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

Graduate Admissions



Liz Alliss

Associate Director of Student Outreach Services


Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Maine, Massachusetts, Montana, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Mexico, Oregon, Rhode Island, Utah, Vermont, Washington, Wyoming

Hannah Bean

Assistant Director of Transfer Recruitment

Transfer, Military/Veteran

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

East Carolina University
Elizabeth City State University
North Carolina Central 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
Durham Technical 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
Wake Technical Community College
Wayne Community College
Wilson Community College

Ruthanne Combs

Coordinator of Transfer Pathway Programs

Transfer, Military/Veteran

Alamance, Alexander, Anson, Caswell, Chatham, Cumberland, Granville, Guilford, Hoke, Lee, Moore, Orange, Robeson, Stanly, Stokes, Wilkes

Fayetteville State University
North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State College
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNCCH)
University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG)
University of North Carolina at Pembroke (UNCP)

Alamance Community College
Central Carolina Community College
Fayetteville Technical Community College
Guilford Technical Community College
Robeson Community College
Sandhills Community College
South Piedmont Community College
Stanly Community College
Wilkes Community College

Lindsay Cotten

Associate Director of Admissions and Special Programming

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

Emily Heaberlin

Assistant Director of Transfer Recruitment

Transfer, Military/Veteran

Caldwell, Catawba, Iredell

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

Caldwell Community College - Hudson
Catawba Valley Community College
Mitchell Community College

Flo Jacques

Assistant Director of Admissions, Raleigh


Granville, Vance, Wake

Chelsea Johnson

Assistant Director of Admissions


Alexander, Catawba, Cleveland, Gaston, Iredell, Lincoln

Alabama, Arkansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Oklahoma, Tennessee

Alexis Manus

Assistant Director of Admissions


Alleghany, Ashe, Avery, Surry, Watauga, Wilkes, Yadkin

District of Columbia, Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia

Hollis Miller

Admissions Counselor


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

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

Kim Morton

Director of Transfer Recruitment and Retention

Transfer, Military/Veteran

Alleghany, Ashe, Avery, Bladen, Mitchell, Montgomery, Richmond, Sampson, Yadkin

Bladen Community College
Mayland Community College
Montgomery Community College
Richmond Community College
Sampson Community College

Avery Pitts

Assistant Director of Transfer Recruitment

Transfer, Military/Veteran

Alamance, Buncombe, Burke, Cabarrus, Cherokee, Clay, Cleveland, Davidson, Davie, Forsyth, Gaston, Graham, Haywood, Henderson, Lincoln, Macon, Madison, McDowell, Mecklenburg, Polk, Rowan, Rutherford, Surry, Swain, Transylvania, Watauga, Yancey

University of North Carolina at Asheville (UNCA)
University of North Carolina at Charlotte (UNCC)
University of North Carolina School of the Arts
Western Carolina University
Winston-Salem State University

Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College
Blue Ridge Community College
Caldwell Community College - Watauga
Central Piedmont Community College
Cleveland Community College
Davidson Davie Community College
Forsyth Technical Community College
Gaston College
Haywood Community College
Isothermal Community College
McDowell Technical Community College
Rowan-Cabarrus Community College
Southwestern Community College
Surry Community College
Tri-County Community College
Western Piedmont Community College

Joshuwa Shelton

Admissions Counselor


Buncombe, Burke, Caldwell, Cherokee, Clay, 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



Alejandro Torres

Transfer Recruitment Specialist

Transfer, Military/Veteran

Columbus, Harnett, Person, Randolph, Rockingham, Scotland, Union, Vance

Piedmont Community College
Randolph Community College
Rockingham Community College
Southeastern Community College
Vance-Granville Community College

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


Anson, Mecklenburg, Union

Brittney Benson

Brittney Benson

Senior Assistant Director of Admissions - Coordinator of International Recruitment

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


Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, Texas