Graduating Student Shoutout: Ali Martinez

Ali Martinez

Bachelor of Science, Elementary Education

Tell us about your collegiate activities, your clubs and organizations, or your favorite memories.

As an undergrad at Appalachian State, I was a member of Kappa Kappa Psi National Honorary Band Fraternity where I served as the Secretary for the 2019-2020 year, and as the Vice President of Service from 2020-2021. I was a member of Sigma Alpha Iota International Music Fraternity where I served as the Corresponding Secretary for the 2020-2021 year. I was also a member of Cru where I served on their leadership team from 2018-2019. I was a member of NSCS and a member of our Latin Hispanic Alliance. I was also a member of the Marching Mountaineers, where I played piccolo my first year and baritone for three. I served as a Freshman Advisor during our 2019 season and as a Baritone Squad leader our the 2020 season.

Share the names of your favorite professors or other mentors you'd like to thank (and why).

I am incredibly grateful for professors such as Jeff Goodman, Dr. Lisa Runner, Dr. Nicole Sonbert, and Dr. John Stanely Ross who always supported me through my collegiate career and showed me the unconditional love professors have to teach and make a difference in the world. I hope to one day be as great as them!

In a nutshell, what has App State meant to you?

App State has been my home away from home and I could not imagine going to school anywhere else! Roll Neers!!!

Ali Martinez
Published: Dec 6, 2021 5:34pm