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 is currently pursuing her Ph.D. in Educational Research and Policy Analysis through NC State’s College of Education. Her current research focuses on former foster youth in higher education. In her free time she enjoys cooking, boating, going to the movies, and playing with her son, Noah.
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.
Nicole Ditillo - Graduate Assistant
Nicole Ditillo joined the Goodnight Scholars Program as a graduate assistant for the 2015-2016 academic year. She graduated from Gettysburg College in 2010 with a B.A. in psychology and English. After graduation, Nicole spent a year working in England as a women’s lacrosse coach. She returned to America to work with the Pennsylvania College Advising Corps (PCAC), a nonprofit college access program for low-income, first-generation college students. In her two years with PCAC, Nicole gained a passion for college access, especially working with rural first-generation college students. Nicole earned her M.Ed. in Higher Education Administration from NC State in May 2015. She is pursuing her P.h.D in Educational Research and Policy Analysis at NC State. Nicole is an avid reader, hiker, runner, and novice gardener.
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North Carolina State University
Goodnight Scholars Program
203 Peele Hall
Campus Box 7529
Raleigh, NC 27695-7529