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Community Fellows Program

What Is Our Mission?

UN Sustainability GoalsThe Community Fellows program seeks to strengthen and nurture Applalchian State University's relationship with students, faculty and Community Partners by facilitating resource sharing and exposure to the nonprofit sector. To reach this mission, six Community Fellows lead local volunteer trips to nonprofit organizations that serve Watauga and surrounding counties.

The foundation of Community Fellows program adheres to the United Nations' (UN) sustainability goals to ensure that all efforts made by the program support a better and more sustainable future for all.



Community Fellows

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Carolne bundesman community fellows1Hello! I am Caroline Bundesman and I am the Graduate Assistant that works directly with Community Fellows program. I serve as a connection between local Community Partners and the resources that the ACT Foundation has to offer. I believe that strong community engagement can facilitate the evolution of personal and community transformation, well-being, and understanding.

I am a graduate of the University of Alabama with a major in Human Development and Family Studies and a minor in Addiction and Recovery Studies. As a graduate student in Marriage and Family Therapy Master’s Program at App State, I continue to promote personal health, healing, and creative expression in others.

Contact Community Fellows - If you want to be involved in the Community Fellows program or have questions, please email me at