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, 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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Vacant - Assistant Director

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Beatriz Gurgel - Graduate Assistant

Beatriz Gurgel joined the Goodnight Scholars Program in June 2017 as a graduate assistant. She graduated with a double major in Psychology and Visual Arts Studies from NC State in Spring 2017, and is now pursuing a Masters of Psychology in Educational Psychology through the College of Education here at NC State. Her current focus is on Women and Girls in STEM fields. She is originally from Brazil, and has lived in the Raleigh area for most of her life. In her free time, she does taekwondo (she is a 4th Degree Black Belt!), nail art, and plays with her dog, Juliet, as well as coming up with “good” puns to stock her joke-arsenal.

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Contact Us

Questions regarding the application process?
Allison Medlin

Questions regarding programming or community partnerships?
Jason Perry


Mailing Address

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