Our Staff

Director

Celeste Crowe has served as Director of Health Professions Advising since the office’s inception in 2007. Prior to her arrival at Appalachian, Celeste served as Assistant Director of Pre-Health Outreach Programs at East Tennessee State University’s Quillen College of Medicine. She began working with pre-health students while in graduate school working as a program assistant in the ETSU Pre-Health Outreach Programs Office. In addition, Celeste has worked with TRiO grant programs at ETSU, Union College (KY), and Tusculum College (TN). Celeste earned a Bachelor of Science in Biology and a Masters of Science in Biology, with an emphasis in Molecular Biology, from ETSU.

Since March 2007, she has assisted over 250 Appalachian students and alumni in gaining admission to their health professions program of choice. Appalachian students are in health professions programs across the state, region, and nation. Celeste is also active in the Health Professions Advisors of North Carolina (HPANC), Southern Association of Advisors of Health Professions (SAAHP), and National Association of Advisors for the Health Professions (NAAHP).

Celeste has served as SAAHP Past-President from 2015-2017, SAAHP President from 2013-2015, 2013 Louisville Meeting Program Chair, and SAAHP representative to the NAAHP BOD from 2011-2013.  She is co-chair for the 2018  NAAHP National Meeting Program Planning Team and has served on the 2016 and 2014 NAAHP National Planning Teams.  

 In her spare time, Celeste is active in her local church, enjoys cheering on the Mountaineers, and being active by dancing, pilates, and zumba.

In addition, the HPA office has a group of students who serve as Peer Advisors for the office.  Their contact information is posted on the HPA Peer Advisors page. 

Contact

Student Ambassadors

HPA Office Ambassadors are trained to help their peers plan for their health professions futures. They can assist with pre-requisite course review, 4 year planning, finding extracurricular activities, and other awesome opportunitites.

They undergo an extensive selection and training process to serve as an Health Professions Advising Office Ambassadors. Please feel free to contact any of them for asssistance. 

You can find them in the HPA Office during the academic year, Tues-Fri afternoons. Feel free to drop by during those times to meet with them.

 Name

Major

Career Interest

ASU Email(@appstate.edu)

Emily Banning

Exercise Science

PA

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 Megan Campany

 Exercise Science

 MD

 campanyme

Austin Cobb

Exercise Science

PA

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Val Del Castillo

Biology

Dent

roadelcastillov

Megan Foster

Biology

MD

fosterme

Jacob Gordon

Biology

MD

gordonja1

Tyler Harris

Chemistry/Biology

MD

 harristj2

Alexis Lacewell

Exercise Science

PT

lacewellam

Lindsey Millner

Psychology

OT

millnerle

Maddi Morsch

Psychology

OT

morschmm

 Carly Peggs

 Biology

 MD

 peggsca

Ruba Raza

Exercise Science

PT

razar

Kirby Rose

CSD

CSD

roseke

Claire Stoudemire

Exercise Science

Vet

stoudemirece

Emily Taylor

Exercise Science

PA

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Kat Thomson

Exercise Science

OT

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Elizabeth Tiddy

CSD

CSD

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Lucy Winesett

Dance Studies

MD

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