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, going to the movies, and playing with her son, Noah.

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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 B.A. in English: Writing, Communications, and Rhetoric and in 2008 with an M.A. 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 M.Ed. 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.

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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 in 2010. After undergrad she decided she wanted to pursue a career in higher education and in 2012 graduated from NC State with her master’s in Higher Education Administration. 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. Like Jay she loves Boston sports, especially the New England Patriots.

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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. 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 freshman as they transitioned to NC State. Bailey is currently pursing an M.Ed. in school counseling through NC State’s College of Education. She enjoys travelling and hiking, is an obsessed dog mom and loyal NC State sports fan, and has a passion for campus involvement and mental health.

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Contact Us

Questions regarding the application process?
Allison Medlin

Questions regarding outreach, Goodnight Scholars school visits, or partnerships?
Jason Perry

Questions regarding programming?
Jill Zalewski

Mailing Address

North Carolina State University
Goodnight Scholars Program
203 Peele Hall
Campus Box 7529
Raleigh, NC 27695-7529