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CCEE students in Goodnight Scholars Program’s Class of 2022 leave a lasting legacy on NC State

The Goodnight Scholars Program’s Class of 2022 leaves the university better than they came, contributing their leadership, research, talents, and passions to uplifting the Wolfpack community and everyone that they came in contact with. This class has shown resilience and grace as they achieved academic excellence while navigating the ebb and flow of a global pandemic, and their efforts should be applauded. 

A brief glance of their accomplishments will reveal a cohort of accomplished researchers, environmental change-agents and campus leaders. Even with all of these accolades, the graduates continued to exemplify the program’s mission to “pay it forward” through their service and leadership in the program.


Haley Beard will graduate Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering. Haley is nominated for the Citizenship and Service Award for the College of Engineering and received the Freese and Nichols award from the CCEE department. On campus Haley served as a Cru bible study leader, attended the Service for Peace Alternative Spring Break trip and was an Engineers Without Borders member, presenting at the national conference in 2019. After graduation, she will be a Trips Department intern with Unto in Dallas, Texas.


Vie Villafuerte will graduate with a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Engineering and a minor in wildlife sciences. Within Goodnight, Vie served as a communications assistant. Through her work as a sustainability steward, she has worked to make campus more sustainable by helping the university reduce water and energy usage, and she has brought awareness to water, sanitation, and hygiene issues through the Global WaSH student chapter. Vie will remain at NC State to attain a Master of Environmental Engineering.


This story originally appeared on Goodnight Scholars Program’ website.