On July 18, recognized as Mandela Day, 25 young African leaders in Appalachian’s 2019 Mandela Washington Fellowship Institute engaged with the High Country community by volunteering their time, energy and knowledge at three regional nonprofits.
Using their Gilman awards, Appalachian undergraduate students Raine Lo, Javon Nathaniel, Kevin Garcia Bautista and Sara Sallam will study abroad during the 2019–20 academic year, traveling to such countries as Germany, England, Japan and Belgium.
This summer, cellular/molecular biology major and ACCESS Scholar Andy Mendoza is using the research chops he’s gained at Appalachian as a biostatistics and computational biology intern at the National Institute of Environmental Sciences in Research Triangle Park.
The Diversity Scholarship is given to students who have demonstrated leadership potential, academic achievement, a willingness to create positive change and a commitment to the principles of diversity.
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.
The three-week 2019 Camp GOTR will offer rising third through fifth grade girls the opportunity to develop self-confidence and learn various life skills through physical activity, group games, interactive workshops and individual reflection.