Caroline McCrary, Science Teacher at Newton-Conover High School, was named the 2017 N-CCS Teacher of the Year at this year’s Staff of the Year Banquet. A graduate of the Teacher Education program at Appalachian State University, Caroline received both a Bachelors degree in Biology - Secondary Education and a Bachelors degree in Biology - Ecology and Evolutionary Sciences.
The Task Force on Appalachia is gathering leading experts from around the country and the Appalachia region for four separate roundtable discussions organized around these themes: education and the workforce; entrepreneurialism and job creation; energy and infrastructure; and rural health.
“For those who fight for it, freedom has a taste the protected will never know.” As Eric Gormly began the keynote address at the 2017 Memorial Day ceremony at Appalachian State University, he quoted these words, which he and his fellow U.S. Marines saw painted on the walls of their barracks at combat training.
Part of the NEH’s “Dialogues on the Experience of War” program, this grant project was developed by Dr. Valerie Wieskamp, Department of Communication; Dr. Lynn Searfoss, Department of English; and Dr. Clark Maddux, Watauga Residential College.
As Appalachian’s oldest and most academically competitive merit-based scholarship, the Chancellor’s Scholarship is designed for students with ambitious academic goals – those who seek graduate or professional post-baccalaureate degrees to become physicians, Ph.D. holders and more.
Book clubs have had resurgence ever since Oprah launched one 20 years ago, and a program at Appalachian State University that helps students with learning differences has adopted the format with great success. The program supports two clubs, one for faculty and one for students.
Raichle is both a teacher and researcher focusing primarily on renewable energy initiatives. In addition to securing numerous grants for the department, he received the 2013 Fine and Applied Arts Outstanding Teaching Award.
Sarah Beth Anderson of Boone, who is pursuing a Master of Arts degree in the clinical mental health counseling program at Appalachian State University, has received a scholarship that includes $8,000 to defray the costs of her education as well as training in the counseling of underserved rural populations.
Five teams, made up six students each, partnered with the following organizations: Western Youth Network; Children’s Hope Alliance/Grandfather Home; High Country Local First; Blood, Sweat and Gears; and Southern Appalachian Historical Association/Horn in the West.