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May 18, 2022

Goodnight Alumni Spotlight: Jesseeca Nguyen ’15

Staples of the Goodnight Scholars Program, like the annual LEGO Brick Build, were once just thoughtful ideas and goals that were eventually executed by Goodnight Scholars like alumna Jesseeca Nguyen ’15. Jesseeca remembers being involved with many “firsts” in the […] 

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 graduate with degrees in Sustainable Materials & 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. 

May 16, 2022

‘We’re Stuck’ — Meet #NCState22 Best Friends Niambé and Kourtni

Best friends say ‘goodbye’ to NC State in the field where they first said ‘hello’ and started a lifelong friendship. 

spring 2022 commencement

May 13, 2022

Ready for New Challenges

Nearly 6,500 students took a leap forward into the next chapter of their lives at NC State’s spring commencement on May 7. Many of these new graduates excelled in their chosen major, but also crossed disciplinary boundaries in their learning and research. 

Photograph of NC State University Belltower during the day in Raleigh, North Carolina.

May 10, 2022

Goodnight Scholars Program Announces Class of 2026

The Goodnight Scholars Program at NC State revealed the 50 recipients from 32 North Carolina counties selected for its new cohort of scholars.  Recipients participated in a thorough selection process over the spring semester, which included an application and interview […] 

Selma Okyere-Badoo wearing her NC State graduation regalia

May 9, 2022

Selma Okyere-Badoo: Champion for Health Equity

College of Agriculture and Life Sciences graduate Selma Okyere-Badoo plans to use her love for learning about new cultures to improve language barriers in the healthcare industry. 

Students sing the Alma Mater at commencement

May 4, 2022

NC State to hold Commencement Ceremony Saturday, May 7

North Carolina State University will confer degrees on more than 6,100 graduating students during its spring commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 7 at 9 a.m. in PNC Arena. Media coverage is invited. Credentialed media interested in attending should contact Mary Cole Pike at with any questions. NC State will confer 6,494 degrees during the ceremony,… 

Mar 10, 2022

Goodnight Spotlight: Amber Golden-Parker

With aspirations to become a PA, Goodnight Scholar and Biological Sciences major Amber Golden-Parker ‘T24, hopes to bridge the gap between mental and physical health. However, this decision didn’t come in a straight path. After overcoming outside expectations and societal […] 

student at work in a lab

Mar 10, 2022

In Step with PEP

The Provost’s Professional Experience Program (PEP) highlights NC State’s commitment to providing outstanding, well-rounded experiential education to students. PEP supports undergraduate students’ academic success by funding on-campus work experiences that give them more time to focus on their studies. 

Mar 10, 2022

Goodnight Spotlight: Danielle Cain

As a young child, Goodnight Scholar and Chemical Engineering major Danielle Cain T’22 was given the nickname “Journey” by her grandmother. As Danielle approaches graduation in May, she recognizes that even though the nickname “Journey” has phased out, the nickname […]