The Office of Campus Activities facilitates transformational student experiences by creating a vibrant student life community where all students feel valued, connected, and successful.
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 commit ourselves to the following 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.
Are you a campus event promoter or entertainer? If so, please email Appalachian Popular Programming Society (APPS) at email@example.com directly, and our student leaders will be in touch.
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.
Assistant Director of Campus Activities
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!
Coordinator of Campus Activities
Fraternity & Sorority Life
Nassim Nozartash is attending her first year at Appalachian State University (ASU) where she is pursuing a Masters Degree in College Student Development. Prior to this year, she attended the University of South Florida and received her Bachelors of Science in Health Sciences. During her undergraduate experience, she worked in the Office of Orientation and afterwards worked with the Mosani College of Medicine as a Staff Assistant. Currently, she is a Graduate Assistant working with Club Hub and AppSync at ASU. Nassim wants to continue to develop various leadership styles by exploring the multiple opportunities presented in Boone. Also, she loves to work with student leaders to help them find and develop their leadership skills within their organizations and academics. Outside of the office, she loves to dance, attend concerts, and travel around the world.
Emily Dabau is a graduate assistant for the Office of Campus Activities, working with APPS and advising CASE and Spirit & Traditions. She graduated from the University of Miami in the spring of 2017 and is currently pursuing her masters degree in College Student Development at Appalachian. Emily loves working with students and seeing them grow as individuals and leaders as they bring events to campus. Emily is also passionate about social justice and diversity. In her free time, Emily enjoys kayaking, hiking and taking road trips.
Drew Pelkey is in her first year of the College Student Development Master's Program. She serves as a Graduate Assistant in the Office of Fraternity and Sorority life where she advises Panhellenic Council and creates/facilitates programming for the National Panhellenic Council and Panhellenic Council. Her greatest passions are being a positive role model for students and working as hard as she can to ensure students are supported and pushed to be the best version of themselves. She received her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Communication Studies at Longwood University in Farmville, Virginia. She loves to travel, hike, hangout with friends, and eat great food! She looks forward to going to football games and experiencing everything Appalachian State University has to offer!