Thanks to a team from Appalachian State University, visitors at Moses H. Cone Memorial Park, located off the Blue Ridge Parkway, will have the opportunity to learn more about the history of the park’s Flat Top Manor.
Bayley Plummer wasn’t meant to sit behind a desk all day, so when the App State basketball star enrolled in Boone she quickly changed her major from accounting, her mother’s profession, to criminal justice, her grandfather’s passion.
The Rhododendron Society’s newest members — Appalachian alumni Dorothy “Dot” Case ’69, Chris Moody ’99 and Angela Quick ’91 — were inducted Friday, June 14, during a brunch held at Hound Ears Club in Boone.
Appalachian partnered with the National Park Service to produce a new documentary about the history of Flat Top Manor at Moses H. Cone Memorial Park. The film is now showing in the manor’s minitheater.
Father-son industrial technology grads John Leake ’77 and Jay Leake ’04 of York County, South Carolina, got a call from the White House to craft a wooden box to be delivered to the Queen of England by President Trump. The Appalachian alumni own and operate Leake Furniture Makers.
Solar barn installed at Horse Helpers of the High Country with energy grant from App State
May 28, 2019
The solar barn project at Horse Helpers of the High Country, which was partially funded by a 2018–19 Energy Efficient Grant through Appalachian and the Community Together (ACT), helps power the farm’s barn and fencing.
Alumnus James Holton ’15, a licensed electrician and senior crew leader for sustainable energy and automotive company Tesla, earned four promotions in his first two years in the fast-paced renewable industry.
Valle Crucis teacher Mitchell Wright was named Watauga County Schools district-wide Teacher of the Year. Wright teaches seventh and eighth grade students at Valle Crucis. He earned a bachelor’s degree in teaching from Appalachian State University as well as a master’s degree in middle school education with concentrations in language arts and social studies, according to Valle Crucis School.
Appalachian alumni Megan Holt-Smith ’15 ’16, John Kennedy ’16 and Emma Labovitz ’18, along with senior psychology major Caroline Webb, will use their Fulbright awards to study, conduct research and teach abroad during the 2019–20 academic year.