Alumni Spotlight

Joe Candillo

Joe Candillo ('98), Founder and Owner of Authentic Native American Arts, LLC
Jan 29, 2015

Joe Candillo (1998) is founder and owner of Authentic Native American Arts, LLC through which he creates and sells traditional works of hand-made Nati...

Sarah Perry and Janelle Wienke

Alumnae Sarah Perry and Janelle Wienke, HandMade in America
Nov 29, 2014

Sarah Perry received a B.S. in Anthropology with a concentration in Sustainable Development and a minor in Spanish from Appalachian State University i...

Caroline Federal

Caroline Federal ('12), Community Relations Officer, Solve, MIT
Mar 2, 2014

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 Un...

James Rhoades with President Clinton

James Rhoads ('03) helps with development initiatives in Haiti
Apr 2, 2013

James Rhoads (2003) has been working in Haiti since he graduated from Appalachian. For two years following graduation he worked with a small non-profi...

Beth Uselton

Beth Uselton ('01), Executive Director of the Tennessee Health Care Campaign
Oct 26, 2012

Beth Uselton ('01) is the Executive Director of the Tennessee Health Care CampaignAfter graduation, I moved out to Denver to serve as an Americorps vo...

Andrew Sinclair

Andrew Sinclair ('05), U.S. Agency for International Development
Feb 26, 2012

Andrew Sinclair (B.A.'05) spent two years with the Peace Corps in the Jordan Valley. After returning to the U.S. in '07, he earned his Masters of Inte...

David Kilby

Dr. David Kilby, Assistant Professor of Anthropology, Eastern New Mexico University
Aug 5, 2011

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 ...

Sarah Stacke

Sarah Stacke, Professional Photographer
Mar 1, 2010

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

Melissa Shrift

Dr. Melissa Shrift, Associate Professor of Anthropology, East Tennessee State University
Mar 1, 2010

After graduating from Appalachian with a B.A. in anthropology, she pursued graduate work in cultural anthropology at the University of Hawaii-Manoa. S...

Lindsay Wetmore-Arkader

Lindsay Wetmore-Arkader
Feb 28, 2010

"Upon completing my undergraduate degree in Anthropology at Appalachian I worked as clinical support for Planned Parenthood of Greater NC before takin...