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

Liz Alliss

Associate Director of Student Outreach Services
828-262-2120

First-Year

Cabarrus, Davidson, Davie, Forsyth, Rowan, Stanly, Stokes

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

Lindsay Cotten

Associate Director of Admissions and Special Programming
828-262-7384

First-Year, Education majors

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

Flo Jacques

Assistant Director of Admissions, Raleigh
828-263-9908

First-Year

Granville, Vance, Wake

Yancey McMurry

Admission Counselor
828-262-3125

First-Year

Hollis Miller

Admissions Counselor
828-827-6994

First-Year

Alexander, Burke, Catawba, Gaston, Iredell, Lincoln

Joshuwa Shelton

Admissions Counselor
828-262-2410

First-Year

Buncombe, Caldwell, Cherokee, Clay, Cleveland, Graham, Haywood, Henderson, Jackson, Macon, Madison, McDowell, Mitchell, Polk, Rutherford, Swain, Transylvania, Yancey

Connecticut, Delaware, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands

Shakinah Simeona-Lee

Sr. Associate Director for Diversity Initiatives
828-262-2883

First-Year

Guilford

Brenda Valdez

Assistant Director of Admissions, Hispanic/Latinx Recruitment
(828) 262-2561

First-Year, Hispanic

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

Benjamin Blue

Associate Director of Admissions, Black/African-American Student Recruitment
828-262-7090

First-Year

Alleghany, Anson, Ashe, Avery, Mecklenburg, Surry, Union, Watauga, Wilkes, Yadkin

District of Columbia, Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia

Brittney Benson

Brittney Benson

Senior Assistant Director of Admissions - Coordinator of International Recruitment
828-262-7766

First-Year, International

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

Abby Zadeits

Assistant Director of Admissions
828-262-3134

First-Year

Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, Texas