Alumni Spotlight

Sarah Perry

Sarah Perry ('14) , executive producer, researcher, and community program assistant
Feb 8, 2016

Sarah Perry graduated in 2014 with a degree in anthropology and a minor in Spanish. She worked in the non-profit sector in Asheville for a year after ...

Abby Bishop

Abby Bishop ('13), Public Outreach Coordinator for the North Carolina Conservation Network
Dec 20, 2015

Abby Bishop (2013) worked for the staff of the North Carolina Conservation Network from 2014-2016 as their Public Outreach Organizer. Through this rol...

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...