Meet Our Students

Mia Fraticelli

Mia Fraticelli

Degree(s): BS in Exercise Science - Beaver College of Health Sciences; Minors in Film Studies and Spanish

Email: fraticellimi@appstate.edu

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Mia is from Indian Trail, NC. Mia joined Watauga for the community, she enjoys the freedom to discuss local and global issues in and outside of the classroom and credits her peers for the accepting and friendly environment. Mia enjoys living with her best friends, spending time outside playing sports, or curling up in the LLC for a movie night. Mia volunteers at the High Country Food Hub and aspires to make a difference as a physical therapist one day.

Will Conger

Will Conger

Degree(s): BS in English, Secondary EducationReich College of Education

Email: congerwh@appstate.edu

Will is from Brentwood, TN and his connection to Nashville has evoked a deep passion for music. Will performs in two bands here in Boone including playing bass for the band Goose Juice and enjoys talking to others about music! He has enjoyed making friends in Living Learning Center's common spaces from cooking in the kitchen to jamming out in our music room. While at WRC, Will has enjoyed fostering relationships in a community of teachers and students and has explored the concepts of environmental awareness and food insecurity. Will is a self-proclaimed fantasy literature nerd and loves table-top RPGs like D&D. He also enjoys investigating the subjects of writing and ethical philosophy. If you're lucky you might catch a glimpse of Will playing his acoustic guitar downtown.

Gabby Buck

Gabby Buck

Degree(s): BSBA in Business Management - Walker College of Business

Email: buckgk@appstate.edu

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Gabby is originally from Indianapolis, IN but spends her breaks in Mebane, NC. Before joining Watauga Residential College, Gabby attended a Zoom call with professors and students and was drawn to the discussion-based and hands-on learning classroom. As a first-year student, Gabby volunteered with her 1103 class at the High Country Food Hub and spent time in the Sustainable Development Garden. Gabby has been welcomed by her peers and credits them for a greater understanding of the topics learned in their course together. If you are interested in exploring volunteer opportunities in the High Country Gabby would love to help!