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...

Payton Laube

Payton Laube
Dec 3, 2019

Originally from Pennsylvania, Payton Laube ('20) moved to Reidsville, NC, before arriving at App State. Payton received her Associate's degree from&nb...

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...

Nathan Minton

Nathan Minton
Feb 24, 2019

Born and raised in Granite Falls, NC, Nathan Minton ('20) attended Caldwell Early College High School. After graduation, Nathan returned to Caldw...

Hannah Carpenter

Hannah Carpenter
Feb 24, 2019

Hannah Carpenter ('20) is a native of Stanley, NC, and currently teaches at Ardrey Kell High School in Charlotte, NC. She arrived at App State as...

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...