Five Students Awarded First Green/Reaves Scholarship for Global Experiences

Five students have been awarded the Green/Reaves Scholarship for Global Experiences to study abroad this Spring and Summer. This is the first awarding of the scholarship. The students are:

Aubryana L. Payne, a Junior from Winston Salem majoring in Cell/ Molecular Biology,studying abroad in Zambia on a faculty-led program

Yasmin Ayala-Johnson, a Junior from Hope Mills majoring in psychology with a business concentration and a double minor in statistics and Human Resources participating in an Alternative Service Experience to Ecuador

Jasmine Henderson, a Junior from Charlotte majoring in Political Science studying abroad in Bruges, Brussels, and Luxembourg on a summer faculty-led program 

Shaquira Wilson, a Junior from Fayetteville majoring in Political Science and International and Comparative Politics participating in a faculty-led program to Cuba

Kierdre McFadden, a Junior from Willow Spring majoring in Biology attending the Zambia Clinical Shadowing Program


The Green/Reaves Scholarship for Global Experiences was established in 2017 by Dr. Kimberly Green and Mr. James Reaves, both alumni of Appalachian State and Appalachia Foundation Board members, to provide financial assistance to underrepresented students for global experiences.

About the Donors:

green.jpgDr. Kimberly Green, a 1998 and 2001 alumna, is a faculty member at Western Kentucky University, where she leads students on study abroad experiences. “Few things are more exciting than experiencing the world as your classroom. By encouraging students from underrepresented backgrounds to engage in international study, we hope to promote a type of life-long learning that goes well beyond the traditional educational experience,” said Green. “We are thankful to be able to support the diversity of ASU students in their journey to ‘see the world from the Mountain.’”

reaves.jpgMr. James Reaves, a 1993 alum, is Senior Vice President for BB&T in Winston-Salem. He is an Alumni Council Past President, has served as an ex-officio member of the Board of Trustees and on the Yosef Advisory Board, and is active with the African American Alumni Association. “I am extremely proud of the students who were awarded the scholarship to assist with their travel abroad. These students will broaden their personal scope and help spread the Appalachian State Brand throughout the globe,” said Reaves.


If you would be interested in more information about helping students have global experiences on and off campus, please contact Tracey Ford at or 828-262-4016. 

Published: May 2, 2018 10:22am