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Goodnight Scholars celebrates CCEE graduating seniors

The Goodnight Scholarships office is excited to celebrate the achievements, tenaciousness, and drive of the graduating class of 2024.

The Class of 2024 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.

A brief glance of their accomplishments will reveal a cohort of outstanding students, campus leaders, fellowship recipients and future change-agents. 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.

Join us in celebrating these impressive CCEE graduates by visiting their graduation portraits album which includes bios and post-graduation plans!

Goodnight Scholars Program Class of 2024

Ryan Argent graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Engineering having been on the dean’s list for five semesters. At NC State, Argent was a team member with Engineers Without Borders on the Sierra Leone water team, and served as a mentor with our program. Argent also completed a semester of research in the Environmental Engineering lab working as a research aid. After graduation, Argent plans to pursue a career in environmental conservation in Raleigh.

Victoria Tuggle will graduate in December 2024 with a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering. While at NC state, Tuggle was a Site Civil Intern at Black & Veatch (VEECH). She was also the competition coordinator for the Clogging Club at NC State as well as a Goodnight Mentor. Tuggle will finish her last semester at NC State next fall, and will work in industry following her graduation in December.

Manny Valbuena Peña graduated Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Engineering with a minor in Art and Design. While at NC State, Valbuena Peña has been very involved with Engineers without Borders. During his time with this club he was vice president of projects, administration director, project lead, and a Shack-a-thon committee member. He also traveled to Iceland, South Korea, Puerto Rico, Northern California and the Canadian Rockies through study abroad or with Goodnight Scholars. After graduation, Valbuena Peña plans to become an urban planner by attending graduate school.

Breeyonna Williams graduated with a degree in Civil Engineering with a minor in Art and Design. During her time at NC State, Williams was on the Dean’s list. She was an active member with the Genetics Club, and Nubian Message, a biweekly newspaper for Black and marginalized students. After graduation, Williams will attend graduate school.

Lillie Williams graduated Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering. During her time at NC State, Williams interned with McGill Associates as a water/wastewater team member. She was also a Civil Engineering Ambassador and was actively involved in NC State CRU. After graduation, Williams will be working as an engineering associate at McGill Associates in Hickory, NC.

Goodnight Transfer Scholars Class of 2024

Colin Ramalho graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science in Construction Engineering. Prior to coming to NC State, Ramalho served nine years as a U.S. Navy Seabee. While at NC State, he worked in the Constructed Facilities Laboratory, supporting graduate research projects and commercial R&D testing. He also married his best friend, Kate, and they are expecting their first child in August! Upon graduation, he will begin his career journey with Turner Construction Company, where he will be working full-time as a superintendent on the Spectrum Center renovations project in Charlotte.

This story was originally published on Goodnight Scholarships News.