For North Carolina native and Appalachian alumnus Brock Long ’97 ’99, Hurricane Florence is personal. Long, who grew up in Newton, was 14 in 1989 the night Hurricane Hugo swept in, toppling trees and damaging buildings.
The scholarship is named in honor of John Weaver — the 1971 Appalachian alumnus who capped his 47-year coaching career at the university following the conclusion of the 2018 outdoor track and field season.
Appalachian alumnae preserve history through National Park Service internships
June 13, 2018
Appalachian alumnae Cala Castleberry and Hayley Wynn put the hands-on training and education they received in Appalachian’s Anthropology (BS) – Archaeology degree program to use during back-to-back National Park Service internships.
A public relations major with triple minors, Appalachian alumna Kiley Coster stresses the importance of being involved as she prepares for graduate school at the University of Tennessee in pursuit of a career in student affairs.
Appalachian alumna Dani Iris ’18 is one of 10 students nationwide to receive a Windgate Fellowship from the Center for Craft in Asheville, North Carolina. Iris is the first Appalachian student to be awarded the prestigious fellowship.
As part of her SECU Public Service Fellow Internship, Staci Hunter ’18 — a recent graduate of Appalachian’s criminal justice program — interned at the Wilkes County Sheriff’s Office during spring 2018.