A total of 1,205 undergraduate students and 191 graduate students received degrees during Appalachian State University’s Fall 2016 Commencement, which was held in two ceremonies Dec. 10. Students provided the keynote addresses. Making a positive difference in the lives of others was a recurring theme in their remarks.
Chancellor Sheri N. Everts said, “Students come to this special place, continue to develop and grow into amazing individuals who go on to touch hundreds and thousands of lives through their professions, civic engagement and service.”
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.