App State alumna helps the medical community understand Appalachian culture

When Robyn Seamon ’11 ’18 enrolled at Appalachian State University to pursue a B.S. in nursing (RN–BSN) degree after years of working as a registered nurse, it was one of her general education courses that made the biggest impact on her life.

“I signed up for an intro course in Appalachian studies, just because I thought it’d be interesting,” Seamon shared. “My husband and I had lived in Valle Crucis for a few years, and we love the mountain culture and mountain music.”

Appalachian alumna Robyn Seamon ’11 ’18, who holds a B.S. in nursing and an M.S. in Appalachian studies from Appalachian. She owns Appalachian Healthcare Training and Consulting, through which she provides cultural sensitivity training to health care providers in the Southern Appalachian region. Photo submitted
Published: Jul 31, 2019 11:06am