Student Mentors

  • Maggie Begick (Transferred from Forsyth Technical Community College)

    Hi Mountaineers! My name is Maggie Begick and I'm a transfer student from Forsyth Technical Community College in Winston Salem, NC. My major is Chemistry with a concentration in Biochemistry and minors in Biology and Accounting. I am currently a part of the Book Club at App State. Some of the places around campus I really enjoy are the Solarium at the Student Union and Belk Library. I also really enjoy walking down King Street, especially when different local artists have booths set up or even driving along the Blue Ridge Parkway. Please feel welcome to contact me with any questions at
  • Lauren Broadway (Transferred from University of North Carolina at Charlotte)

    Hi mountaineers! I am Lauren Broadway! I am a double major of Risk Mangement & Insurance and Finance & Banking. I also have a minor in Entreprenuership and I am very involved in Gamma Iota Sigma, an business co-ed fraternity on campus. I am very outgoing and I love to go on adventures such as hiking, picnics, traveling, and more! Please contact me if you have questions about transferring to App State or would like to meet a friend! Reach me at
  • Liz Carpenter (Transferred from Mars Hill University)

    Hi Mountaineers! My name is Liz Carpenter and I transferred from Mars Hill University. I am a Social Work major with a minor in English. I am a member of Rotaract here on campus. Some of my favorite spots in Boone are Sanford Mall on sunny days and King Street. Feel free to ask me questions at
  • Jessilyn Cartwright (Transferred from Caldwell Community College)

    Hello everyone!! My name is Jessilyn Cartwright! I transferred here from Caldwell Community College and I am majoring in construction management. I am currently involved in the CEL’s Affordable Housing group. Some of my favorite things to do include going on hikes with my dog, thrifting, snowboarding and listening to music of all kinds!! My favorite thing to do on campus is grab a snack from Crossroads and sit on Sanford. Feel free to contact me if you have any questions regarding the transfer process and how I can help at
  • Yairis Gameros-Escobedo (Transferred from Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute)

    Hi mountaineers! My name is Yairis Gameros-Escobedo. I am a Studio Art major and also involved in the Latin Hispanic Alliance, K-POP Association and Kaptivate. I enjoy dancing on campus especially at the Dance Part on Transfer Tuesdays. Please contact me in you have questions about transferrring to App State at
  • Marianna Kalinina (Transferred from Mitchell Community College)

    Hello everyone! My name is Marianna. And I'm a transfer student from Mitchell Community College in Mooresville, NC. My major is Chemistry with a concentration in Forensics. I am currently a part of the Forensics Club at App State. I enjoy reading books, building from Lego blocks, ice skate. Please feel welcome to contact me with any questions at
  • Max McBride (Transferred from Sandhills Community College)

    Hi there Mountaineers! My name is Max McBride and I'm a transfer student from Sandhills Community College in Southern Pines, NC. My major is Exercise Science. I am a member of the Ultimate Frisbee Club team here on campus (The Nomads). In my free time you can find me working out at the Quinn Rec Center here on campus, in the Belk Library studying, or enjoying a beautiful day out on Sanford Mall. I love sports and one of my favorite things to do here on campus is cheer on our sports teams. Go App! If you have any questions at all, shoot me an email at and I will be happy to help in any way that I can.
  • Caroline Ruppe (Transferred from Isothermal Community College)

    Hello, my name is Caroline Ruppe. I transferred from Isothermal Community College located in Spindale, North Carolina. I am currently a Nutrition major. I enjoy admiring nature and thrifting. One of my favorie spots to visit on campus is Hatchet Coffee Roasters in Central Dining Hall. I like their lavender and coconut lattes. I am also an active member in SNAAP and the Dementia Awareness Club. Do not hesitate to reach out to me with any questions or concerns at
  • Bailey Wangerien (Transferred from Stanly County Community College)

    Hi everyone! My name is Bailey Wangerien and I transferred from Stanly County Community College. I am a Hospitality and Tourism Management Major. I enjoy any and all things theme park-related. My favorite place on campus is the fourth floor of Belk Library, especially with a smoothie from Cascades. I am currently an exec in HTMSA and WCOB Transfer Club. I am here to answer any questions you may have, reach out at