Meet the Officers



Anthony Corso


Anthony was born and raised in Milwaukee, WI before enlisting in the US Army. After 6 years of service, 3 of which was with Special Operations, Anthony was medically retired from Active Duty. He is now a sophomore at Appalachian State where he studies business marketing and political science. Most of his free time is spent working with non-profits in the area in an attempt to leave the community of Boone better then he found it. His passion and drive to help veterans succeed after their service has been a huge contributor to the success of the Student Veteran's Association and the campus as a whole.


Phillip Weiner


Phillip Weiner has been serving as the Secretary of the SVA since 2014. His duties include organizing and planning events, and logistics within the association. Phillip was born and raised in Chapel Hill, NC, and spent four years in the U.S. Navy after he graduated high school. After completing his bachelor's degree in Criminal Justice in 2016, Phillip continues to study at Appalachian in the Master of Public Administration program. 


Preston Myers


Preston is a junior at AppState majoring in Health Care Management. He is also a radiology technologist working on campus at Health Services. His service in the Army gave him the skillset necessary to be not only a detail oriented treasurer, but also one of this club's most ambitious leaders. Preston's humor and easy going mentality bring him down to earth and make him one of our most approachable officers of the club.

Public Relations

Charles Kariuki



Community Outreach

Brent Puckett


Originally from Elkin, N.C., Brent served in the U.S. Army, deploying to Afghanistan where he suffered major injuries while disabling an IED. For his bravery he was presented a Purple Heart. He is now a sophmore at Appalachian State and is majoring in Business Management. Brent is an integeral part to the SVA in creating and maintaining relationships with the community and organizing outreach efforts to better support veterans both on and off campus.


Eric Gormly

Coordinator of Student Veteran Services

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