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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. 

The Memorial Belltower behind dogwood trees in spring

May 3, 2022

NC State Announces Goodnight Early Career Innovators

The Goodnight Early Career Innovators program recognizes and rewards promising NC State early-career faculty whose scholarship is in STEM or STEM education. The 25 faculty selected will receive $22,000 ­for each of the next three years to support their scholarship and research endeavors. 

Vitus Putra

Apr 26, 2022

Ambassador for Optimism

Goodnight Scholar Vitus Putra prepares to graduate this May with a degree in computer science. During his four years at NC State, he not only challenged himself academically but also grew as a person, helped others through service and enriched the lives of those around him with his upbeat, positive outlook on life. 

Wolf Plaza statue

Apr 26, 2022

Goodnight Scholars Program Selects Finalists for Transfer Class of 2025

The Goodnight Scholars Program held its annual Transfer Finalist Interview Day on April 23, with 97 finalists — the largest group of transfer finalists in the history of the program — taking part. From the finalist group, 50 students will be invited to join the Goodnight Scholars Program’s Transfer Class of 2025. 

Asa Augustin

Apr 19, 2022

Goodnight Alumni Spotlight: Asa Augustin

Three years after graduation, Goodnight Scholars program alumnus Asa Augustin talks about his new role at Lowe’s and his personal and professional journey after NC State. 

Kerrington Shade

Apr 12, 2022

Goodnight Spotlight: Kerrington Shade

Meet Kerrington Shade and learn about her leadership within the Goodnight Scholars Program, her undergraduate research experiences and her advice for how to increase representation within the NC State and engineering communities to allow for a more inclusive learning experience. 

Mya McDowell

Mar 29, 2022

Goodnight Spotlight: Mya McDowell

Goodnight Scholar Mya McDowell doesn’t believe in coincidences. Her motto of “what’s for you will find you” has followed her from the way she discovered her invitation to apply to the Goodnight Scholars Program to now, only one year away from becoming an NC State alum. 

Wolf statues

Mar 8, 2022

Goodnight Scholars Program Selects Finalists for Class of 2026

The Goodnight Scholars Program revealed the 101 finalists who will participate in the program’s first in-person interview day in two years. The finalists were selected from a pool of candidates from across North Carolina and represent 77 high schools, 49 counties and six NC State academic colleges. 

Vie Villafuerte

Mar 1, 2022

Extraordinary Difference: Vie Villafuerte

Vie Villafuerte ’22 got her chance at earning an engineering degree in the U.S. when her family moved from Peru so she could chase her dreams. The Goodnight Transfer Scholarship, created during NC State’s Think and Do the Extraordinary Campaign, then gave Villafuerte the opportunity to earn that degree as a member of the Pack. 

Colin Ramalho

Mar 1, 2022

Goodnight Spotlight: Colin Ramalho

Goodnight Scholar Colin Ramalho ’24 knows a thing or two about persistence and motivation. After multiple enlistments in the United States Navy, Ramalho enrolled at Cape Fear Community College. Now one semester and counting into his construction engineering degree here at NC State, Ramalho reflects on the unique perspective transfer students bring to the Pack.