Roan Scholars Class of 2016


Brad Fisher

Bradford Sterling Fisher

Brad graduated from Gatlinburg-Pittman High School, where he held numerous leadership positions, including president of Mu Alpha Theta, captain of the track and field team and the honors Biology II team, and head Mathematics and Science tutor for an after-school program. He also volunteered at a local nursing home and with Habitat for Humanity, March of Dimes, and Relay for Life; and was selected to participate in the Governor's School for Scientific Models and Data Analysis. During his first year at ETSU, Brad was selected as a member of President's Pride – a student ambassador program; and participated on the intramural team that won the coveted 'Centennial Cup.' He spent part of this past summer in India on a health exchange program – one of many exciting steps on the path to a career in the health sciences.

Maddie Gilmer

Mary Madeline Gilmer

Maddie graduated from Tennessee High School where she served as president of her senior class, president of the Anchor Club and vice president of the National Honors Society. She was a member of the Beta Club, Student Council, the track and field team, the varsity cheerleading squad, and the Madrigals Honors Choir. Maddie also initiated a "Viking Pink Out" campaign to help raise money for Breast Cancer Awareness Month. At ETSU, she is a member of President's Pride, and plans to major in exercise science, with the goal of eventually becoming an occupational therapist. She also works with children in the community, as a gymnastics coach.

Audrey Smith

Audrey Lee Smith

Audrey graduated from Abingdon High School where she served as president of her sophomore, junior and senior classes. She also served as class representative on the Superintendent's Student Advisory Team and as the school board liaison. She was the founder and vice president of the Youth Alive Club. At ETSU, Audrey is majoring in Elementary Education. She is a member of the first class of the Dr. Brenda White Wright Emerging Leaders Academy, and serves on The Well Ministry Team.  Audrey also serves on the board for the Hands On! Museum, and recently interned with the local non-profit organization, Girls Incorporated of Johnson City.

Austin Wike

William Austin Wike

Austin is the son of Mitchell and Traci Wike and resides in Canton, NC. He graduated from Pisgah High School, where he was a member of the Leo Club, the Key Club, and the National Honor Society and - along with his brother - founded the Diversity and Inclusion Club, which strives to educate the school about diversity. He was also a member of the track team and the basketball team, and served as captain of the football team during his sophomore and senior years. At ETSU, Austin is serving as a Resident Advisor and is a proud member of the reigning 'Centennial Cup' intramural championship team. He is also a graduate of the Dr. Brenda White Wright Emerging Leaders Academy. Austin recently completed a summer internship with the Boys and Girls Club of Johnson City / Washington County and plans to continuing volunteering there the academic year. Austin's career plans are to attend medical school after earning a Bachelor's degree in Health Sciences with a concentration in Human Health.

Sierra Wilson

 Sierra Elizabeth Wilson

Sierra graduated from Ashe County High School, where she attended the Governor's School-East and was the state's representative to the FBI National Academy Youth Leadership Program. A member of the basketball team and the captain of her tennis team, she also volunteered with the Mission Friends, Operation Christmas Child, the Feast in the Fields program, and a Prayer Shawl Ministry. Sierra was involved in the school music program and has received numerous awards in bluegrass band, fiddle and folk songs competitions. At ETSU, she participates in the Bluegrass Old Time and Country Music program, the Public Health Student Association, and is an Honors-in-Discipline student in Communication Studies. This past summer, Sierra completed two internships as an administrative assistant - with One Acre Café in Johnson City, and Watauga Medical Center in Boone, NC.