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

Admissions Counselor


Cabarrus, Davidson, Forsyth, Rowan, Stanly

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

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

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

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

Admissions Counselor


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