New River Light and Power was recognized for its achievements in all five award categories: communicating the value of public power, grid modernization, continuous improvement, workforce development and wholesale power cost.
Appalachian’s incoming first-year students in fall 2019 will take part in the university’s Common Reading Program by collectively reading Bryan Stevenson’s nonfiction book “Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption.”
Over the next four years, ECR Software Corporation (ECRS) will award $176,000 in total scholarship support to eight undergraduate and two graduate students in Appalachian’s Department of Computer Science.
Appalachian alumnus Patrick Setzer ’90 ’98 will assume his new role April 1. Setzer, who has been employed at Appalachian since 1990, has served as executive director of alumni affairs for Appalachian since 2010.
The inaugural “Careers for Impact” event on Appalachian’s campus introduced students to regional nonprofit organizations and Certified B Corporations — a type of business that balances purpose and profit, working for the greater good.
Drs. Dawn Hollis, Jon Mathieu and Gilles Rudaz — three international academics in mountain studies — are the keynote speakers for the symposium and will present their research alongside Appalachian students, faculty and staff.
Ross, a senior sustainable development major, traveled to Madagascar’s Anjanaharibe-Sud Special Reserve in November 2018, where he installed cameras as part of his independent study of the rainforest’s small carnivore inhabitants.
Reciprocal Exchange Award recipients Drs. Jesse Lutabingwa, Brian MacHarg, Suzi Mills and Chishimba Nathan Mowa will travel to sub-Saharan African countries this spring to implement four separate projects alongside Mandela Washington Fellowship alumni.
Seniors Nolan McDaniel, Holly Parsons and Gretchen Synk — all of whom are officers in the Gamma Nu Chapter of Tau Sigma at Appalachian — will use their scholarship funding for graduate school, study abroad and more.
This is the fourth year Appalachian will host 25 of Africa’s emerging civic leaders — ages 25–35 — for a six-week Leadership Institute that includes volunteer service opportunities, visits with state and local government officials, and more.