For senior Amanda Buffa, her February day of class in Appalachian’s Reich College of Education started out as normal. Then, when one of her classmates collapsed and became unresponsive, her CPR skills were put to the test.
Army Capt. Joseph Callaghan, a training officer and instructor with Appalachian’s Department of Military Science and Leadership (ROTC), thanked all veterans at the annual ceremony held on Appalachian’s campus at the Veterans Memorial
A 21-year-old Appalachian State University student found a way to turn a stress-relieving hobby into a business in the area. Nina Halas, originally of Weddington, launched her new business Boone N’ Batter LLC in February with the help of the university’s Transportation Insight Center for Entrepreneurship.
Given a second chance, Ashley Carlton ’12 graduated with honors from Appalachian’s classroom-based distance learning elementary education program and is now an award-winning fifth-grade science teacher.
The bidding process — one in which Appalachian Athletics partnered closely with Auxiliary Services — led to PepsiCo Inc. winning pouring rights at Appalachian, including the exclusive right to sell at Kidd Brewer Stadium and elsewhere on campus.
Appalachian’s College of Arts and Sciences has named alumna Carmen Leigh Scoggins ’94 ’98, adjunct instructor of Spanish and foreign language methodology, the winner of its 2017–18 Outstanding Alumni Award.
Appalachian State University Chief Sustainability Officer Lee Ball applauded Cooper’s measures. “As a leader in sustainable initiatives for the state, ASU supports efforts to encourage the development and use of technology and products that are environmentally and economically advantageous for the citizens of North Carolina,” Lee said.
Recent surveys show that two-thirds of students at Appalachian face issues with food security while one in five people in Watauga county are food insecure. However, measures are being made by the community in order to alleviate some of these issues.
As part of the Carolina Geological Society’s 79th annual meeting, the geologists toured Appalachian’s Fred Webb Jr. Geology Laboratory, along with local businesses Vulcan Materials Boone Quarry and Sky Valley Zip Tours.
Allie Link, a senior communication, public relations major and one of five members of the Link family, credits her father, Appalachian alumnus Jeff Link ’90, for instilling her family with a love of Appalachian.