Take a look back at the many projects students, faculty and staff have completed alongside community partners through the years as part of the annual challenge honoring the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
This funding ensures that, for the 13th consecutive year, students in Watauga High School have access to the high-quality mental health services provided by Appalachian’s Assessment, Support, and Counseling Center.
Crystal Kelly ’00 ’09, Pritzker Fellow and Appalachian alumna, will direct efforts to build a coordinated, early childhood system and local financing stream for early childhood initiatives in Watauga County.
At Appalachian, Ryan Gillespie ’17 discovered a niche that blends his love of biking with his knowledge of sustainability initiatives — the electric bike. Now he owns Sol Mobil, an electric bike sales and service shop in Winston-Salem.
A new initiative to reduce recidivism at the Watauga County jail is already receiving positive feedback, with one inmate calling it an “inspiration” and a “blessing” in a handwritten letter to Sheriff Len Hagaman. The letter was written to Hagaman in spring 2018 after an intern, Appalachian social work graduate student Mollie Mellishrencken, studied inmate recidivism — the cycle of coming in and out of incarceration on multiple occasions.
There was a 2.2 magnitude earthquake west of Asheville earlier this week. According to the U.S. Geological Survey, it's the fourth small quake felt in the area in the past month. But Appalachian State University Geophysicist Scott Marshall says that's not really surprising. “Damaging earthquakes in the eastern U.S. are rare,” Marshall said. “Small earthquakes in the eastern U.S. are pretty common. Several hundred per year.”