Executive Council

President: Matthew Raynor

I am a fourth year student from Mount Olive, NC majoring Hospitality and Tourism Management with a minor in Leadership Studies. Thanks to campus leaders from past years, I became involved in APPS as soon as I stepped foot on campus. When I'm not in the APPS Office or working as a Resident Assistant, I enjoy playing Munchkin and The Legend of Zelda, and watching RuPaul's Drag Race.

Vice President of Administration: Maddie Lippy

I am a senior Foodsystems Management major from Huntersville, NC, and I will be this year's Vice President of Administration! I am really passionate about baking treats and playing video games. I got involved with APPS because I needed something to make me feel like I belonged after my first year at App, and APPS has truly done that for me. I can't wait for what is to come with APPS this year!

Vice President of Public Relations: Michael Ream

I am a senior Public Relations and Advertising major with a Marketing Minor from Kernersville, North Carolina. In my spare time I enjoy taking plenty of pictures, playing video games and binging television shows on Netflix. I joined APPS in the Fall of my Freshman year after speaking to and spending time with a few previous leaders within APPS and since then my involvement in it has grown each year!

Vice President of Internal Affairs: Haili Lineberry

I am a junior Nursing major with a minor in Nutrition and Foods. I am a Resident Assistant in White Hall and a proud sister of Alpha Gamma Delta. When I joined APPS I was looking for friends and a fun new experience. Throughout my time in APPS I have found many meaningful friendships and a passion for programming for App State students. As the Vice-President of Internal Affairs I hope to facilitate a similar APPS experience for all our members, new and old. 

Vice President of External Affairs: Erica Turner

I am a Junior from Durham, North Carolina pursuing a degree in Interdisciplinary Studies in Neurological Sciences as well as a minor in Medical Humanities. I joined APPS within the first month of my freshman year because I immediately noticed the impact the organization was making on campus for both new and returning students as well as for the community. I was looking to find an organization and a collegiate family to stay involved with for my entire time here at Appalachian State. Looking back, I am so glad I ventured out and found APPS because this organization and its members have truly become my home away from home.

Finance Director: Gillian Gabol

I am currently a junior double-majoring in Accounting and Business Management. I was born in Caloocan-Quezon City, Metro Manila in the Philippines and lived there for 11 years until I moved to Fayetteville, NC by the 6th grade. In my spare time, I like to create art through digital mediums and watch horror movies and stand-up comedy. Since the start of my time at App State, I have been passionate about bringing and embracing cultural involvement and awareness for students and representing individuals whom seldom become represented within the local community through campus-wide programming. APPS has been an incredible organization that has helped fuel this passion for cultural and social awareness for myself and for others! 

Media Director: Emily Sauer

I'm a Junior, Commercial Photography major from Winston-Salem, NC. I am a member of the Films, Special Events and Spirit & Traditions councils and I serve as the Media Director on the APPS Exec board. I read probably more than I should and I love Greek food. You'll most likely be able to find me somewhere on campus watching cake videos with coffee in hand, don't be afraid to say hi!

P.I.T. Director: Morgan Nystedt

I am a senior Business Management major from Raleigh. In my spare time, I like to participate in FitBit Challenges, visit craft breweries, and watch competitive cooking shows. This is my fourth year involved with APPS and I currently hold the PIT Director position. A lot of changes have happened both internally and externally in the past year for APPS and I am so excited to see what this year has to bring! 

Appalachian Heritage Chairperson: Casey Weaver

More info coming soon!

CASE Chairperson: Ana Dell

I am entering my third year at Appalachian State University as a Music Industry Studies major concentrating in Marketing and Promotion, with a general business and graphic arts and imaging technology minors. I'm from Fayetteville, North Carolina and in my spare time I like to keep up with shows and movies. I joined APPS to have a place to develop and apply marketing skills, to become aware of events on campus, and to be a part of an organization that brings powerful messages and entertainment to campus. I've been in both the Cultural Awareness and Student Engagement (CASE) council and the Stage Shows council. From my involvement I grew an interest in event planning and am now the chairperson of CASE. I am grateful for the opportunities and growth that being a chairperson will provide.

Concerts Chairperson: Emma Forbes

I am a junior, public relations major from Raleigh. I love music and going to live shows which is why I joined APPS my freshman year. APPS has shaped my college experience by giving me amazing opportunities and friendships, and I am so excited to see what the 2017-2018 year holds for Concerts and APPS!

Club Shows Chairperson: Emily Lamb

I am a junior electronic media broadcasting major with a minor in studio art from Charleston, South Carolina. In my free time you can find me hiking or just about anywhere with live music. I got involved in APPS my freshman year because sharing new music with people is my favorite thing in the world. Also, the creative and successful environment that APPS creates was exactly what I was looking for in my college experience. 

Films Chairperson: Molly Brady

I study Electronic Media with a concentration in production and minor in Marketing. I am from Greensboro, North Carolina. I focus on film and audio recording, DJ on 90.5 WASU, and love working with local artists. I am thrilled to be the 2017-2018 Films Chairperson. Films is such a unique council because it brings so many people and perspectives together. Joining Apps has brought so much joy into my life. 

Special Events Chairperson: Katie Fako

More info coming soon!

Spirit & Traditions Chairperson: Deja Wright

I'm from Hickory, North Carolina and am currently a Pre-Med Biology major. This summer I volunteered and shadowed at Wake Forest Baptist Health, which allowed me to realize my passion for helping and working with people as well as confirmed that studying medicine is what I really want to do. Welcome Weekend was the first I had ever heard of APPS and I immediately knew I wanted to be a part of the organization. Bringing people together to celebrate a cause and having a great time is what I am all about. I'm really happy I took the leap from being a general member in Special Events to running for chairperson of the new Spirit and Traditions council, because now I can become even more involved and really connect with the University. 

Stage Shows Chairperson: Courtney Barwick

I am a Public Relations major with a Marketing minor from Kernersville, North Carolina. In my spare time I love to hike, go to concerts, paint, and hang out with friends. I'm so excited to be the Stage Shows Chairperson for the 2017-2018 academic year. This opportunity has reminded me of the reasons why I joined APPS in the first place- the opportunities! I have made so many friends and opened so many doors through this wonderful organization. 

Contact Us

233 Plemmons Student Union
263 Locust St.
Boone, NC 28608

Phone: (828) 262-6252

Email: apps@appstate.edu

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