Top 5 Features and News Stories of 2013

Top Five Features of 2013

  • Farm Therapy
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    Alumnus uses his love of farming as therapy

    Six years ago, Appalachian State University alumnus Cory Bryk traded in his camouflage military uniform for a white T-shirt, jeans, suspenders and straw hat; his combat boots for knee-high rubber waders; and his M-16 rifle for a collection of garden tools.

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  • Eric Church
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    Country singer Eric Church

    A 2000 graduate of Appalachian, Eric Church won Album of the Year from the Country Music Association and Song of the Year from the American Country Awards in 2012. The country star grew up in Granite Falls, N.C., about 40 miles from his alma mater.

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  • New Student Union
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    New student union addition

    Togetherness and sustainability are important values at Appalachian State University. Plemmons Student Union’s new addition reflects that.

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  • Alumni Honors
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    Five alumni honored by Appalachian Alumni Association

    What do a young married couple, former math teacher, university president and an Army commanding officer all have in common?

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  • Patterson Scholarship
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    Patterson Scholarship makes a difference

    Sixteen education majors at Appalachian might consider author James Patterson their guardian angel.

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Top Five News Items of 2013

  • May Commencement 2013
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    Appalachian’s commencement ceremonies held May 10-12

    Spring commencement was held May 10-12 with the university’s colleges and schools holding individual ceremonies over the three days.

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  • Gallien named Dean
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    Gallien named dean of Appalachian’s Reich College of Education

    Former dean of the School of Education and Human Services at Oakland University in Michigan, Dr. Louis B. Gallien Jr. was named dean of the Reich College of Education at Appalachian State University. He began his new duties July 1.

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  • Princeton Review Southeast Colleges
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    Appalachian listed among The Princeton Review’s “Best in the Southeast”

    Appalachian was among 138 colleges included in The Princeton Review’s “Best in the Southeast” section of its website feature “2014 Best Colleges: Region by Region” released in August.

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  • Brad and Carol Wilson
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    Alumni pledge $3 million to Appalachian

    Brad and Carole Wilson of Raleigh pledged $3 million to the Campaign for Appalachian, the largest commitment made to the university by alumni.

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  • Wake Forest Partnership
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    New Initiative Addresses Physician Assistant Shortage in Underserved Areas throughout the State

    Appalachian State University and Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center announced in August plans to expand the physician assistant (PA) program at the Wake Forest School of Medicine to Appalachian’s campus.

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