More than 50 years after enrolling in college, Lenoir resident Patricia Ferguson Beane now has a diploma. Beane received an honorary bachelor’s degree during Appalachian State University’s Celebration of Integration held Oct. 2 on campus.
The ceremony, to be held in the Holmes Convocation Center, is designed to inform, educate and provide deserved recognition and acknowledgement to the historic integration at Appalachian The program will honor former students and faculty who played a role during this time.
Alumni who were African-American leaders while at Appalachian and part of the university’s early diversity efforts will be honored Oct. 2 at Appalachian and receive a Faces of Courage award during a Commemoration of Integration celebration.
The inaugural Willie C. Fleming Scholarship has been awarded to three freshmen at Appalachian State University—Troy Boyd of Stanley, Latanya Gordon of Fayetteville and Jasmine Henderson of Charlotte. Each has received a $1,000 scholarship.
For the past 43 years, Appalachian State University has been part of the federally funded Student Support Services Program (SSS) designed to help increase the number of low-income college students, first-generation students and those with disabilities successfully complete a postsecondary education.
How the life stories of colonized peoples reclaim and transform the humanities today and how they affect the multicultural landscape burgeoning in western North Carolina is the topic of the Third Annual Humanities Symposium.
Never take your college education for granted, students at Appalachian State University were told during fall convocation Sept. 3. That caveat was delivered by Ishmael Beah, author of the memoir “A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier,” which was selected for the university’s Common Reading Program this year.
Cernyak-Spatz, who is a professor emerita of German literature at UNC Charlotte, was born into a middle-class Jewish family in Vienna. In 1929, she moved with her family to Berlin, where they witnessed Hitler’s rise to power.
The choir was established in 2001 in Durban, the third-largest city in South Africa. The choir sings a variety of compositions, from Afro gospel, jazz and soul to traditional, indigenous music and opera.
Gene Nichol, the noted law professor and anti-poverty advocate, will speak at the Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts at Appalachian State University. His talk is titled “Poverty, Politics and Academic Freedom in North Carolina.”
Best-selling author and human rights activist Ishmael Beah will speak at Appalachian State University’s fall convocation. Beah is the author of “A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier,” which was the university’s common reading selection for 2015-16.