App State has partnered with Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools as part of the Wallace Foundation’s Equity-Centered Pipeline Initiative — a five-year, $102 million endeavor to prepare school leaders who are capable of advancing the district’s vision of equity in education.
App State has partnered with the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy to offer an Early Assurance Program (EAP) for currently enrolled and incoming App State students with an interest in pursuing a Doctor of Pharmacy. The first class of App State EAP students will begin the Pharm.D. program in fall 2022.
Benefactor Chris Petti has pledged $500,000 to be applied toward a $1 million challenge gift from Nancy and Neil Schaffel, in support of the endowment fund for An Appalachian Summer Festival — Appalachian State University’s annual celebration of the performing and visual arts.
App State observed Veterans Day 2021 with remarks by Chancellor Sheri Everts, Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs J.J. Brown and special guest Barbara Ashley, an entrepreneur and military spouse who is married to App State alumnus Lt. Gen. (Ret.) Robert “Bob” Ashley.
App Builds a Home held a Nov. 6 groundbreaking ceremony for its third build in partnership with Watauga County Habitat for Humanity. Fundraising for the project is off to a strong start with a $20,000 matching grant from State Farm.
For Mountaineer alumni, students, faculty, staff and friends, App State Homecoming 2021 represented not only an annual return to Boone, but also a return to traditional in-person gatherings and activities.
Ghouls, ghosts and goblins gathered on App State’s campus — and virtually — Oct. 16 for the 11th annual Spooky Duke Race and Costume Contest. The event raised more than $25,000 to benefit App State’s Parent to Parent Family Support Network-High Country, which assists regional families who have children with special needs.
This spring and summer, 16 App State students served their local and regional communities as participants in the State Employees’ Credit Union (SECU) Public Fellows Intern Program. The program, funded by the SECU Foundation, is designed to help students develop their professional skills as they work with leaders of community-based businesses, nonprofits or government agencies.
App State celebrated its history and traditions during the fourth annual Founders Day, Sept. 17. The day’s events included a Bell Ringers Society ceremony and a lecture and tour of the historic Boone Cemetery, along with AppalFest on Sanford Mall.
Free COVID-19 vaccines will be administered from a FEMA mobile unit on the App State campus starting Sunday, Sept. 19, through Wednesday, Sept. 22. Pfizer, Moderna and Janssen vaccines will be available for the campus and High Country communities.
As a senior at App State, Carter Blue ’20 delved into intimate partner violence in her senior thesis. Now this honors graduate applies her B.S. in sociology-social inequities to advocate for domestic violence survivors at OASIS in Watauga and Avery counties.