Summer Study Abroad – Germany

Jacob Walker ’22
Summer Study Abroad – Iceland

Carrisa Womble ’19
Spring Break Trip – Paris

Sean Nicol ’20
Summer Study Abroad – Ireland

Aaron Pridgen ‘T21
Summer Study Abroad – UK

Mikayla Graham ’20
Summer Study Abroad – Ireland

Jordan Paldino ’21
Summer Study Abroad – Budapest

Sarah Hall ’22
Summer Study Abroad – Lille

Grace Gore ‘T21
Fall Study Abroad – Poland

Will Baldwin ’21
Summer Study Abroad – Cyprus

Katherine McVay ’21
Summer Study Abroad – Cyprus

Oceania

Oceania


Rachel Bland ’20
Summer Professional Development – Sydney

Braxton Harvey ’20
Spring Study Abroad – Melbourne

Jessica Jones ’21
Spring Study Abroad – Adelaide

Katherine Gorman ’21
Spring Study Abroad – New Zealand

Niambe James ’22
Fall Study Abroad – Adelaide

Aiden Winters ’22
Fall Study Abroad – Adelaide

Programming

Enriching and Meaningful Programming

We have a lofty goal of supporting our scholars’ personal, professional, and academic development.
That is not a goal you take on alone.

Fortunately, both NC State and the Triangle are home to a dizzying number of accomplished faculty and talented professionals who share our motivation for student development. These folks are the foundation for the success of our weekly programming, enabling us to expose our scholars to modern trends in academia and industry.

Goodnight Scholars also play a role in the development of their peers. Whether they are breaking a sweat while building a home for Habitat for Humanity or working on their cores during a community social at Cirque de Vol, scholars are forming new relationships and swapping stories about their unique backgrounds. Like the old adage goes, it takes a village.

Travel

North Carolina is a spectacular place to call home. Majestic mountains, scenic coastlines and thriving cities all within our state border.

Why leave?

Like the late Anthony Bourdain once said, “It seems that the more places I see and experience, the bigger I realize the world to be. The more I become aware of, the more I realize how relatively little I know of it, how many places I have still to go, how much more there is to learn.”

Our four main excursions expose Goodnight Scholars to the diversity of thought and cultures in our state, our country, and our world. Road tripping across North Carolina and teaching science to middle school students connects Goodnight Scholars with the next generation of talented North Carolinians. Walking amongst the skyscrapers of Boston and Vancouver shows how history and innovation come together for societal prosperity. Standing mesmerized at the lush Trinidad & Tobago rainforests incites a better appreciation for Mother Nature’s complexity. All of these moments are essential to the development of our Goodnight Scholars, advancing their understanding of our intricate, globally-connected world.

Outreach

Our motto for outreach is pretty simple:

Let’s make a connection.

Whether presenting in a crowded auditorium filled with talented community college students and administrators or answering questions one-on-one with a shy, STEM-loving high school student, we want to see a spark in the eyes of our audience. By sharing our story, we hope prospective students see themselves not just as Goodnight Scholars, but as members of the NC State Wolfpack. This goal is what motivates us to hop in our cars and travel from Murphy to Manteo in search of amazing students from humble beginnings who dream of contributing to something bigger than themselves.

Outreach EventsSchool Visits
Alamance

Events


October 30, 2018
Alamance Community College Transfer Fair, Graham
Staff: Jay Perry

Beaufort

School Visits


February 1, 2019
Beaufort County Community College, Washington
Ambassador: Kody Jefferson ’21

Brunswick

School Visits


October 4, 2018
Brunswick County Early College High School, Bolivia
Ambassador: Victor Jimenez ’21

October 26, 2018
North Brunswick High School, Leland
Ambassador: Preston Gourville ’20

April 18, 2019
South Brunswick High School, Southport
Ambassador: Victor Jimenez ’21

Buncombe

School Visits


October 4, 2018
Erwin High School, Asheville
Ambassador: Josh Jimison ’20

October 5, 2018
Buncombe County Early College, Asheville
Asheville High School, Asheville
Ambassador: Josh Jimison ’20

Cabarrus

School Visits


October 4, 2018
Cox Mill High School, Concord
Ambassador: Aalia Shariff ’19

March 11, 2019
Hickory Ridge High School, Harrisburg
Ambassador: Gianna Jones ’20

