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Celeste Crowe directs Appalachian’s new health professions advising office

crowe_t.jpgBOONE—Celeste Crowe has been named director of health professions advising at Appalachian State University. Her office is housed in the university’s Academic Advising Center in D.D. Dougherty Hall.

The new office was created to serve students interested in a career in the health professions. Crowe will work with students interested in the university’s health professional programs regardless of their major as well as those majoring in the university’s pre-professional programs in biology, exercise science and chemistry who are interested in professional degree programs in medicine, pharmacy or physical therapy.

Crowe worked for three years as the assistant director of pre-health outreach programs at East Tennessee State University. She graduated from ETSU with a master’s degree in biological sciences.

Crowe reports to Harry Williams, associate vice chancellor of enrollment services.

“While we have offered advising through the various academic departments to our students interested in a career in the health professions, there has been a need to consolidate this service into one office,” Williams said. “This consolidation will allow us to further strengthen and heighten awareness of the many opportunities for our students.”

Williams said the new office will work with the university’s Institute for Health and Human Services to better focus on avenues to help students gain entry to professional health programs.

Crowe will help students with the application process to professional school, and will work with area health practitioners to arrange clinical experiences for students.

“Our goal is to have a one-stop shop where students who have questions about professional health programs can come, regardless of their major,” Crowe said.