Allison Medlin - Director
Allison Medlin joined the Goodnight Scholars Program as the first full-time director in January 2015. She previously worked with the University Scholars Program at NC State for 11 years. Allison earned both her B.S. in Family and Community Services and M.A. in Higher, Adult, and Lifelong Education from Michigan State University. She completed her Ph.D. in Educational Research and Policy Analysis through NC State’s College of Education in 2019. Her dissertation research focused on foster care alumni in higher education. In her free time she enjoys cooking, reading science fiction, watching movies and hanging out with her family.
Jason "Jay" Perry - Associate Director
Jason “Jay” Perry joined the Goodnight Scholars Program in May 2013 as the Program’s first-ever full-time employee. He graduated from the University of Massachusetts – Dartmouth in 2006 with a Bachelor of Arts in English: Writing, Communications, and Rhetoric and in 2008 with a Master of Arts in Professional Writing with a journalism concentration. Upon graduation, he went on to work for a collection of small arts and entertainment publications in Southeastern Massachusetts. After transitioning out of the journalism industry, Jay spent a few years living out in California and Arizona where he went on to earn his Master of Education in Counseling and Student Affairs from Northern Arizona University and, shortly after, worked for the Office of Parent Programs at the University of Alabama. Jay and his wife, Veronica, moved to North Carolina in January 2013. He enjoys traveling, exercising, photography, video games, and is a diehard New England Patriots fan. Seriously, he’s obsessed.
Jill Zalewski - Assistant Director
Jill Zalewski joined the Goodnight Scholars Program as the assistant director in July 2017. She graduated from Roger Williams University in Rhode Island with a B.A. in Communications and then decided to leave New England to pursue an M.Ed in Higher Education Administration from NC State. After graduation she received her first job at George Mason University in housing as a residence director and then worked at Duke University as a residence coordinator. In her free time Jill loves to run and has completed a marathon and a handful of half marathons. She is also trying to visit every NC state park and has visited 30 of the 41 parks. Like Jay, she loves Boston sports, especially the New England Patriots, even without the beloved Tom Brady.
Bailey Craddock - Graduate Assistant
Bailey Craddock is an alumna of the Goodnight Scholars Program and graduated from NC State in 2017 with a B.S. in mathematics. She rejoined the Goodnight Scholars Program in June of 2019 as a graduate assistant and in June 2020 as program coordinator after attaining her M.Ed. in School Counseling from NC State’s College of Education. During her time as a Goodnight Scholar, Bailey served as an ambassador, mentor, and retreat leader. Of her roles, she most enjoyed being a retreat leader and working with first year students as they transitioned to NC State. She enjoys travelling and hiking, is an obsessed dog mom, and has a passion for campus involvement and mental health.
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North Carolina State University
Goodnight Scholars Program
203 Peele Hall
Campus Box 7529
Raleigh, NC 27695-7529