Alumni spotlights

Sarah Perry is executive producer and researcher for a new documentary about Colombian peace process

In 2015, alumna Sarah Perry (2014) moved to Colombia to work with Heart for Change, Volunteers Colombia, and the Colombian Ministry of Education. She now is the executive producer and researcher for a documentary about historical memory and the Colombian peace process.

Abby Bishop, Public Outreach Coordinator for the North Carolina Conservation Network

Abby Bishop (2013) joined the staff of the North Carolina Conservation Network in January 2014 as their Public Outreach Organizer.

Joe Candillo, Founder and Owner of Authentic Native American Arts, LLC

Joe Candillo (1998) is founder and owner of Authentic Native American Arts, LLC through which he creates and sells traditional works of hand-made Native American art that qualifies as authentic under the Indian Arts and Crafts Law (Joe is a member of the Pascua Yaqui Tribe).

Alumnae Sarah Perry and Janelle Wienke, HandMade in America

Sarah Perry (2014) and Janelle Wienke (2011) working for change at HandMade in America.

Caroline Federal, Program Coordinator at the Clinton Global Initiative

As a student entering Appalachian State University, Caroline Federal did not expect that she would one day be working for a former president of the United States.

James Rhoads Helps with Development Initiatives in Haiti

James Rhoads (2003) has been working in Haiti since he graduated from Appalachian.

Beth Uselton, Executive Director of the Tennessee Health Care Campaign

After graduation, I moved out to Denver to serve as an Americorps volunteer in the National Civilian Community Corps.  It was the best decision I ever made and a fantastic adventure.

Andrew Sinclair, U.S. Agency for International Development

Andrew Sinclair (B.A. '05) spent two years with the Peace Corps in the Jordan Valley and earned his Masters of International Affairs at Columbia University. He is now working for the U.S. Agency for International Development.

Dr. David Kilby, Assistant Professor of Anthropology, Eastern New Mexico University

Graduating from Appalachian with a B.A. in Anthropology in 1992, David attended Eastern New Mexico University where he completed a Master’s thesis on the geoarchaeology of Anasazi kivas in 1996. Meanwhile he cultivated an interest in Pleistocene archaeology and completed a Ph.D. in Anthropology from the University of New Mexico in 2008, focusing on Paleoindian archaeology.

Sarah Stacke, Professional Photographer

The anthropology degree that she received at Appalachian has been instrumental in shaping her career as a documentary photographer.

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