Hi All! I’m Alex, a recent graduate but a current employee of Appalachian State University. I’m originally from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, but lived in Chapel Hill, North Carolina for a number of years during middle school and early high school. I majored in Advertising, with a focus on the Creative Design. I work as the Media & Communications Specialist for Appalachian’s Office of Admissions. I also am a graduate of the Watauga Residential College.
Watauga Residential College takes on education from a different standpoint, and admittedly for a lot of folks it takes getting used to. I was ecstatic to be in classes that were designed to allow you to pursue your interests in more focused and productive ways. I've always been really into digital photography, and my classes let me work on my photographic skills by giving me to choice to do my projects using photojournalism. Not only did it encourage me to refine my photography, but it made me think about education more positively. I use my photography professionally now for the University, and Watauga helped me recognize that creative potential.
What really sold me on Watauga College was that I was surrounded by people of such diverse interests and backgrounds. They were all devoted to something and had awesome insight and experiences to share. You’re ideas It pushed me to work extra hard on everything I presented because I wanted every presentation would be of the same caliber. The community was my favorite part of Watauga. I don’t think you could ask for a better way to learn then surrounded by people devoted to their interests.