Graduates of the Appalachian Police Officer Development Program at App State — who are now employed with agencies across North Carolina — reflect on how the program prepared them to enter the workforce.
More than 50 App State faculty, staff and students rolled up their sleeves to volunteer at local nonprofit organizations during the university’s 2022 MLK Day of Service, Feb. 26. App State Community members have participated in this annual day of reflection, education and service for more than two decades.
The National Board for Professional Teaching Standards has ranked App State No. 1 in its “Top 50 Alma Maters by Total Number of NBCTs” list for the sixth consecutive year. App State leads the nation for the number of National Board Certified Teachers — 2,211.
App State’s Dr. Sonja Ardoin, Dr. James A. Bryant, Dr. Julie Hasson and Dr. Amy Milsom published books in 2021, which cover topics that include teaching careers, how educators shape their students’ lives, counseling techniques to prepare PreK-12 students for career and college success, and ways to support low-income and working-class students in higher education.
Spangler Distinguished Professor of Early Child Literacy is first named professorship in Reich College of Education
Feb. 16, 2022
A $2 million gift from the C.D. Spangler Foundation has established the Spangler Distinguished Professorship of Early Child Literacy at Appalachian State University, the first named professorship in App State’s Reich College of Education.
At App State’s Spring 2022 Faculty and Staff Meeting, Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor Heather Hulburt Norris highlighted the university’s shared governance, which ensures the university meets, and continues to meet, the educational needs of the citizens of North Carolina — and beyond.
Deadline for 2022–23 project applications is Feb. 21
Feb. 9, 2022
The Chancellor’s Innovation Scholars Program at App State marked its five-year anniversary in 2021, with more than $275,000 awarded to 30 project teams since its inception. Applications are now open to fund projects for the 2022–23 academic year.
App State’s Skip the Bag program supports sustainable shopping by providing Mountaineers with wooden nickels as an incentive to forgo single-use plastic bags for their purchases. The wooden tokens are converted to monetary contributions made to campus organizations.
Students’ and employers’ needs have changed as a result of the pandemic, and App State’s Career Development Center — now located in the heart of campus — has responded, enhancing its services to add more targeted career programming. Among the new offerings — remote service options and career initiatives focused on diversity and inclusion.
During the 2022 Chancellor’s Awards for Inclusive Excellence Luncheon, App State honored champions of inclusive excellence, including several faculty, staff and students from the university and a member of the local community.
Dr. Virginia Corrigan appointed as director of new 4-year program
Jan. 21, 2022
App State’s new Bachelor of Science in veterinary technology will prepare students for meaningful employment in the growing veterinary medical profession and lead to career advancement opportunities for those already working in the field.
MBA human resources concentration named among nation’s top 10
Jan. 21, 2022
The Princeton Review has named App State’s Walker College of Business in its “The Best Business Schools 2022” list, which recognizes U.S. schools with the best on-campus MBA degree programs. App State also offers its nationally recognized MBA through App State Online.
App State’s Digital Scholarship and Initiatives team has received the 2021 National Digital Stewardship Alliance Organization Excellence Award — an honor recognizing organizations nationwide that provide significant support, guidance, advocacy or leadership for the digital preservation community.
In her time at App State, senior Karolyn Martin has discovered new interests, mentored and educated others and developed skills that will help her in building her career. She is a communication studies major with a marketing minor and aspires to become a lawyer.