The best way to get to know ETSU is to get to know our students.
Watch the full episode above (it's also streaming on Amazon Prime Video), or check out ten individual stories below. We bet you can find a Buccaneer with interests similar to yours. See how your future can be shaped with the opportunities at ETSU!
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Caitlin MaupinBFA (Bachelor of Fine Art)
Caitlin chose ETSU’s art program because it offers instruction in a wide array of art media: painting, drawing, graphic design, and so much more. Johnson City has a supportive art community! Check out Johnson City Public Art and the art galleries in our town.
Radio, TV, Film
ETSU’s Radio/TV/Film program brings leading-edge, dynamic experiences to students with an interest in broadcast media. From state-of-the-art facilities, to access to Adobe programs, to networking and travel experiences, Anthony will have plenty of real-world experience by the time he graduates.
Jaquae ‘Quay’ Holmes
Family is the first word that comes to mind for Quay when he thinks of ETSU Athletics. Plus, Bucs love to win—and we do! We compete in the Division I Southern Conference. Learn about our programs at etsubucs.com.
Amythyst KiahBluegrass, Old-Time, and Country Music Studies
Amythyst has followed her passions through ETSU’s unique music Bluegrass, Old-Time, and Country-Music Studies. Her talent and drive have led her to a Grammy nomination and she’s also an accomplished performer in the region’s vibrant music scene.
Kayla CarterJournalism/Business—Outdoor Adventure
Kayla loves our hometown and we’re sure you will, too! ETSU is an adventure campus in an adventure town. Nestled in the Appalachian mountains, our campus and the surrounding region have abundant natural beauty and plenty of opportunities for recreation, food, music, and fun!
Joseph MoraDigital Media
Graduates of ETSU’s incredible Digital Media program have gone on to work on Thor: Ragnarok, Star Wars: The Last Jedi, World of WarCraft, Halo, and many other hit movies and games! Joey found the opportunities and resources to hone his skills and build his own game. Check out this and other students’ projects at etsudigitalmedia.com.
Jaylen Malik GrimesEducation, Leadership, and Policy Analysis
For Jaylen, the three keys to success at ETSU are opportunity, community, and involvement. Choose from hundreds of clubs and organizations to get involved. There’s so much out there at ETSU! You’ll build a community (especially when you live on campus) and learn who you are through programs like POLO, Quest, and Preview.
KeiAndra HarperPsychology—Scholarships & Affordability
KeiAndra found her support network and amazing opportunities to grow as a student and leader through the Roan Scholars program. There are outstanding scholarship opportunities, and ETSU’s commitment to affordability puts a well-rounded college experience within reach. Learn about the ETSU advantage—outstanding education at an affordable price!
Sarah HamiltonMasters in Public Health—ETSU Health
ETSU’s excellent Academic Health Sciences Center offers unmatched opportunities for interprofessional education among students of nursing, public health, clinical and rehabilitative health sciences, pharmacy, and medicine. Sarah found opportunities to pursue her passion for Spanish, too, training in interpreting and translation through the ETSU Language and Culture Resource Center.
ETSU got its start as a teachers’ college, and boasts over a century of experience in preparing educators for the classroom. Carly did her student teaching at the on-campus K-12 University School, which is ranked #8 in the state!
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