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Madeline Ellis looking at the ocean

Aug 8, 2022

Madeline Ellis Heads Northwest: An Enrichment Grant Blog

Goodnight Scholar Madeline Ellis used an enrichment grant from the program to travel with the University Scholars to the Pacific Northwest over spring break. In a first-person account, she shares how her travels helped her better understand Asian American history. 

Elizabeth Vanegas

Jul 25, 2022

Goodnight Spotlight: Elizabeth Vanegas

During her first year at NC State, Goodnight Scholar Liz Vanegas ’22 realized that majoring in science education was the perfect blend between her loves of science and of helping people. 

Gaven Bell

Jul 19, 2022

Goodnight Spotlight: Gaven Bell

Gaven Bell’s extensive involvement within the NC State community began even before she stepped on campus as a freshman, as she participated in research with Dr. David Tarpy in the NC State Apiculture Lab during her senior year in high school. Now only one year away from graduation, she reflects on highlights of her college experience, which have included writing an award-winning play for the NC State Theatre, having mentors and role models in the STEM field who are women, and vast involvement within the Goodnight Scholars Program. 

The statues in Wolf Plaza

Jul 19, 2022

Distinguished Goodnight Award Recipients for 2022 Announced

The Distinguished Goodnight Award is presented at the end of the academic year to a graduating Goodnight Scholar from each cohort who best embodied the core values and mission of the Goodnight Scholars Program. This year, Vie Villafuerte ‘T22 and Lacey Malinsky ’22 were named the recipients of this prestigious community award. 

Taleek Harlee, Sarah Hall, Niambé James and Patsy McKee are the 2022 Mathews Medal recipients.

Jun 20, 2022

Four Students Receive Mathews Medals

As the highest non-academic distinction awarded to NC State students, the Mathews Medal honors graduating seniors who have served as student leaders and made significant contributions to the advancement of the university. The 2021-22 award recipients included two Goodnight Scholars. 

Students walking across the Court of North Carolina.

Jun 13, 2022

Goodnight Scholars Program Announces the Transfer Class of 2025

The Goodnight Scholars Program recently announced the 51 recipients from 30 North Carolina counties who were selected for its new transfer cohort of scholars. The transfer class of 2025 marks the largest transfer cohort in program history. 

The Memorial Belltower

Jun 7, 2022

Goodnight Alumni Spotlight: Christian Williams

Christian Williams came to NC State as a member of the Goodnight Scholars transfer class of 2021 and is now pursuing her doctorate at the College of Veterinary Medicine. 

The Memorial Belltower

May 24, 2022

Goodnight Scholars Program Announces Class of 2026

The Goodnight Scholars Program at NC State recently named the 50 recipients from 32 North Carolina counties selected for its new cohort of scholars. The class of 2026 features students with impressive accolades including Science Olympiad winners, national robotics captains, varsity athletes, memberships on the North Carolina Association of County Commissioners and participation in the Governor’s School of North Carolina. 

Service Raleigh co-chairs Vitus Puta, Lucas Embry, Shaily Shah ’22, Bhairavy Puviindran, and Sarah Hartsell ’22

May 24, 2022

Service Raleigh Celebrates Its 25th Anniversary

Service Raleigh is an annual day of service headed by five Park Scholar and Goodnight Scholar co-chairs that leads to the coordination of thousands of hours of community service benefiting people and organizations throughout the Triangle. In its 25th anniversary year, Service Raleigh returned to an entirely in-person format, bringing together more than 700 volunteers for a day of service at 80 sites all across the region. 

Niambé James and Kourtni Curry

May 17, 2022

‘We’re Stuck’

Niambé James ’22 and Kourtni Curry ’22 gravitated toward one another when they first met at a Goodnight Scholars event and have been inseparable ever since, having graduated with degrees in sustainable materials and technology and animal science, respectively. Niambé and Kourtni return to the location where it all started — the Court of North Carolina — to reflect on how their friendship shaped their time at NC State.