Alumni

Appalachian State University alumna Marisa Sedlak ’14 ’20 has received national recognition for her work as a parks and recreation professional — the National Recreation and Park Association recently named Sedlak among 30 such professionals under age 30 to watch in 2021. She holds an MPA with a concentration in not-for-profit management and a B.S. in recreation management-recreation and park management from App State. Photo submitted

App State alumna Marisa Sedlak is a parks and recreation star
Apr 6, 2021

Mountaineer Marisa Sedlak ’14 ’20 is a new parks and recreation star. The National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) recently named the two-t...

Cashae Cook ’14, who serves as the diversity, inclusion and community engagement officer in the Appalachian Police Department — the official policing agency of Appalachian State University. Photo by Chase Reynolds

Appalachian Police Department’s new diversity, inclusion and community engagement officer promotes positive interactions
Mar 29, 2021

As a child, Cashae Cook ’14 said she was always glad to see police officers arrive at her house — because it meant she and her siblings would be s...

Appalachian State University alumnus Tommy Wrenn ’14, who earned a B.A. in political science with minors in communication and music, works as the associate director of individual giving at Resources for the Future in Washington, D.C. Photo submitted

Political Science alum fundraises for DC research institution
Jun 16, 2020

For the past six years, Appalachian State University alumnus Tommy Wrenn ’14 has worked as a development professional in Washington, D.C., fundraisi...

Nathan Smith ’09, who earned a B.S. in political science from Appalachian and an M.A. in government from John Hopkins University, is a senior associate at Civitas Public Affairs Group in Washington, D.C. Photo submitted

App State alumnus shapes public policy
Jun 15, 2020

As a senior associate at Civitas Public Affairs Group in Washington, D.C., Appalachian State University alumnus Nathan Smith ’09 tackles p...

App State sets new record for Fulbright U.S. Student grant awardees in 2020–21
Jun 5, 2020

The Office of Nationally Competitive Scholarships (NCS), a division of University College at Appalachian State University, announces fi...

Appalachian alumna Lindsay Bookout ’16, a freelance proofreader in Wilmington operating under the name Pendulum Proofreading. Bookout, who is originally from Charlotte, is currently studying for the LSAT, with a goal of attending law school in fall 2021 to focus on animal and environmental law. Photo submitted

Alumna pursues law school aspirations while helping others put their best words forward
Oct 21, 2019

Appalachian State University alumna and self-professed “grammar nerd” Lindsay Bookout ’16, of Wilmington, would never call herself a hero, and y...

Appalachian alumnus Jonathan Kappler ’05 is the 2019 recipient of the Appalachian Alumni Association’s Young Alumni Award. Kappler serves as chief of staff to the deputy secretary for behavioral health and intellectual and developmental disabilities with the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services. Photo by Marie Freeman

App State recognizes Young Alumni Award winner Jonathan Kappler ’05
Oct 18, 2019

 “Appalachian was an obvious choice for me from the beginning,” said Jonathan Kappler ’05, Appalachian State University’s 2019 Young Alum...

Caroline Sager

Baku Bound: Appalachian Student Awarded Critical Language Scholarship from U.S. Department of State
May 20, 2019

The Office of Nationally Competitive Scholarships is pleased to announce that Caroline Sager, a recent graduate at Appalachian State University has be...

Appalachian sets new record with 4 Fulbright U.S. Student Program finalists
May 1, 2019

An Appalachian State University senior and three university alumni have been named Fulbright U.S. Student Program finalists for the 2019–2...

Lane Bailey ’87 ’89 stands just outside Kilosa Township, which is located in the Kilosa District in the Morogoro Region of Tanzania. Bailey, who is city manager of Salisbury, traveled to Tanzania as part of the International City/County Management Association’s ENGINE Program. Photo submitted

Locally and globally, Lane Bailey ’87 ’89 works to improve communities
Jan 28, 2019

Salisbury City Manager Lane Bailey ’87 ’89 says he gets up each day to go to work to make his community a better place — whether that’s in Nor...