Walker College faculty, staff earn nods as "most helpful" at App State

Forty faculty and staff members in the Walker College of Business were named among the most helpful at Appalachian State University in fall 2021, according to a survey of the university's first-year and transfer students, administered by the Office of Student Success.

The students indicated that the following professionals in the Walker College were "most helpful" to them as they began their careers at Appalachian. 

Department of Accounting

  • John Bean
  • Kevin Eller
  • Brian Hasson
  • Rachel Keller
  • Lynn Rogers
  • Robin Romanus
  • Derinda Stiene
  • Mary Stolberg
  • Wenye Tang
  • Kimberly Zahller

Department of Computer Information Systems

  • Lewis Alexander
  • Taylor Hildebrandt
  • Jeffrey Kaleta
  • Christopher Taylor
  • Wei Xie

Department of Economics

  • David Bruner
  • Tanya Ince
  • John Lehman
  • David McEvoy
  • Ash Morgan
  • Abhi Ramalingam

Department of Finance, Banking & Insurance

  • Jo Anne Brandenburg
  • Austin Eggers
  • Alison Gates 
  • David Marlett
  • Richard Mattar
  • Ivan Roten

Department of Management

  • Carol Kline
  • Carrie Morgan

Department of Marketing & Supply Chain Management

  • Abdul Al Jumaily
  • James Fyles
  • Steven Leon

Dean’s Office

  • Matt Crump, Academic Advising
  • Kristy Hall, Academic Advising
  • Annie Love, Business Career Services
  • Kathy Mann, Scholarships
  • Meredith Pipes, International Programs
  • Erich Schlenker, TI Center for Entrepreneurship
  • Katharine Stone, Academic Advising
  • Nathalie Turner, Academic Advising

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Last year, there were 18 faculty and saff members in the Walker College named "most helpful."  Eight made the list both years. They are: Lewis Alexander, Matt Crump, Jeffrey Kaleta, Steven Leon, Ric Mattar, Mary Stolberg, Katharine Stone and Nathalie Turner.

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Office of Student Success

The Office of Student Success is committed to improving the undergraduate experience for the students of Appalachian State University. Whether students are struggling or excelling, OSS is dedicated to providing timely outreach to help students make the most of their time as Mountaineers. To this end, OSS staff works with all colleges, schools, and departments to address issues affecting student success at Appalachian.