The Girl Who Does It All: Meet Kristin Agee

Kristin Agee really does do it all. She is a member of App State’s PanHellenic Council where she serves as the Vice President of Community Relations. Through this position, helps the Greek women at Appalachian foster positive relationships on campus and within the High Country community and strives to serve our community by means of volunteerism. During her term, she will focus her efforts on reaching out to non-profit organizations, elementary schools, and the local police department.

One of the new programs she initiated this year is called “PHC adopt-a-school.” This program focuses on providing one school in Watauga County with support through donations of school supplies, tutors, and volunteers to help with after school activities. It will provide students, faculty, and staff members with resources they need throughout the spring and fall semesters of 2016. Because this program only benefits one school in Watauga County, the PanHellenic Council was able to vote on the school they wished to support. Kristin was very happy to announce that Bethel Elementary has been chosen as the PHC adopt-a-school this year!

Another exciting thing to look out for this year is a combined PHC, IFC, and NPHC service project. At the beginning of the year, the president of the National PanHellenic Council, Matthew Helton, suggested that all three Greek councils participate in a combined service event. In support of Helton’s idea, the IFC Vice President of Community Relations, Joe Wilkes, the Vice President of NPHC, Jaelyn Felder, and PHC’s Vice President of Community Relations, Kristin Agee, agreed that they would do everything in their power to help all three Greek councils stand united. “The Greek councils have formed an extremely cohesive community, a community that is ready to learn, grow, and serve as one. Together we are going to make a difference in the Greek community, by working together to serve others selflessly,” said Kristin.  

Although serving on PanHellenic Council is a huge responsibility, Kristin somehow finds the time to participate in other extremely important on- and off-campus activities. She is a member of The National Student Speech Hearing Language Association, American Sign Language Club, Autism Speaks U, Emerging Leaders, and the National Society of Collegiate Scholars. She is also a sister of Sigma Kappa, which is the organization that has afforded her the opportunity to experience friendship and personal growth. Off campus, she is a Sunday school teacher for preschoolers at Boone United Methodist Church.

The drive for most of Kristin’s extra curricular activities is her passion for her major. She is a Communication sciences and disorders major with a psychology minor. She hopes to pursue a career in speech language pathology. Her mother is a speech pathologist, which has given her the opportunity to witness first-hand the impact that those professionals make in the lives of others. “I chose this major because I knew I would be immersed in a profession where my efforts would be focused on helping others reach their potential,” said Kristin.  

When Kristin graduates from Appalachian, she hopes to attend graduate school to receive a degree in speech language pathology. It has always been a dream of hers to open her own private practice.

As if all of this wasn’t enough to make you fall in love with Kristin Agee, she has also done a tremendous amount of mission work. 

“Growing up, I have served with Carolina Cross Connection, an organization that serves others in Western North Carolina. My favorite mission experience includes participating in the Homeless Outreach Mission Experience; a mission trip that focuses on serving the unhoused population in Asheville. This experience challenged a lot of my preconceived notions of the unhoused population and allowed me to form new friendships with individuals whom I never expected to connect with.  I have always had a passion for building and fostering positive relationships within my community, and I believe this passion is something that will translate into my work as Vice President of Community Relations.”

Kristin’s life motto is a quote made by Thomas Odem Jr. that states, “If the essence of my being has caused a smile to have appeared upon your face or a touch of joy within your heart, then in living I have made my mark”. 

“I hope that when I am older, I will be able to look back to see the positive impact my efforts and vocation have had in the lives of others,” said Kristin.