Contact Your Counselor

Finding your admission counselor

We assign an admission counselor to every student, based upon either the school that you attend or where you live. Look for your counselor (below) based on the North Carolina county or the state in which your school is located. .

We would love to connect with you! You can schedule a one-on-one video chat with your counselor. This is a great opportunity to meet your counselor, learn about Appalachian and explore your opportunities as a Mountaineer. Find your counselor below and schedule your video chat today!

Counselor Student Types NC Counties, Out-of-State Areas, UNC System Schools & Community Colleges Served

Tony Addae-Kumi

Assistant Director of Admissions


Cabarrus, Davidson, Forsyth, Rowan, Stanly

Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, New York, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, Wisconsin

Liz Alliss

Associate Director of Student Outreach Services

Ruthanne Combs

Assistant Director of Transfer Recruitment

Military/veteran students, Online & Transfer students

Buncombe, Burke, Cabarrus, Cherokee, Clay, Cleveland, Davidson, Davie, Gaston, Graham, Guilford, Haywood, Henderson, Jackson, Lincoln, Macon, Madison, McDowell, Polk, Rowan, Rutherford, Swain, Transylvania, Yancey

North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State College
University of North Carolina at Asheville (UNCA)
University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG)
Western Carolina University

Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College
Blue Ridge Community College
Cleveland Community College
Davidson Davie Community College
Gaston College
Guilford Technical Community College
Haywood Community College
Isothermal Community College
McDowell Technical Community College
Rowan-Cabarrus Community College
Southwestern Community College
Tri-County Community College
Western Piedmont Community College

Lindsay Cotten

Assistant Director of Admissions


Beaufort, Bertie, Camden, Chowan, Craven, Currituck, Dare, Edgecombe, Gates, Greene, Halifax, Hertford, Hyde, Johnston, Lenoir, Nash, Northampton, Pamlico, Pasquotank, Perquimans, Pitt, Tyrrell, Washington, Wayne, Wilson

Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, Washington D.C., West Virginia

Admissions Counselor

Assistant Director of Admissions


Alexander, Burke, Caldwell, Catawba, Cleveland, Gaston, Iredell, Lincoln

Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, Rhode Island, Vermont, Virgin Islands

Emily Heaberlin

Assistant Director of Transfer Recruitment

Military/veteran students, Online & Transfer students


Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Marshall Islands, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virgin Islands, Virginia, Washington, Washington D.C., West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming

Catawba Valley Community College

Flo Jacques

Assistant Director of Admissions, Raleigh


Franklin, Granville, Vance, Wake, Warren

Octavia Little

Associate Director of Recruitment and Special Programs

Education majors, First-Year

Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington, Wyoming

Alexis Manus

Assistant Director of Admissions


Avery Pitts

Assistant Director of Transfer Recruitment

Military/veteran students, Online & Transfer students

Alamance, Anson, Bladen, Caswell, Chatham, Columbus, Cumberland, Durham, Granville, Harnett, Hoke, Lee, Mecklenburg, Montgomery, Moore, Orange, Person, Randolph, Richmond, Robeson, Rockingham, Scotland, Stanly, Union, Vance

Fayetteville State University
North Carolina Central University
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNCCH)
University of North Carolina at Charlotte (UNCC)
University of North Carolina at Pembroke (UNCP)

Alamance Community College
Bladen Community College
Central Carolina Community College
Central Piedmont Community College
Durham Technical Community College
Fayetteville Technical Community College
Montgomery Community College
Piedmont Community College
Randolph Community College
Richmond Community College
Robeson Community College
Rockingham Community College
Sandhills Community College
South Piedmont Community College
Southeastern Community College
Stanly Community College
Vance-Granville Community College

Joshuwa Shelton

Admissions Counselor


Shakinah Simeona-Lee

Sr. Associate Director for Diversity Initiatives



Benjamin Blue

Assistant Director of Admissions, Black/African-American Student Recruitment


Anson, Mecklenburg, Union

Brittney Benson

Brittney Benson

Senior Assistant Director of Admissions - Coordinator of International Recruitment

First-Year, International students

Bladen, Brunswick, Carteret, Columbus, Cumberland, Duplin, Harnett, Hoke, Jones, Montgomery, Moore, New Hanover, Onslow, Pender, Person, Richmond, Robeson, Sampson, Scotland

South Carolina

Abby Zadeits

Assistant Director of Admissions


Alleghany, Ashe, Avery, Buncombe, Cherokee, Clay, Davie, Graham, Haywood, Henderson, Jackson, Macon, Madison, McDowell, Mitchell, Polk, Rutherford, Stokes, Surry, Swain, Transylvania, Watauga, Wilkes, Yadkin, Yancey

Alabama, Arkansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, New Jersey, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Texas

Hally Chirinos

Assistant Director, Hispanic/Latinx Recruitment
Yo Hablo Espanol

First-Year, Hispanic students

Alamance, Caswell, Chatham, Durham, Granville, Lee, Orange, Person, Randolph, Rockingham

Florida, Georgia

Transfer Admissions Counselor


Military/veteran students, Online & Transfer students

Beaufort, Bertie, Brunswick, Camden, Carteret, Chowan, Craven, Currituck, Dare, Duplin, Edgecombe, Franklin, Gates, Greene, Halifax, Hertford, Hyde, Johnston, Jones, Lenoir, Martin, Nash, New Hanover, Northampton, Onslow, Pamlico, Pasquotank, Pender, Perquimans, Pitt, Sampson, Tyrrell, Wake, Warren, Washington, Wayne, Wilson

East Carolina University
Elizabeth City State University
North Carolina State University
University of North Carolina at Wilmington (UNCW)

Beaufort County Community College
Brunswick Community College
Cape Fear Community College
Carteret Community College
Coastal Carolina Community College
College of the Albemarle
Craven Community College
Edgecombe Community College
Halifax Community College
James Sprunt Community College
Johnston Community College
Lenoir Community College
Martin Community College
Nash Community College
Pamlico Community College
Pitt Community College
Roanoke-Chowan Community College
Sampson Community College
Wake Technical Community College
Wayne Community College
Wilson Community College

Jayne Dowdy

Jayne Lybrand Dowdy

Associate Director of Transfer & Military Recruitment

Military/veteran students, Online & Transfer students

Alexander, Alleghany, Ashe, Avery, Caldwell, Forsyth, Iredell, Mitchell, Stokes, Surry, Watauga, Wilkes, Yadkin

University of North Carolina School of the Arts
Winston-Salem State University

Caldwell Community College - Hudson
Caldwell Community College - Watauga
Forsyth Technical Community College
Mayland Community College
Mitchell Community College
Surry Community College
Wilkes Community College