goodnight scholars

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.

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. 

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.

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.

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. Despite having a successful academic career on paper, I went […]

Sep 13, 2019

Chandler Henninger ’20: ‘Having the position of an educator in the 21st century is about inspiring students to reach their potential.’

Through the NC State College of Education and the Goodnight Scholars Program, Chandler Henninger '20, has learned to see the world from a different perspective. And that perspective has prepared him for his career as a high school mathematics teacher.

Aug 24, 2018

People of Poe | Kay Sumpter on Choosing NC State Education

Kay Sumpter just began her first year at the NC State College of Education. As a member of the Goodnight Scholars Program, Sumpter comes to the college from Lee County High School and plans to major in Elementary Education. Sumpter talks about her goals for her undergraduate studies and how the NC State College of Education will set her up for success as an educator.

Apr 3, 2018

Hannah Ehmann ’21 on How Opportunities at NC State Will Help Her Affect Change

Meet Hannah Ehmann: a native of Jacksonville, N.C., Goodnight Scholar and first-year science education major.

May 2, 2017  |  Honors and Awards

4 Incoming Education Students Named Goodnight Scholars

The prestigious Goodnight Scholars Program will support four incoming students who will study mathematics education, science education, and elementary education.