Appalachian State University leads in creating a world where environmental, societal, and economic qualities exist in balance to meet the resource needs of today and of future generations. Our community of students, faculty and staff continually advance our understanding, capabilities and practices in this vital journey. As an institution of higher learning, we lead and educate by example, inspiring new generations prepared to share this knowledge, ingenuity and passion.
About Appalachian State University
Appalachian State University, in North Carolina’s Blue Ridge Mountains, prepares students to lead purposeful lives as global citizens who understand and engage their responsibilities in creating a sustainable future for all. The transformational Appalachian experience promotes a spirit of inclusion that brings people together in inspiring ways to acquire and create knowledge, to grow holistically, to act with passion and determination, and embrace diversity and difference. As one of 17 campuses in the University of North Carolina System, Appalachian enrolls about 19,000 students, has a low student-to-faculty ratio and offers more than 150 undergraduate and graduate majors.
Dr. Shea Tuberty: We are really pushing our students to think about things from a local to global standpoint and I enjoy teaching those classes it certainly cements everything that I believe in …that I think’s important. I’m passionate about sustainability. I’m passionate about fresh water and protecting it. When you’ve got…you know…the number of faculty that we do living that sustainable life and demonstrating to our students, they realize it’s not just something we’re saying in the classroom and it’s in everything we do here. It’s part of who we are.