Class of 2016

Bradford Sterling Fisher

Brad graduated from Gatlinburg-Pittman High School and is majoring in Logistics/Supply Chain Management.  During his time at ETSU he has been involved in President’s Pride as Co-Director; participated on the intramural team that won the coveted ‘Centennial Cup’ in 2012-2013; been a Preview Leader; and served as both the Chief of Marketing and the Director for the Red Bus Project at ETSU.  Within the Student Government Association (SGA), he’s earned recognition as “Associate Justice of the Year,” been appointed and served as Chief of Staff, and is currently serving as Secretary of Interior.  He has been selected for “Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities & Colleges.” 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.  Brad is currently interning with NN, Inc. in Johnson City, TN.

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.  During summer 2015, she will travel to China and work with orphans, as part of Show Hope’s Student Global Training program.

Sierra Wilson Lowe

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 participated in the Bluegrass Old Time and Country Music program, the Public Health Student Association, and was an Honors-in-Discipline student in Communication Studies, earning departmental recognition each of the past two years.  Having graduated in December 2014, after just five semesters at ETSU, she now works as a Regulatory Communications Coordinator for Cook Medical Group.

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, been a member of the planning committee for ETSU’s Civility Week, studied abroad in Ecuador, and earned a spot on the ETSU Football team during fall 2014.  He is also the Vice-President of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, and will intern within the Mountain States Health Alliance system during summer 2015, as he continues preparing for medical school.

Audrey Smith Wilkinson

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 majored in Elementary Education, completing her student teaching in 2016.  She graduated from the first class of the Dr. Brenda White Wright Emerging Leaders Academy, was a member of President’s Pride, led a Bible study for freshman and transfer girls and served on The Well Ministry Leadership Team, and worked for two summers with the local non-profit organization, Girls Incorporated of Johnson City / Washington County. Since graduating in 2016, Audrey has taught first grade in Johnson City and earned her Master of Education degree through an accelerated program at ETSU.