Alumni

The four App State recipients of Fulbright U.S. Student Program awards for 2022–23. Pictured, from left to right, are alumna Payton Blaney ’22, of Reidsville; alumnus Henry Campbell ’21, of Winston-Salem; alumna Ilya Wang ’20, of Rockwell and Taichung, Taiwan; and alumnus Andrew Williard ’22, of Winston-Salem. Photos by Chase Reynold

4 App State alumni awarded 2022–23 Fulbrights to teach or research abroad
May 13, 2022

Appalachian State University’s Office of Nationally Competitive Scholarships (NCS), a division of University College, announces four ...

Appalachian Police Officer Development Program (APDP) cadets at Appalachian State University complete rigorous physical training in addition to training in first aid, communication skills, de-escalation techniques and handling active shooters/aggressors. Pictured are cadets from the 2020 APDP class, during summer training. Photo by Chase Reynolds

App State’s Police Officer Development Program jump-starts careers in policing
Mar 7, 2022

Mountaineer alumni say the Appalachian Police Officer Development Program (APDP) provided a jump-start to their policing careers, and grads ...

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...