Cherokee

School Visits


August 4, 2018
Hiwassee Dam High School, Murphy
Ambassador: Gracie Hornsby ’20

Cumberland

Events


October 25, 2018
Fayeteville Technical Community College Transfer Fair, Fayetteville
Staff: Jill Zalewski

February 17, 2019
NC State Pack Preview, Fayetteville
Ambassadors: Dylan Jordan ’20, Loulou Batta ’21, Kerrington Shade ’21

Duplin

Events


February 8, 2019
College Access Presentation: James Kenan High School, Warsaw
Ambassadors: Sandy Lin ’21, Thomas Matrejek ’18/’19

Durham

Events


September 20, 2018
An Evening with NCSSM, Durham
Staff/Ambassadors: Loulou Batta ’21, Stephanie Menten ’20, Christa Parrish ’21, Jay Perry

September 29, 2018
RTP Young Women in Biology Seminar, Durham
Staff/Ambassador: Allison Medin, Devin Wyatt ’21

September 30, 2018
CACRAO College Fair: Durham County Schools, Durham
Ambassadors: Jenay Brown ’21, Victor Jimenez ’21

October 31, 2018
Durham Technical Community College Transfer Fair, Durham
Staff: Jay Perry

November 10, 2018
North Carolina Society of Hispanic Professionals’ Mi Exito, la Universidad Educational Fair, Durham
Ambassadors: Gracie Hornsby ’20, Carmen Bollman ’21

January 30, 2019
Durham Technical Community College Classroom Presentation, Durham
Staff: Jay Perry

School Visits


September 27, 2018
Riverside High School, Durham
Staff: Jay Perry

September 27, 2018
J.D. Clement Early College, Durham
Staff: Jay Perry

September 27, 2018
City of Medicine Academy, Durham
Staff: Jay Perry

November 16, 2018
Jordan High School, Durham
Staff: Jay Perry

January 14, 2019
Research Triangle High School, Durham
Ambassador: Chandra Manivannan ’20

Forsyth

Events


June 27, 2018
Governor’s School East College Day Fair, Winston-Salem
Ambassadors: Carmen Bollman ’21, Bailey Holt ’20

October 7, 2018
NC State Pack Preview, Winston-Salem
Ambassador: Aalia Shariff ’19

October 23, 2018
Forsyth Technical Community College Transfer Fair, Winston-Salem
Staff: Jay Perry

School Visits


April 8, 2019
West Forsyth High School, Clemmons
Ambassador: Devin Wyatt ’21

August 31, 2018
East Forysth High School, Kernersville
Ambassador: Bailey Holt ’20

September 21, 2018
Paisley IB Magnet School, Winston-Salem
Ambassador: Bailey Holt ’20

September 21, 2018
RJ Reynolds High School, Winston-Salem
Ambassador: Bailey Holt ’20

February 18, 2019
Atkins High School, Winston-Salem
Ambassador: Bailey Holt ’20

April 8, 2019
Parkland High School, Winston-Salem
Ambassador: Devin Wyatt ’21

Franklin

Events


March 29, 2019
College Access Presentation: Bunn High School, Bunn
Ambassador: Gabriella Mamlouk ’19

March 29, 2019
College Access Presentation: Franklinton High School, Franklinton
Ambassador: Gabriella Mamlouk ’19

School Visits


March 29, 2019
Franklinton High School, Franklinton
Ambassador: Gabriella Mamlouk ’19

Granville

Events


September 19, 2018
CACRAO College Fair: Granville County Schools, Creedmoor
Ambassadors: Bailey Holt ’20, Stephanie Menten ’20

School Visits


April 4, 2019
Granville Early College High School, Creedmor
Ambassador: Kerrington Shade ’21

April 18, 2019
South Granville High School, Creedmor
Ambassador: Kerrington Shade ’21

April 11, 2019
Granville Central High School, Stem
Ambassador: Kerrington Shade ’21

Guilford

Events


November 7-8, 2018
North Carolina School Counselor Assocation Fall Conference, Greensboro
Staff: Jay Perry, Allison Medlin

School Visits


October 5, 2018
Greensboro College Early College, Greensboro
Ambassador: Dylan Jordan ’20

