Meet the Staff



 Eric Gormly

Eric Gormly, Appalachian’s new Program Director of Student Veteran Services, knows full well veterans are searching for outstanding universities. In the years he has spent serving with and working with veterans, he has had many conversations about the topic. A goal shared by most veterans, according to Gormly, is to earn degrees that will elevate them on their current career paths or to lead them to new, more desirable careers.

Eric served in the U.S. Marines for six years, which included two tours of duty in Iraq. He worked previously as a veterans services assistant and a certifying official at Johnson County Community College (Overland Park, Kansas) for five years. There, he assisted with training and managing Veterans Administration work-study student employees, implementing the Military & Veteran Student Resource Center and coordinating “Veterans Week” to raise awareness of student veteran presence on campus. He formerly served as the certifying official and enrollment services coordinator at the University of Kansas Medical Center.

At Appalachian, Eric serves as the single point-of-contact for student veterans and oversees programs and policies that will meet the unique needs of student veterans. Additionally, he works to foster the growth and success of student veterans by developing activities that facilitate the transition from the military to the campus and Boone community.


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Donovan R. Arnold

United States Marin Corps,  2013/2017


Finance & Banking/RMI Major

Student Veteran Association Treasurer

Student Government Association Senator









 DavidDavid Judy

United States Marine Corps 2012-2016


Secondary History Education Major 

Vice President of the Student Veteran Association