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!

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Counselor Student Types NC Counties & Out-of-State Areas Served
Pressley Laton

Pressley Laton

Associate Director of Transfer and International Recruitment
828-262-2562

International students, Transfer students

Alamance, Alexander, Alleghany, Ashe, Beaufort, Bertie, Caldwell, Camden, Caswell, Chatham, Chowan, Craven, Currituck, Dare, Durham, Edgecombe, Forsyth, Franklin, Gates, Granville, Greene, Guilford, Halifax, Hertford, Hyde, Johnston, Jones, Lenoir, Martin, Nash, Northampton, Orange, Pamlico, Pasquotank, Perquimans, Person, Pitt, Randolph, Rockingham, Stokes, Surry, Tyrrell, Vance, Wake, Warren, Washington, Watauga, Wayne, Wilkes, Wilson, Yadkin

Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Washington, Wisconsin, Wyoming

Jayne Dowdy

Jayne Lybrand Dowdy

Associate Director of Admissions - Transfer
828-262-2120

Military/veteran students, Transfer students

Anson, Avery, Bladen, Brunswick, Buncombe, Burke, Cabarrus, Carteret, Catawba, Cherokee, Clay, Cleveland, Columbus, Cumberland, Davidson, Davie, Duplin, Gaston, Graham, Harnett, Haywood, Henderson, Hoke, Iredell, Jackson, Lee, Lincoln, Macon, Madison, McDowell, Mecklenburg, Mitchell, Montgomery, Moore, New Hanover, Onslow, Pender, Polk, Richmond, Robeson, Rowan, Rutherford, Sampson, Scotland, Stanly, Swain, Transylvania, Union, Yancey

Alabama, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Maryland, Mississippi, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia

Meet our staff

Sarah-Davis Cagle

Sarah-Davis Cagle

Associate Director for CRM Solutions & Analytics

Sheri Farmer

Records Specialist
Katie Fields

Katie Fields

University Representative

Becca Gibson

Assistant Director of Customer Service
Kara Harmon

Kara Harmon

Records Specialist
Mandi Hood

Mandi Hood

Associate Director of Campus Visit Experiences
Bailey Hostetter

Bailey Hostetter

Associate Director of Communications
Kathy Howell

Kathy Howell

Customer Service Specialist
Shayla Marcum

Shayla Marcum

Customer Service Specialist
Sue McGhinnis

Sue McGhinnis

Records Specialist
Ethan Penland

Ethan Penland

Senior Associate Director for Recruitment
Misti Reese

Misti Reese

Senior Associate Director

Trecia Smith

Admissions Counselor