BOONE, N.C.—Four first-year students at Appalachian State University have been awarded Fleming Scholarships for the 2017-18 academic year.
The scholarship recipients are Jonathan Winbush of Winston-Salem; Tamia Gowens of Greensboro; Ayah Hatcher of Raleigh; and Jordan Moore of Indian Trail.
The scholarship is named for Dr. Willie C. Fleming, Appalachian’s chief diversity officer. Fleming received both his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Appalachian. He served as director of minority affairs, a position which was later renamed director of multicultural student development. He was founder of the Appalachian Gospel Choir and Black Student Association and a founding member of the Black Faculty and Staff Association.
The scholarships cover full in-state tuition and fees and are renewable if academic requirements are met. Recipients of the Fleming Scholarship demonstrate a desire to promote cultural diversity and are from populations that are underrepresented on campus. The scholarships are open to all North Carolina first-year students. Students must apply for admission and complete the scholarship application by Nov. 15.
Winston-Salem, North Carolina
Greensboro, North Carolina
Raleigh, North Carolina
Indian Trail, North Carolina
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.