October 17, 2018
Northwest Guilford High School, Greensboro
Ambassador: Stephanie Menten ’20

October 24, 2018
Early College at Guilford, Greensboro
Ambassador: Stephanie Menten ’20

May 13, 2019
Cornerstone Charter Academy, Greensboro
Ambassador: Stephanie Menten ’20

Halifax

Events


August 30, 2018
Rev Up!, Hollister
Ambassadors: TJ Adams ’19/’20, Parker Savage ’20

Haywood

Events


School Visits


October 4, 2018
Pisgah High School, Canton
Ambassador: Josh Jimison ’20

October 4, 2018
Tuscola High School, Waynesville
Ambassador: Josh Jimison ’20

Johnston

Events


November 26, 2018
Johnston Community College Transfer Fair, Smithfield
Staff/Ambassador: Gianna Jones ’20, Jay Perry

January 30, 2019
Johnston Community College Classroom Presentation, Smithfield
Staff: Allison Medlin

School Visits


October 12, 2018
Clayton High School, Clayton
Ambassador: Gabriella Mamlouk ’19

November 2, 2018
Neuse Charter School, Smithfield
Ambassador: Gabriella Mamlouk ’19

October 12, 2018
North Johnston High School, Kenly
Ambassador: Gabriella Mamlouk ’19

Jones

School Visits


October 26, 2018
Jones Senior High School, Trenton
Ambassador: Jenay Brown ’21

Lee

Events


November 28, 2018
Central Carolina Community College Transfer Fair, Sanford
Staff/Ambassador: Gracie Hornsby ’20, Jay Perry

School Visits


September 19, 2018
Central Carolina Community College, Sanford
Staff: Jill Zalewski

September 20, 2018
Lee County High School, Sanford
Staff: Jill Zalewski

September 20, 2018
Southern Lee High School, Sanford
Staff: Jill Zalewski

Macon

School Visits


August 5, 2018
Franklin High School, Franklin
Ambassador: Gracie Hornsby ’20

Mecklenburg

Events


March 3, 2019
NC State Pack Preview, Charlotte
Ambassadors: Dylan Jordan ’20, Aldo De Leon Resendiz ’20

School Visits


October 5, 2018
Zebulon B. Vance High School, Charlotte
Ambassador: Aalia Shariff ’19

March 13, 2019
Mallard Creek High School, Charlotte
Ambassador: Gianna Jones ’20

March 15, 2019
Central Piedmont Community College, Charlotte
Ambassador: Gianna Jones ’20

October 4, 2018
Lake Norman Charter School, Huntersville
Ambassador: Aalia Shariff ’19

March 4, 2019
Hopewell High School, Huntersville
Ambassador: Aldo De Leon Resendiz ’20

Moore

School Visits


September 28, 2018
Union Pines High School, Cameron
Staff: Allison Medlin

September 27, 2018
Sandhills Community College, Pinehurst
Staff: Allison Medlin

Nash

School Visits


October 30, 2018
Nash Central High School, Rocky Mount
Ambassador: Christa Parrish ’21

New Hanover

School Visits


September 7, 2018
New Hanover High School, Wilmington
Ambassador: Preston Gourville ’20

October 4, 2018
Emsley A. Laney High School, Wilmington
Ambassador: Christa Parrish ’21

October 26, 2018
Ashley High School, Wilmington
Ambassador: Preston Gourville ’20

May 1, 2019
Cape Fear Community College, Wilmington
Ambassador: Preston Gourville ’20

Onslow

School Visits


August 31, 2018
Dixon High School, Holly Ridge
Ambassador: Sandy Lin ’21

August 31, 2018
Southwest High School, Jacksonville
Ambassador: Sandy Lin ’21

October 5, 2018
Northside High School, Jacksonville
Ambassador: Kody Jefferson ’21

October 19, 2018
Jacksonville High School, Jacksonville
Ambassador: Asa Augustin ’19

Orange

Events


November 10, 2018
UNC Pre-College Expo & Symposium, Chapel Hill
Ambassadors: Christa Parrish ’21, Preston Gourville ’20, TJ Adams ’18/’19

Stokes

School Visits


October 4, 2018
West Stokes High School, King
Ambassador: Carmen Bollman ’21

October 4, 2018
South Stokes High School, Walnut Cove
Ambassador: Carmen Bollman ’21

