Roan Scholars Class of 2016

Class of 2016

Brad Fisher

Bradford Sterling Fisher

Brad graduated from Gatlinburg-Pittman High School and is majoring in Logistics with a minor in Psychology.  During his first two years at ETSU, he has been involved with President’s Pride (he’s now Co-Director); participated on the intramural team that won the coveted ‘Centennial Cup’ in 2012-2013; been chosen as a member of the inaugural class of the Dr. Brenda White Wright Emerging Leader’s Academy; been a Preview Leader; and served as the Marketing Director and Director for the Red Bus Project at ETSU.  Within the Student Government Association (SGA), he’s earned recognition as “Associate Justice of the Year” and is currently serving as Chief of Staff.  During his summers, he’s been selected for a medical and anthropology expedition in India; studied abroad in Europe; and interned with Coalition-for-Kids.  He’s currently interning with NN, Inc. in Johnson City, TN. 

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; has captained the Roan team each of the last three years for the annual Susan B. Komen 5K “Race for the Cure”; and is majoring in exercise science, with the goal of eventually becoming an occupational therapist.  Having also interned and served in various staff roles with River's Way Outdoor Adventure Center, she now continues to work with children in the community, on a near-daily basis, 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, and will complete her student teaching during Academic Year 2015-2016.  She graduated from the first class of the Dr. Brenda White Wright Emerging Leaders Academy, and is a member of President’s Pride.  Audrey leads a Bible study for freshman and transfer girls and serves on The Well Ministry Leadership Team; she also enjoys playing on an intramural soccer team.  Audrey serves on the board for the Hands On! Museum, and worked for the past two summers with the local non-profit organization, Girls Incorporated of Johnson City / Washington County.

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.  At ETSU he has been active in student outreach and education as a Diversity Educator and Resident Advisor.  Austin has served as both an intern and volunteer at The Boys and Girls Club of Washington County last summer and studied abroad in Ecuador last summer. He, along with his younger brother, Hunter (Roan ’18) is a member of ETSU’s football team.

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.  Last summer, Sierra worked as a member of the marketing team with Skybest Communications in western NC.  Since graduating in December 2014, she has been hired as a Communications Coordinator for a large medical supply company in NC, and is looking forward to both that new opportunity and to her spring 2015 wedding.