Meet Our Staff

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Staff Directory

Jennifer Coffey

Program Director

Mrs. Jennifer D Coffey began serving Appalachian State's military affiliated students in October of 2010 as a School Certifying Official (SCO) for Veterans Affairs Education Benefits in the Office of Student Financial Aid. In February 2020, she assumed the role of Program Director of Student Veteran Services, fulfilling a long-time desire to serve Appalachian State's military affiliated students in a full-time capacity. In addition to her role at Appalachian State, Jennifer serves as Vice President of the Southeastern Council on Military Education and as a Mentor for the North Carolina Association of Coordinators of Veterans Affairs. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration in Accounting, Master's Degree in Higher Education with a concentration in Community College and University Leadership, and a Graduate Certificate in Online Learning and Professional Development, all from Appalachian State University. Jennifer is a first-generation college graduate and Watauga native.

Scott Coulson


United States Army, 2009 - 2015
Computer Information Systems

Jacob Hense


United States Army, 2013-2016
Political Science, Social Work Minor

Steven Klingler


United States Army, 2013-2017
Applied Physics

Cameron Lucas


United States Marine Corps, 2013-2017, Heavy Equipment Operator
Building Sciences, Construction Management

Robinson Lopez Rodriguez


United States Marine Corps, 2014-2018
International Business; Minor: Spanish

Sarah Whaley

Practicum Intern
Student Affairs Administration Graduate Student

Nate Wilcox


United States Army, 2015-2019
Finance and Banking / Risk Management and Insurance (Double Major)