Student and Alumni Spotlight

Grayson Bodenheimer

Grayson Bodenheimer: Undergraduate Research on the Sociology of Emotions and Educator Burnout
Feb 16, 2016

One great experience undergraduate sociology students can have at App State is conducting their own research on what they love or what they are curiou...

Caitlin Pitkin

Meet Caitlin Pitkin: At-Risk Youth Program Coordinator
Jan 29, 2016

Are you interested in seeing how to relate theory to practice? Or, do you want to challenge the social problems you see unfolding every day in your ho...

Faith Morey

Faith Morey: Graduated and Out Changing the World!
Jan 29, 2016

Say hello to Faith Morey! In December of 2015, Faith graduate with her degree in sociology with a concentration in families and intimate relationships...

Jonda Sanders

Meet Jonda Sanders: Accountant and Sociologist!
Aug 26, 2015

Meet Jonda Sanders. Jonda earned two degrees in 2011 at Appalachian State. One degree is a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a conce...

Nick Logel

Nick Logel: A Sociologist in Crazy Places!
Aug 13, 2015

Nick Logel graduated with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Sociology in 2013. While he focused on family development as his concentration, Nick found t...

Sydni Wilson

Making Nature Sociological: Sydni Wilson's Internship with the Blue Ridge Parkway
Aug 10, 2015

All sociology majors who pursue a Bachelor's of Science degree must complete an internship experience. These internships often focus on occupations th...

Maggie Buchanan

From App State to Law School: Maggie Buchanan and Sociology
Aug 4, 2015

Many sociology majors choose our "Criminology, Deviance, and Law" concentration to pursue careers in the criminal justice system. Maggie Buchanan knew...


Sociology, Social Inequality, and Public Health: Elizabeth Thomas' Experience After App State
Aug 3, 2015

One of the great opportunities sociology provides to students is the chance to blend sociology with public health issues. Check out Elizebeth Thomas' ...

2015 Senior Seminar Capstone Projects!
Jul 20, 2015

During the Spring semester of 2015, several sociology seniors created a set of research-based capstone projects that fully represent the talents and a...

Students Present at the 18th Annual Celebration of Student Research and Creative Endeavors
Apr 27, 2015

On April 23, 2015, two undergraduate sociology students, Nick Smith and Daniela Herrera, presented their senior capstone research projects at Appalach...