Surry

School Visits


October 5, 2018
Surry Central High School, Dobson
Ambassador: Carmen Bollman ’21

March 12, 2019
Surry Community College, Dobson
Ambassador: Carmen Bollman ’21

October 5, 2018
North Surry High School, Mount Airy
Ambassador: Carmen Bollman ’21

October 5, 2018
Mount Airy High School, Mount Airy
Ambassador: Carmen Bollman ’21

October 5, 2018
Millennium Charter Academy, Mount Airy
Ambassador: Carmen Bollman ’21

October 5, 2018
East Surry High School, Pilot Mountain
Ambassador: Carmen Bollman ’21

Wake

Events


June 28, 2018
Governor’s School West College Day Fair, Raleigh
Staff/Ambassador: Jay Perry, Gabriella Mamlouk ’19

July 10, 2018
MSEN Summer Camp, Raleigh
Staff: Jay Perry

July 25, 2018
MSEN Summer Camp for Rocky Mount, Raleigh
Staff/Ambassador: Jay Perry, Aldo De Leon Resendiz ’20

July 26, 2018
NC State College Advising Corps Training, Raleigh
Staff: Allison Medlin

September 23, 2018
NC State Pack Preview, Raleigh
Ambassadors: Ana Iglesias ’20, Dylan Jordan ’20

October 9, 2018
CACRAO NC School Counselor Conference, Raleigh
Staff: Jay Perry

October 13, 2018
NC State Open House: Programs of Distinction, Raleigh
Staff/Ambassadors: Parker Savage ’20, Chandra Manivannan ’20, Loulou Batta ’21, Victor Jimenez ’21, Jay Perry

October 13, 2018
NC State Open House: Information Fair, Raleigh
Ambassadors: Asa Augustin ’19, Bailey Holt ’20, Gianna Jones ’20, Josh Jimison ’20, Thomas Matrejek ’18/’19, Sandy Lin ’21

October 18, 2018
AE Pathways Fall Meeting, Raleigh
Staff: Allison Medlin

October 20, 2018
Upward Bound, Raleigh
Ambassadors: Carmen Bollman ’20, TJ Adams ’18/’19, Ana Iglesias ’20

February 18, 2019
Experience NC State Panel, Raleigh
Ambassadors: Devin Wyatt ’21, Sandy Lin ’21, Gianna Jones ’20

February 24, 2019
NC State Pack Preview, Raleigh
Ambassadors: Aalia Shariff ’19, Asa Augustin ’19, Josh Jimison ’20, Victor Jimenez ’21

March 19, 2019
GEAR UP Aspire Day, Raleigh
Ambassadors: Asa Augstin ’19, Gabriella Mamlouk ’19

March 23, 2019
MSEN STEM Day, Raleigh
Ambassadors: Carmen Bollman ’21, Loulou Batta ’21, TJ Adams ’18/’19, Parker Savage ’20

March 23, 2019
Experience NC Sate Panel, Raleigh
Ambassadors: Bailey Holt ’20, Gianna Jones ’20, Devin Wyatt ’21, Jenay Brown ’21, Stephanie Menten ’20

March 29, 2019
North Carolina Society of Hispanic Professionals’ Hispanic Educational Summit, Raleigh
Ambassadors: Aalia Shariff ’19, Aldo De Leon Resendiz ’20, Carmen Bollman ’21, Josh Jimison ’20, Victor Jimenez ’21

March 30, 2019
North Carolina Science and Engineering Fair, Raleigh
Ambassadors: Kerrington Shade ’21, Parker Savage ’20

March 30, 2019
NC State Engineering Open House, Raleigh
Ambassador: Aldo De Leon Resendiz ’20

April 5, 2019
Experience NC State Panel, Raleigh
Ambassadors: Gracie Hornsby ’20, Kody Jefferson ’20, Sandy Lin ’21

April 6, 2019
Experience NC State Panel, Raleigh
Ambassadors: Jenay Brown ’21, Victor Jimenez ’21, Kerrington Shade ’21

April 26, 2019
Science Olympiad State Tournament, Raleigh
Ambassadors: Preston Gourville ’20, Thomas Matrejek ’18/’19

