HEP Alumni Spotlight

Nina Olivardia

Nina Olivardia
Dec 3, 2019

Nina Olivardia is a native of Orlando, FL. She moved to Boone to attend App State and has enjoyed the change of scenery these past years, while also m...

Kenley Little

Kenley Little
Jul 3, 2019

Kenley Little ('18) was selected as the App State Student Teacher of the Year for 2018-2019. A native of Lincolnton, North Carolina, Kenley graduated ...

Kara Old

Kara Old
Jun 30, 2019

With a last name such as Old, teaching history is an ironic and great path for Kara Old to take! During her time at App State, Kara served as an ASU E...

Deziree Baker

Deziree Baker
Nov 27, 2018

Deziree Baker ('18) found her inspiration to teach thanks to a psychology professor at Johnston Community College, whose approach to teaching made her...

Hayley McCulloch

Hayley McCulloch
Nov 9, 2018

Hayley McCulloch ('19) wants to help students think critically about the world they live in, and she sees the study of history as a way of helping ado...

Grace Cameron

Grace Cameron
Sep 12, 2018

Grace Cameron ('19) enjoyed her time in the Blue Ridge mountains and her journey as a BS History/Social Studies Education major. A native of Wilmingto...

Katie Haynes

Katie Haynes
Sep 4, 2018

Katie Haynes ('19) epitomizes what it means to be a global educator. During her time at App State, Katie traveled to several countries in South Americ...

Nick Goard

Nick Goard
Aug 30, 2018

A native of Greensboro, and an avid baseball player, Nick Goard teaches social studies at Asheboro High School (NC). He arrived in Boone already impre...

Shannon Furr

Shannon Furr
Aug 28, 2018

A native of Wilkesboro, Shannon Furr (BS '19, MA ongoing) arrived at Appalachian State University with a passion for working with children in the clas...

Macy Watts

Macy Watts
Aug 28, 2018

Macy Watts ('19) is a native of Pamlico County High School in Bayboro, near New Bern, NC. She finished her Secondary History/Social Studies Education,...