Appalachian, a participant in the College STAR (Supporting Transition Access and Retention) project, will continue to support students with learning differences through grant funding from East Carolina University.
Over the last few decades, the United States’ relationship with Iraq has been tense, to say the least. But 6,000 miles away in Boone, N.C., bridges of understanding are being built in the world of academics.
More than 60 years after it went bankrupt, sold off its campus near Asheville and formally dissolved, Black Mountain College exerts an enduring influence on art and education in the U.S. and abroad. Appalachian State University is celebrating that legacy this spring with a series of events and programs centering on Black Mountain’s history and some of the people who taught, studied and made art there.
Appalachian junior Sope Kahn, a gender, women’s and sexuality studies major, is the recipient of the 2017-18 Frances Holland Black Scholarship. In March, Kahn participated in the Southeastern Women’s Studies Association Conference.
Appalachian State University’s Jenna Willis is one of 33 master’s-level addictions counseling students selected to participate in the NBCC Foundation’s Minority Fellowship Program for Addictions Counselors.
Nancy Contreras-Quinteros, Bethany Brotherton and Carly Peggs have received a Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship and will study abroad in summer 2018. Lindsey Abdelfattah has been named as an alternate for the scholarship.
Brig. Gen. John R. Evans Jr.’s last day at the helm of U.S. Army Special Operations Aviation Command was Thursday. A Greensboro-native who attended Appalachian State University, Evans said Fort Bragg has been special to him since he attended ROTC summer camps here while in college.
Appalachian’s Upward Bound program will continue to provide academic support to students of Alleghany County, Ashe County, Avery County, Watauga County, Freedom and West Wilkes High schools thanks to federal funding.
Appalachian’s Joseph Gonzalez, associate professor in the Department of Cultural, Gender and Global Studies, receives UNC Board of Governors award established to both emphasize the importance of and support excellence in teaching.
A graduate of Appalachian’s Psychology (BS) – Business degree program, Rosemary Pierce-Messick now works for a startup in India focused on reducing pollution and poverty by improving the public transport system.