Allison Medlin, Ph.D. | Executive Director
Allison Medlin joined the Goodnight Scholars Program in January 2015. She previously worked with the University Scholars Program since 2004. She has a comprehensive background serving students from diverse backgrounds and majors. In 2021 Allison was promoted to Executive Director of the newly expanded Goodnight Scholarships office. In this role, she also oversees the Community College Collaboration (C3) program. 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.
Jill Zalewski | Associate Director
Jill Zalewski joined the Goodnight Scholars Program as the Assistant Director in 2017, and became the Associate Director in 2021. She graduated from Roger Williams University, with a Bachelors in Communications, and then left New England to pursue her M.Ed in Higher Education Administration at NC State. Before coming back to NC State she worked in residence life at George Mason University and Duke University. In her free time, Jill enjoys running, hiking, paddleboarding and virtually any activity that can get her outside. She is currently on a quest to visit every state park in North Carolina and has visited 35 of the 41 parks.
Anthony Olaiya Wright | Assistant Director
Anthony Olaiya Wright joined the Goodnight Scholars Program as the Assistant Director in April 2021. He graduated from The University of Wisconsin-Madison with his Bachelor’s of Business Administration and then pursued an M.S.Ed in Higher Education Administration from Indiana University. After graduation he returned to Wisconsin to work as a career advisor in the Wisconsin School of Business, and then worked in Leadership Development at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. In his free time, Anthony enjoys listening to and creating podcasts, playing fantasy sports with friends, grilling out in his backyard, and exploring nature with his wife and dog.
Bailey Craddock | Assistant Director
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. She now serves as one of the Assistant Directors for the program. 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 traveling and hiking, is an obsessed dog mom, and has a passion for campus involvement and mental health.
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