Catherine Graham


Boone, NC

Educational Background

Appalachian State University- 2001

  • Bachelor of Science Family and Consumer Science Education

Why should students in the Appalachian region consider going to college?

We hear it over and over again, but it’s true:  Continuing education after high school really does increase opportunities. Our Appalachian region has so much to offer and going to college will expose you to the wealth of experiences available to you in a way that can be difficult to accomplish in other ways.

What is one piece of advice you might be able to offer a middle or high school student?

Be open to making friends with people who are different from you and what you are used to, and enjoy learning how similar you really are as you get to know one another. Take the opportunity to learn about other cultures, religions, and backgrounds as you move through your college experience and broaden your own perspective.

Title: Admin & Finance Assistant
Department: GEAR UP

Email address: Email me

Phone: (828) 262-6982