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.
Bathanti, professor of creative writing and the McFarlane Family Distinguished Professor of Interdisciplinary Education at Appalachian, was recognized for his work to preserve and promote Appalachian culture.
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.
Professional experiences from Boone to New York City — including working in Appalachian’s Robert F. Gilley Recording Studio and interning at audio postproduction studio Big Yellow Duck — prepare junior Ryan Dozer for success in the music industry.
For the past 34 years, An Appalachian Summer Festival has brought renowned creative and performing artists to the High Country. This year’s lineup includes Patti LaBelle, The Temptations, the Punch Brothers and others.
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.
As part of the award, D. Jason Miller, associate professor in Appalachian’s Department of Sustainable Technology and the Built Environment, will receive a $12,500 cash prize and a commemorative bronze medallion.
Appalachian juniors Amerity Head and Franklin Bogle, both English majors, were named winner and runner-up, respectively of the competition. Novelist and former Appalachian professor Abigail DeWitt judged this year’s competition.