May 18, 2019
Fox Road Elementary School Presentation, Raleigh
Staff: Allison Medlin

June 25, 2019
Emerging Scholars Academy, Raleigh
Staff/Ambassadors: Allison Medlin, Bailey Craddock, Loulou Batta ’21, Melanie Hardee ’20, Chandra Manivannan ’20

June 27, 2019
Governor’s School East College Day Fair, Raleigh
Staff: Bailey Craddock

October 8, 2018
Facebook Live: Goodnight Scholars Program, Virtual
Ambassadors: Chandra Manivannan ’20, Gabriella Mamlouk ’19, Josh Jimison ’20

January 22, 2019
Facebook Live: Goodnight Scholars Program, Virtual
Ambassadors: Carmen Bollman ’21, Parker Savage ’20, Madeline Yun ‘T19

June 19, 2019
North Carolina Community College System Financial Aid Presentation, Virtual
Staff: Jay Perry

June 27, 2019
Hoke County STEM Camp Virtual Presentation, Virtual
Ambassadors: Preston Gourville ’20, Thomas Matrejek ’18/’19

School Visits


October 16, 2018
Wake Forest High School, Wake Forest
Ambassador: Parker Savage ’20

October 16, 2018
Heritage High School, Wake Forest
Ambassador: Parker Savage ’20

November 15, 2018
Middle Creek High School, Apex
Ambassador: Loulou Batta ’21

January 11, 2019
Apex High School, Apex
Ambassador: Chandra Manivannan ’20

January 8, 2019
Apex Friendship High School, Apex
Ambassador: Chandra Manivannan ’20

October 26, 2018
Panther Creek High School, Cary
Ambassador: Chandra Manivannan ’20

January 3, 2019
Green Hope High School, Cary
Ambassador: Chandra Manivannan ’20

October 30, 2018
Fuquay-Varina High School, Fuquay-Varina
Ambassador: Loulou Batta ’21

January 11, 2019
Knightdale High School, Knightdale
Ambassador: Ana Iglesias ’20

September 7, 2018
Millbrook High School, Raleigh
Ambassador: Ana Iglesias ’20

October 23, 2018
Leesville Road High School, Raleigh
Ambassador: Ana Iglesias ’20

January 11, 2019
Sanderson High School, Raleigh
Ambassador: Ana Iglesias ’20

January 18, 2019
Broughton High School, Raleigh
Ambassador: TJ Adams ’19/’20

January 25, 2019
Wake Early College, Raleigh
Ambassador: TJ Adams ’19/’20

March 28, 2019
Wakefield High School, Raleigh
Ambassador: Parker Savage ’20

Wilson

School Visits


August 31, 2018
Beddingfield High School, Wilson
Ambassador: Thomas Matrejek ’18/’19

August 31, 2018
Fike High School, Wilson
Ambassador: Thomas Matrejek ’18/’19

August 31, 2018
WIlson Community College, Wilson
Ambassador: Thomas Matrejek ’18/’19

September 21, 2018
James B. Hunt High School, Wilson
Ambassador: Thomas Matrejek ’18/’19

Alumni

Allow us to indulge in a brief humble brag:

We have awesome alumni!

With the graduating Class of 2019 donning their cap and gowns in May, our alumni network expanded to 323 accomplished scholars who are taking the “pay it forward” attitude into industry and the classroom. Take a road trip around the United States and there is a good chance you will bump into any one of our alumni who call 31 different states home. Or rack up those precious airmiles and visit our alumni living in four countries including Egypt and Ghana.

No matter where our alumni now call home, they are doing work that impacts people like you. They are teaching the next generation of STEM talent in rural elementary schools, improving transportation infrastructure, and researching new methods of agriculture. They are clocking in at industry powerhouses like Microsoft and IBM and pursuing their entrepreneurial dreams around the globe. Best of all, our alumni are bringing their professional wisdom back to the Goodnight Scholars community, serving as mentors for current scholars and participating in annual events like Finalist Interview Day and Scholar2Scholar.

The desire to give back is not only why we believe they are awesome, but why we are proud to call them Goodnight Scholars Alumni.

Overview

Alumni Classes Since 2012

Top 5 Colleges:
#1 Engineering
#2 Sciences
#3 Agriculture & Life Sciences
#4 Education
#5 Natural Resources

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