Goodnight Scholars Class of 2017 December Graduates Announced

Bidding farewell by celebrating our new December 2017 graduates!

Sarah Bristol will graduate with a Bachelor of Science in both mathematics and mathematics education. Sarah was a Leader of the Pack Semi-Finalist in 2016, and will graduate from NC State as Magna Cum Laude. Sarah was a co-chair for Service Raleigh from 2014 to 2016; an active member of the North Carolina Council for Teachers of Mathematics NC State Chapter; and a Women in Science and Engineering Student Council Leader. In the Goodnight Scholars Program, Sarah served as a retreat leader for three consecutive years, as well as a Goodnight Ambassador, panelist for our Finalist Interview Day, and participated in our Fall Break trip to Boston in fall 2015. Sarah is a dual Goodnight Scholars enrichment grant recipient through our Program, and has used her enrichment funds to volunteer abroad in New Zealand and attend the NCTM Regional Conference. Sarah recently accepted a position as a mathematics teacher at Green Hope High School in Cary, North Carolina.

Tyler Eubanks will graduate with a Bachelor of Science in biological sciences. In 2016, Tyler was named the winner of the NC State Farm Sales and Marketing Competition. He has conducted undergraduate research in the Langerhans Lab, and was an active volunteer with Loaves and Fishes Ministry and a member of Kappa Alpha Order. In the Goodnight Scholars Program, Tyler was a part of our Program’s inaugural Alternative Service Break trip to Trinidad & Tobago. In 2016, Tyler received a Goodnight Scholars enrichment grant to participate in conservation biology fieldwork in the Bahamas.

Jenna Hanks will earn her Bachelor of Science in natural resources with a focus on policy and administration. Jenna is a Dumaine Farms Agricultural Scholarship recipient, and has earned NC State Dean’s List honors for the past three years. Jenna served as a College of Natural Resources Ambassador, and was a member of the College of Natural Resources Sustainable Sisterhood. After graduating this month, Jenna will continue her education at NC State in the College of Natural Resources while also working as a public policy intern for the executive director of the Southern Crop Production Association.

Luke Hansen, originally a member of the Class of 2016, will earn his Bachelor of Science in paper science and engineering, as well as chemical engineering. While at NC State, Luke held multiple internship and co-op positions with DAK Americas, MeadWestvaco, Trinity Manufacturing and International Paper. Luke also served as a Y Learning volunteer.

Collin Johnson will graduate with a Bachelor of Science in biological sciences with a human biology concentration. Collin is an NC State Dean’s List recipient, and was an active member in the Pre-Health and Pre-Med Club. Collin volunteered his time as a swim coach for Clinton High School, as well as with the Raleigh Boys & Girls Club and Sampson Regional Medical Center. After graduating this month, Collin will continue his work as a medical assistant at Clinton Medical Clinic with Dr. Ken Yang.

Carlos McClaney, a member of the Class of 2016, will graduate with a Bachelor of Science in technology, design, and engineering education. Carlos is an Ebony Harlem Sankofa Award recipient, and has served a number of roles in the African Student Union including botewa chair and co-president. Carlos’s memberships also include the Phi Beta Sigma fraternity, Multicultural Young Educators Network, and the Technology and Engineering Education Collegiate Association. In 2014, Carlos received a Goodnight Scholars enrichment grant to study abroad in Ghana.

Bryan Wall will graduate with a Bachelor of Science in paper science and engineering and chemical engineering. Bryan is an NC State Dean’s List recipient, and has served as both a member and treasurer for NC State T.A.P.P.I. In the Goodnight Scholars Program, Bryan received enrichment grant funding to attend our Program’s Alternative Service Break trip to Trinidad & Tobago. After graduation, Bryan will work full-time as a process engineer for International Paper in Riegelwood, North Carolina.

Photography credit: Jason Perry/Goodnight Scholars Program