App State alumna and Allegheny College professor Dr. M. Soledad Caballero ’95 shares how her Appalachian Experience prepared her for a career in academia — and a lifetime love of literature. She is the author of the award-winning debut poetry collection “I Was a Bell.”
Chris Taylor ’09 ’11 — a Certified Ethical Hacker — teaches his students tricks of the trade, preparing them to earn the new cybersecurity concentration within the computer information systems degree program at App State.
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.