Assistant Director of Transfer Services
My name is Selena Dollar and I serve as the Assistant Director in the Office of Transfer Services. My main job responsibilities are to supervise the articulation unit and provide support for the office's technical needs. One recent improvement we have made is to the Transfer Course Equivalency Search. It now enables students to create their own preliminary credit evaluations. Our office strives to communicate changes in General Education and specific majors by providing the most current course information through the Transfer Course Equivalency Search. The thing I enjoy most about my job is the opportunity to help students and the Transfer Course Equivalency Search is just one of the tools we use in assisting.
Transfer Admissions Counselor
My name is Jayne Dowdy and as the Associate Director of Admissions for transfer students, I partner with the Office of Transfer Services to provide seamless transfer services to our students. My role is to help our transfer students join the Appalachian family by guiding them through the admissions process. I also serve as the military liaison in the admissions office. What do I love best about my job? Hands down it is the students! Their perseverance, drive and unique perspectives make me want to come to work each day and to hopefully be a better person. I particularly enjoy working with other colleagues who assist our students, and I always look forward to building and strengthening relationships with all our community college partners.
Transfer Credit Evaluator
My name is Traci Hartley and I am a Transfer Credit Evaluator in the Office of Transfer Services. My main job responsibility is to evaluate transfer credit for incoming and enrolled students at Appalachian. We strive to ensure credit is accurately applied to a student's General Education and major requirements. We also hope to empower prospective and enrolled students by providing resources needed for them to achieve success in pursuing their degree at Appalachian. The thing I enjoy most about my job is working as part of a team, not only with the staff in the Office of Transfer Services, but with colleagues all across campus who serve our students.
My name is Kate Hayes and I am the Administrative Assistant in the Office of Transfer Services. My main job responsibilities include directing students to available resources in our office as well as on campus, scheduling appointments with our staff, and responding to emails and phone calls to our office. I transferred to Appalachian in 2014 to study political science and then went on to graduate with a Master's in Public Administration. During my time as a student at Appalachian, I served the Office of Transfer Services as a Transfer Student Mentor and Graduate Assistant. I'm excited for the opportunity to continue serving our student body at App! My favorite part of this new position is being able to work with a stellar team of transfer advocates who work to help each and every transfer student at Appalachian. Please feel free to stop by our office with any questions you might have about transferring! Welcome to the Appalachian family!
Jump Start Appalachian Coordinator
My name is Matt Huntanar and I am the Jump Start Appalachian Coordinator. Working with the Transfer Student Mentors, I help prospective and admitted students make a successful transition to Appalachian State University. As a transfer student myself, I understand the challenges and rewards of transferring to a new campus. Through regular visits to the campuses of our community college partners my goal is to meet and speak with prospective students and help them navigate the transfer transition process. The best part of my job is helping students find balance between their academic studies, campus activities, and the outdoor adventures that await students in the High Country. My door is always open and I'm glad to help!
Associate Director of Transfer Services
My name is Kim Morton and I am the Associate Director in the Office of Transfer Services. I work with transfer students once they arrive at Appalachian providing transitional support, facilitating engagement in campus life, and overseeing retention efforts. Through targeted communication, transfer specific events, and encouragement my goal is to make sure every transfer student integrates successfully into campus and academic life at Appalachian State University. Students are invited to contact me or stop by my office for any reason. I am here to help and support you! What I like most about my job is witnessing the growth and transformation of our students as they gain confidence and success in their progression at Appalachian State.
Transfer Credit Evaluator
My name is Jenna Reed and I am one of the transfer credit evaluators in the Office of Transfer Services. I started Appalachian State University as a transfer student myself and received my bachelor's degree in Psychology and a master's degree in College Student Development. My professional career started in the Office of Undergraduate Admissions at Appalachian State University recruiting transfer students. My main role in the Office of Transfer Services is to make sure that credits are applied appropriately either into a student's major or into Appalachian State University's General Education Program. I also serve as a liaison with the Office of Distance Education ensuring a smooth transition for those cohort based students as well. The thing I enjoy the most about my job is the great group of people that I am blessed to be able to work with. We all work really hard as a team to assist transfer students in any capacity that we can.
Director of Transfer Services
Whether you are a prospective student or a current student I am glad you have visited our website. After 27 years in higher education, (23 at the community college) I still love working with students and helping them navigate the transfer process. More importantly, I am committed to empowering students to take responsibility for their academic success and I will work with you to achieve that goal! Our door is always open.
Transfer Transition Advisor
My name is Beth Watts and I am the Transfer Transition Advisor in the Office of Transfer Services. My main goal is to assist prospective transfer students to successfully navigate the transfer process by advising for general education and major requirements. I strive to provide accurate and timely customer service, providing students with the resources and tools to be successful at Appalachian State University. As a previous transfer student, I understand the challenges many nontraditional students encounter and can offer a compassionate perspective on the transfer process. It is my hope that through the combined efforts of all, transfer students will be successful not only at Appalachian but in their lives beyond.