The Office of Campus Activities facilitates transformational student experiences by creating a vibrant student life community where all students feel valued, connected, and successful.
With our vision in mind, we are committed to the holistic development and success of all students, the cultivation of inclusive spaces and communities, and the fostering of meaningful relationships and lifelong learning.
Through our programs, advising, and involvement opportunities, we aspire to the following ideals and actions…
Educate - We are leadership educators. We challenge students to think critically about their personal values and leadership opportunities while promoting educational risk-taking and critical reflection.
Engage - We are community builders. We create environments where people can create authentic and meaningful relationships with one another. We encourage respectful discourse to deepen personal understanding and appreciation of differences while cultivating a community of mutual responsibility.
Empower - We are resourceful advisors. We support students in owning their experiences and taking responsibility for their actions. We help students identify their personal and organizational vision and goals and share resources and tools to be successful and thrive.
Excite - We are innovators. We foster collaboration, creativity, and innovation, so students can become active campus citizens. We inspire students to become change agents by connecting knowledge to action and by leaving a positive legacy at Appalachian.
Dustin directs the overall efforts of Campus Activities with additional direct responsibilities as APPS advisor, and is part of the leadership team for the Department of Student Engagement & Leadership, under which Campus Activities is housed.
Dustin Evatt has been at Appalachian for 4 years, most recently as the Associate Director for Campus Activities. Dustin provides leadership and supervision to the Campus Activities team including the areas of Campus Programming, Fraternity & Sorority Life, and Clubs & Organizations. He directly advises the APPS Executive Council and Chairs the University Homecoming Committee. He coordinates the INTERSECT Social Justice Retreat and oversess the Student Organization Code of Conduct. Dustin also teaches the Applied Leadership course as part of the Leadership Studies Minor. At Winthrop University, Dustin received his Bachelor's of Science in Integrated Marketing Communication. He later studied at the University of Vermont where he received his Master's in Higher Education & Student Affairs. Currently, he is pursuing his Doctoral Degree in Educational Leadership from Appalachian with research interests including critical leadership, social justice, and change. Dustin loves working alongside students and colleagues to make positive change. Dustin loves working with students who dream big and use their talents and skills to make a difference on campus or in the community. When he's not at work, Dustin enjoys watching movies and exploring local restaurants and stores.
Becky Cooke has been at Appalachian for 5 years as the Assistant Director for Campus Activities and Fraternity & Sorority Life. Becky advises 33 nationally recognized organizations and the governing councils; Panhellenic Council, National PanHellenic Council, and Interfraternity Council. Becky received her Bachelor's of Art at Central Michigan University with a major in History and double minor in English and Psychology. She remained at Central Michigan University and pursued her Master's in Educational Leadership in Student Affairs. Becky loves the students she works with and the energy that leadership and involvement creates for the staff and students we are fortunate to work with each and every day. She loves the laughter, the impact that “A ha” moments have, and watching students develop as leaders and people. In her free time, Becky enjoys any crafting project, especially cardmaking, scrapbooking, knitting, etc. She loves to cook and is addicted to new recipes! She enjoys hiking and exploring with her family, and is a self-proclaimed "phenomenal singer" while in her car! Becky likes smiling and is obsessed with Stitch, Wizard of Oz, and purple pens.
Beth Holcomb recently joined the Office of Campus Activities as the Assistant Director of Organizational Leadership & Advising after 2 years in the Office of Admissions. Now, Beth works with all of Appalachian's clubs and organizations and advises Club Council. A two time graduate of Appalachian State University, Beth received her Bachelor's Degree in Recreation Management with a concentration in Outdoor Experiential Education, and her Master's Degree in College Student Development with a concentration in College Outdoor Program Administration. Beth's favorite part of her job is working with students! When she's not in the office, you can find her fishing, hiking, gardening, practicing yoga, watching movies, or playing with her dogs!
Nick Wright is Appalachian's first ever Coordinator for Fraternity & Sorority Life where he works with all Fraternities & Sororities, and advises the National Panhellenic Council. From the Mississippi University for Women, Nick received his Bachelor's Degree in Public Health Education and Family Studies. Nick then received his Master's Degree in College Student Affairs at Eastern Illinois University. The most enjoyable part of his job is working alongside students to create a diverse and inclusive environment. When he's not in the office, he enjoys Netflix, eating key lime pie, reading, and pretending to like hiking. Nick is also a proud member of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc!
Brittany Stroud is in her 2nd year at Appalachian as the Fraternity & Sorority Life Graduate Assistant where she works closely with Panhellenic Council, Order of Omega, and Greek Programming. She received her Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies at the University of North Texas and is pursuing her Masters in Applied Arts in Counseling with a concentration in Body Centered Therapy. Brittany most enjoys witnessing students grow their leadership skills and then inspiring the members of their Greek community. In her free time, Brittany enjoys yoga, hiking, travel, camping, reading, and learning new things!
Erin Parrish works for the Office of Campus Activities as a Graduate Assistant where she works closely with APPS. After receiving her Bachelor's of Science in Human Services at Metropolitan State University of Denver, she came to Appalachian to pursue her Master's in College Student Development which she will receive this May! Erin loves working with such creative students and seeing events come to life. She is also thankful to be on a staff with such passionate people! In her free time, Erin enjoys hiking, playing volleyball, photography, and taking road trips!
Courtney Campbell is in her first year at Appalachian State University where she is pursuing her Masters in College Student Development. She is the Clubs & Organizations Graduate Assistant where she works closely with Club Council. Courtney received her Bachelor's Degree from James Madison University in Health Science before being accepted into ASU's Graduate School. Courtney loves that she has the ability to work with students everyday and watch them grow as young adult leaders. In addition to the staff she has the pleasure of working with, she says that everyone is supportive and caring which makes her job truly enjoyable. Outside of work and studying, Courtney enjoys theater and traveling, whether it's discovering a new place on the parkway, other places in Boone, or flying to a new city!
Keith Norris (he/him/his) is a Graduate Assistant with APPS, where he advises the Special Events Council and the Executive Board. Keith graduated from Appalachian State University in the Spring of 2016 with a Bachelor's Degree in Communication and is currently pursuing a Master's Degree in College Student Development. Keith loves having the opportunity to work with students in developing their leadership styles, while still having fun with all of the programming opportunities that APPS has to offer the Appalachian community. Additionally, Keith remains an advocate for student voice and social justice in numerous ways, including racial and gender equity. During his free time, Keith enjoys hiking along the Blue Ridge Parkway, singing with his a cappella group, hanging out with his students in the APPS Office, and watching a plethora of Netflix shows.
Addison Lemons has worked at Appalachian for the past 2 years and has joined the Campus Activities Staff as the newest intern. Addison helps to manage Club Hub and AppSync as well as working closely with Club Council and Intersect. He received his Bachelor of Science in Sustainable Development here at Appalachian, and is currently pursuing his Masters in Applied Arts in College Student Development. Addison loves the opportunity to work with student leaders across campus as well as help students find new organizations that explor their passions. In his free time, he enjoys hiking, movies, driving, sports, and anything outdoors!
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