BOONE, N.C. — From the world’s tallest peak to rural communities around the corner, Appalachian State University celebrated its 120th year of educational leadership with continued excellence in teaching, scholarship and service.
And, how about those Mountaineers? App State's record-breaking athletics successes included football’s No. 20 ranking, wins over two Power 5 programs, a fourth consecutive conference championship and a fifth-straight bowl game win, as well as conference-pacing GPAs and graduation rates.
Revisit key moments in this landmark year — from Dr. Baker Perry’s research with National Geographic atop Mount Everest to install the world’s highest weather stations, to improved academic excellence at the Appalachian Academy at Middle Fork, a partnership with Habitat for Humanity, campus’s growing infrastructure and football’s winning season.
Jan. 9, 2019
Appalachian has topped the National Board for Professional Teaching Standard’s list of schools with the highest number of National Board Certified Teachers for the third consecutive year.
Feb. 15, 2019
With four Fulbright Scholars, Appalachian ties with College of Charleston for the highest number of people receiving the prestigious honor in 2018–19, among master’s institutions.
Feb. 15, 2019
The official signing is part of the multiphase, $191 million housing project that will replace seven residence halls.
April 12, 2019
Apperion is one of more than 50 exhibits included in the expo, which showcases the state’s newest advancements in various technologies and scientific disciplines.
June 14, 2019
Dr. Baker Perry and Dr. Anton Seimon were part of a multidisciplinary expedition that installed the world’s two highest weather stations (at 8,430 meters and 7,945 meters), examined soil samples and glacial lakes to better understand the range of life surviving on Earth’s highest peaks, and more.
July 25, 2019
Appalachian State University’s Police Department was recognized as the Law Enforcement Agency of the Year by the North Carolina Police Executives Association for its Appalachian Police Officer Development Program.
Sep. 26, 2019
App Builds a Home takes shape as 200-plus volunteers turn out for two days of construction. The Habitat home, built in partnership with Watauga County Habitat for Humanity, is located in Boone’s GreenWood subdivision and will be inhabited by the Barker family.
Sep. 5, 2019
This year marked the second annual Founders Day celebration. It included dedication of Lillie Shull Dougherty’s statue, ringing of the Founders Bell and more.
Sep. 10, 2019
App State announces new test scores for the Academy at Middle Fork that show significant progress over the past year.
Appalachian State University Athletics
Dec. 22, 2019
Make it a perfect five for five by App State's quintet of fifth-year seniors. Whether the 20th-ranked Mountaineers were putting the ball in the air or scooping it off the turf, they extended their record-setting bowl streak and capped a record-setting season with a 31-17 win against UAB in the R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl on Saturday night.
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Dec. 21, 2018
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Dec. 20, 2017
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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 20,000 students, has a low student-to-faculty ratio and offers more than 150 undergraduate and graduate majors.