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New Student Affairs Staff

The Division of Student Affairs is pleased to welcome our newest employees.  As you engage in meetings or walk across campus, please take a moment to meet and greet these new faces and welcome them to the Division.  Below you will see each employee's name, title, and department.  Several of these new employees don't start until July and August.  We look forward to working with each new Student Affairs employee!

New Hires

  • Kayla Alderson | Housekeeper, University Housing | March 21
  • Patricia Miller | Early Childhood Development Practitioner, Child Development Center | April 4
  • Audry Patrick | Housekeeper, University Housing | April 4
  • Lester Trivette, Jr. | Administrative Support Specialist, University Housing | April 4
  • Chad May | Housing Facilities Specialist, University Housing | April 4
  • Erin Reynolds | Early Childhood Development Practitioner, Child Development Center | April 25
  • Ariana Fahey | Early Childhood Development Practitioner, Child Development Center | May 12
  • Heather Eaker | Early Childhood Development Practitioner, Child Development Center | May 12
  • James Tidwell | Coordinator of Campus Activities, Campus Activities | May 16
  • Chelsey Stout | Administrative Support Associate, Campus Activities | May 16
  • Samantha Lopez | Asst. Director of Campus Activities for Fraternity & Sorority Life, Campus Activities | May 16
  • Joseph Love | Facility Maintenance Technician, University Housing | May 16
  • Brenda Covarrubias Leon | Early Childhood Development Practitioner, Child Development Center | May 18
  • Carla Estep | Housekeeper, University Housing | June 6
  • Jake Clark | Housekeeper, University Housing | June 6
  • Jessica Worley | Housekeeper, University Housing | June 6
  • Jordan Perry | Interim Director, Wellness & Prevention Services | June 6
  • Jacob Norris | Coordinator for Outdoor Programs, University Recreation | June 6
  • Brandy Phipps | Facility Maintenance Technician, University Housing | June 6
  • Jennifer Maulding | Early Childhood Development Practitioner, Child Development Center | June 13
  • Richard Wenzel | Facility Maintenance Technician, University Housing | June 20
  • Debra Imel | Associate Director of Student Conduct, Office of the Dean of Students | June 20
  • Ladeana Gambill | Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, Student Health Services | July 3
  • Olivia Maldonado | Coordinator, University Housing | July 5
  • Grace Driver | Coordinator, University Housing | July 5
  • Kayla Cheek | Trainee Mental and Social Wellbeing and Prevention Education | July 18
  • Kristine Withem | Early Childhood Development Practitioner, Child Development Center | August 1
  • Laura Den Ouden-Dunn | Staff Physician, Student Health Services | August 8
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Upcoming Events

  • 6/24/22:  Last day of classes for Summer Session I
  • 6/25/22:  SA Night at the App FC - 7:30pm
  • 7/1/22:  An Appalachian Summer Festival begins
  • 7/1/22:  University Housing needs Move-In Volunteers!  The deadline to sign up is July 1.  Would you like to help new students move into their residence hall in August?  Fall 2022 Move-In is planned for Tuesday, August 16 - Thursday, August 18.
  • 7/4/22:  State Holiday - University closed
  • 7/7/22:  SA Summer Meetup - 11:45am - 1:15pm at Basil's, 246 Wilson Dr. #K, Boone, NC 28607.  SIGN UP NOW!
  • 7/12/22:  University Communications' professional headshot day for faculty/staff.  No appointment necessary.  143U Anne Belk Hall, 9am - 3pm.
  • 7/22/22:  SA Summer Meetup - 11:30am - 1:00pm at The Local, 179 Howard St., Boone, NC 28607.  SIGN UP NOW!
  • 7/29/22:  SA Night at Music in the Valle - 6:00pm (may want to arrive earlier for parking)
  • 8/5/22:  Last day of classes for Summer Session II
  • University Recreation is hiring for the Summer
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Move-In Information and Volunteer Sign-Up!

For the most up-to-date move-in information, visit our University Housing website.

Move-In Timeline

  • Summer School transition to Fall Assignment:  August 6
  • Early Arrivals:  August 12
  • Staff Rest Days (No Move-Ins):  August 13-14
  • Special Populations (RLCs) & Student Employees:  August 15
  • First Year Move-In:  August 16-18
  • No Scheduled Move-Ins:  August 19
  • Upper Class Move-In:  August 20-21

Floor Meetings

  • August 15-18 (night they move in) - time is flexible based off of Welcome Week programming
    • New Students - meet your neighbors and Resident Assistant (RA)
  • August 22 (first day of class) - Time flexible
    • New Students - community standards meeting
  • Returning Students - community building and community standards

Volunteer Sign-Up!

Student Affairs Staff volunteers would help in the New River parking lot, talking to students and parents/guardians, providing information about check-in, and helping direct cars.  There will be a training session prior to Move-In to answer any questions.  Community and student volunteers will help students move their items into the halls.  ROTC, Parking & Transportation, and the Appalachian Police Department will direct traffic and assist with parking at the halls.

Sign up to volunteer!!!

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Plant Your Roots at App, Counseling & Psychological Services

As we welcome students back for the fall semester, the Counseling Center is planning opportunities for students to pot a plant and decorate the container to take with them to their residences. Students will learn about plant care and self-care for their mental health. We are accepting donations of indoor house plant clippings or plants. If you wish to donate, please e-mail Outreach Coordinator Brooke Powers at powersba@appstate.edu and we will arrange to pick up your donated clippings or plants. Check out our flyer for more info on the mental health benefits of plants!

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Rm. 109, B.B. Dougherty
P.O. Box 32117
438 Academy Street
Boone, NC 28608
Fax: (828) 262-2615

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