BOONE, N.C. — Student perspectives on what it is like to be a Mountaineer drive Appalachian State University’s account on Instagram — a social media platform for sharing photos and short videos.
This photo gallery reflects some of 2018’s most memorable posts related to why students love Appalachian.
How Appalachian’s Instagram takeover works
One student is selected to run Appalachian’s Instagram account for the entire week, from Monday morning until Sunday night. Students must apply and are selected based on their level of involvement on campus.
The posts show a broad range of student experiences from among Appalachian’s 17,381 undergraduates — their different hometowns, ages, academic majors, and various interests and activities — so prospective students can see how they, too, might fit in.
“The idea is that prospective students are able to scroll down Appalachian’s Instagram page and think, ‘That’s me. I want to be involved in those same ways as a student at App.’ It’s about showcasing the Appalachian Experience from the students’ perspectives,” said junior Chase Newmyer, a supply chain management and computer information systems double major and an intern with University Communications.
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About Appalachian State University
As the premier, public undergraduate institution in the state of North Carolina, Appalachian State University prepares students to lead purposeful lives as global citizens who understand and engage their responsibilities in creating a sustainable future for all. The 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 to embrace diversity and difference. Located in the Blue Ridge Mountains, Appalachian is one of 17 campuses in the University of North Carolina System. Appalachian enrolls more than 19,000 students, has a low student-to-faculty ratio and offers more than 150 undergraduate and graduate majors.
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