Amanda Merritt
  • Amanda Merritt
  • Director of Admissions

  • Email:
  • Phone: 828.898.8772
  • Office: Chaffee Center, Admissions Office
  • Department: Admissions


BSBA, Appalachian State University

Personal Interests

I went to high school in Raleigh, NC but was born in the mountains and returned to earn my degree in Hospitality Management. My favorite thing about the Banner Elk area is that you can be adventurous when you want but take a step back and relax when you need to. I enjoy hiking, traveling, cheering on my fellow bobcats and as a self proclaimed foodie, I love cooking and exploring all of the delicious local food options. If I had to offer a piece of advise to a rising college student, it would be to never stop exploring. Make as many new friends as possible. Join a student club, or even take on a leadership role. High school is behind you, and those things no longer define you. Make time to find yourself and try new things in college.