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 year at ETSU, he was selected as a member of President’s Pride, and participated on the intramural team that won the coveted ‘Centennial Cup’; he was also selected as a member of the inaugural class of the Emerging Leader’s Academy, and served as the Marketing Director for the Red Bus Project’s first visit to ETSU.  Last summer, he went on a medical and anthropology expedition in India and interned for Coalition-for-Kids – a local non-profit.  This past year he served as the Director for the Red Bus Project at ETSU, and as an Associate Justice in the Student Government Association (SGA), earning recognition as the “Associate Justice of the Year.”  For the 2014-2015 year, he’ll serve as a Preview Leader, Co-Director for President’s Pride, and as Chief of Staff for the SGA.

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 is majoring 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 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 this past summer 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 this summer. In the fall he plans on playing as a member of ETSU’s football team, along with his younger brother, Hunter.

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 worked as a member of the marketing team with Skybest Communications in western North Carolina.  She plans to graduate in December 2014.