App State will return to pre-pandemic operations for the Fall 2021 semester, with safety precautions in place. All students, faculty and staff should get vaccinated for COVID-19. Read the latest updates.
App State staff member David H. Cook and his wife, Christy M. Cook ’18, a faculty member in the Department of Marketing and Supply Chain Management, were selected by Chancellor Sheri Everts to lay a wreath at App State’s Veterans Memorial to commemorate Memorial Day — a day honoring those who have died in service to their country. The couple reflects on their careers in the U.S. Air Force and at App State.
To advance their careers, expand their knowledge or to explore new opportunities in the nursing field, registered nurses (RNs) are enrolling in App State’s online RN to BSN program to pursue their Bachelor of Science in nursing.
Retired App State associate professor Dr. Phoebe Pollitt shares details of her career in nursing, and the impact of the field, in this republished article from the May 2021 issue of Our State magazine. Over the course of her career, Pollitt has worked as a nurse, an educator and a historian of nursing.
App State’s Emily Hatem ’19 started her career with AmeriCorps and will soon head to graduate school with important lessons learned — including how to work with young people and how to stay flexible and adaptable.
App State student Tatum Schwartz found her major by taking an introductory course through the general education curriculum. Now she is excelling in sociology with plans for graduate school — she counts service-learning and undergraduate research among her most meaningful experiences.
Jesse Barber, a senior from Sawmills, combines his passion for photography, the environment, people and culture in his self-designed interdisciplinary studies major, focusing on documentary studies in Appalachia.
The climate science research of App State’s Dr. Baker Perry has inspired a 4-year-old science enthusiast in Brazil. In an email to Perry, the child’s father shared his son has become fascinated with Perry after watching a documentary on the 2019 National Geographic and Rolex Perpetual Planet Expedition to Mount Everest, in which Perry participated.
Appalachian State University alumna and adjunct instructor Denise Presnell ’93 ’17 has made it her mission to educate and inform the High Country about trauma, adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) and resiliency. In the process, she has engaged a village.
App State’s Dr. Gregory Perreault, assistant professor of multimedia journalism, has been awarded a 2020–21 Fulbright to teach and perform research at Austria’s University of Vienna this spring and summer. Through his research project, he is comparing the differences in journalistic values and practices between Austrian digital journalists and their American counterparts.
Justin Marks, a senior sustainable development major with a concentration in community, regional and global development, announced on national television he hopes to “save the world” — a plan playing out through his community engagement and service.
Q&A with Dr. Steven J. Hageman, professor of geology
April 8, 2021
Two-time Fulbright award recipient Dr. Steven J. Hageman talks about his love for teaching and researching geology at Appalachian State University and how he helps students become effective problem-solvers.
Alumna Marisa Sedlak ’14 ’20 has been recognized by the National Recreation and Park Association as one of the top 30 parks and recreation professionals under age 30 to watch in 2021. Learn how Sedlak’s Appalachian Experience — from mountains to mentors — helped prepare her for her role with Town of Beech Mountain’s Parks and Recreation Department.
Lynn Patterson ’89, university program specialist in App State's Belk Library and Information Commons, considers her relationships with students as an important part of her job. The alumna has mentored many students over her 30-year employment at the university.