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kay sumpter

Apr 27, 2022

Kyanna “Kay” Sumpter ’22: ‘There is Nothing that Brings Me More Joy Than Being in Front of a Class and Teaching New Concepts That They Will Continue to Use Throughout Their Life’

When Kyanna "Kay" Sumpter came to NC State University as a Goodnight Scholar, she was looking for a community that would make her feel valued and a college that would prepare her to make an impact as a teacher. She found both during her time as a student in the NC State College of Education. 

Jessica Terrones

Apr 27, 2022

#WhyIChoseEducation: ‘I Want My Classroom to Feel Representative of My Students and a Space Where They Can Be Themselves’ Says Jessica Terrones ’22

Jessica Terrones came to NC State looking for a supportive community. In the College of Education, she found ways to build that community for others and developed leadership skills that will carry over as she steps into the classroom. 

Nov 8, 2021

Goodnight Scholars Program Spotlight | Hannah Morris

When first-year student and Goodnight Scholar Hannah Morris ’25 was asked to describe the person she wants to be at graduation in 2025, the attribute “fulfilled” was top of mind. Read more about everything Hannah hopes to accomplish and experience at NC State. 

Meet Our Incoming Students

Aug 10, 2021

Meet Our Incoming Students: Goodnight Scholars Alondra Badillo-Reyes, Bethany Lee Join New Class of Undergraduate Students

The NC State College of Education will welcome nine incoming Goodnight Scholars this fall. Meet two of them and learn what being a Goodnight Scholar means to them and why they chose the NC State College of Education. 

Class of 2024 Goodnight Scholars

Jul 30, 2020

Meet Our Incoming Students: Three Incoming Education Students Named Goodnight Scholars

Three of the incoming students who will be joining the NC State College of Education this fall will be part of the Goodnight Scholars Program, a prestigious scholarship program for students interested in studying STEM fields established by NC State alumni Jim and Ann Goodnight. 

Rachel Bland

May 6, 2020

My Student Experience: ‘I Wanted to be Someone That Kids Could Depend on and Know They Had an Adult in Their Life Who Believed in Them,’ Says Rachel Bland ’20

Rachel Bland ‘20 will earn her bachelor’s degree in elementary education this month and plans to teach in a rural area of North Carolina. Being from a rural county herself, she is passionate about agriculture, rural education and equitable access to education for all. 

Elizabeth Vanegas

Feb 24, 2020

EdNC: An Advisor Makes All the Difference

Goodnight Scholar and science education major Elizabeth Vanegas '22 shares her experience as a transfer student to NC State. She discusses how NC State College of Education Assistant Director of Advising Amanda Beller assisted her with successfully transferring her credits and helped her find her academic path as an education student.  

Kyanna "Kay" Sumpter

Feb 19, 2020

Why I Give: ‘The College Gives Me Endless Support and Resources to Become the Educator I Want to Be,’ Says Goodnight Scholar Kyanna “Kay” Sumpter ‘22

If it weren’t for financial support, Kyanna “Kay” Sumpter ‘22 would not be at NC State pursuing her dream of being an elementary education teacher with dual licensure in special education. Because of that support, she pays it forward by giving whenever she can. 

Katie King

Jan 29, 2020

N.C. Teaching Fellow Katie King ’23: ‘I Hope to Teach My Students the Value of Being a Diligent Student and a Life-long Learner’

First-year mathematics education student and N.C. Teaching Fellow Katie King '23 shares her experience in the Goodnight Scholars Program and how that experience has helped her as a future high school math teacher. 

Elizabeth Vanegas

Oct 16, 2019

Elizabeth Vanegas ’22: ‘My Eyes Are Set on a Goal Much Bigger Than Myself’

As a person who loves to plan their life, I learned very quickly after my first year of college that you can’t always expect every obstacle that comes your way.…