NCS Team

Dr. Scott Collier

(828) 262-7145
Faculty Director
Health and Exercise Science
Professor, PhD, Cardiovascular Exercise Science, Graduate Faculty

Johnna Reisner

(828) 262-8116
Assistant Director
Office of Nationally Competitive Scholarships

Sierra Laricchiuti

Graduate Assistant

Our office works in partnership with faculty and staff throughout campus to help support our candidates in their application process. Our stellar campus advisors partner with our office for outreach and recruitment, help students navigate the application process, and participate in our interview panels. Throughout the application process students will be paired with at least one of our campus advisors. Below is a list of campus advisors that consistently partner with our program, but it is not an exhaustive list. If you are interested in becoming a campus advisor please contact Johnna Reisner at

Thank you to all of our campus advisors for all the time and support you give our students!

NCS Advisors

Dr. Jefford Vahlbusch

Fulbright Program Advisor
Honors College

Chrissie Faupel

Gilman Campus Advisor
Office of International Education and Development
Director, Education Abroad

Dr. Scott Collier

Goldwater Campus Advisor
Health and Exercise Science