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CFCC Graduate Selected as NCSU Goodnight Scholar

Mario Ramalho

CFCC class of 2021 graduate Mario Ramalho has been selected as a Goodnight Transfer Scholar at NC State University. The Goodnight Scholarship is valued at $21,000 per year for up to three years. Ramalho is among 25 Goodnight Transfer Scholars selected from across North Carolina.

After serving nine years in the U.S. Navy, Ramalho enrolled at CFCC. “CFCC built my educational foundation,” said Ramalho. During his time at CFCC, Ramalho was consistently on the President’s List maintaining a 4.0 unweighted GPA for his entire academic career. Ramalho was also a member of Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society.

“The flexibility of community college and being able to work, as well as the price point made CFCC the best option for me. I knew I wanted to transfer to NC State after I graduated here, and CFCC’s transfer pathway made that process seamless.”

From a young age, Ramalho loved working with his hands. He served in the United States Naval Construction Battalions, better known as the Navy Seabees. He currently works full-time as a site manager with Konrady & Son Construction LLC, where he helped establish their aerial photography service. “Construction comes naturally to me. It’s something I have a passion for and want to continue to pursue,” said Ramalho who plans to major in construction engineering at NC State.

The Goodnight Scholars Program was established by NC State alumni Dr. Jim and Ann Goodnight in 2008 to provide financial assistance to North Carolina students from low-and middle-income families studying in STEM or STEM-education disciplines at NC State. In addition to the scholarship, Goodnight Scholars have access to an assortment of developmental programming focused on their professional and personal growth.

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