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Students named Goodnight transfer scholars

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SMITHFIELD — Two Johnston Community College engineering students are Goodnight transfer scholars at N.C. State University.

Hampton Moore, 19, of Selma, and Keith Parker, 20, of Clayton, have been selected to join the Goodnight Scholars Program’s transfer class of 2022 for the 2019-20 academic year.

Both Moore and Parker plan to study mechanical engineering at N.C. State.

“I am truly humbled by being selected for the Goodnight program, and I am excited to be a part of this wonderful group of scholars while at N.C. State,” said Parker.” Thanks to the strong support from the faculty at JCC, I will be studying mechanical engineering at N.C. State.”

“I am still blown away by being chosen for this opportunity,” said Moore. “The Goodnight Scholars Program is the perfect springboard for its members to hit the ground running in his or her career. JCC’s engineering pathway began this entire process through the specific aid I received from the Goodnight prep team and its excellent academic program.”

The Goodnight Scholars Program was established in 2008 out of philanthropic gifts from North Carolina natives and N.C. State alumni Jim Goodnight, co-founder of global business analytic software leader, SAS Institute, and Ann Goodnight, director of community relations at SAS Institute.

The Goodnight Scholars Program is available to North Carolina residents from low- and middle-income families who aspire to study in a science, technology, engineering, mathematics or STEM education discipline at N.C. State. The value of the scholarship is $20,500 and is renewable for up to four years for first-year students ($82,000 total), and three years for transfer students ($61,500 total).

In addition to the scholarship, Goodnight scholars have access to an assortment of developmental programs focused on their professional and personal growth.

Since 2017, seven JCC engineering students have been chosen Goodnight transfer scholars.