Four first-year students have been awarded full in-state tuition to App State through the university’s Dr. Willie C. Fleming Scholarship — a merit-based scholarship designed to support students from underrepresented populations.
The 10 first-year students accepted into App State’s Diversity Scholars Program were recognized for their demonstrated leadership potential, academic achievement and willingness to create positive change, along with a commitment to the principles of diversity.
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.
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.
First-generation student and Wilson Scholar Nataly Jimenez, a senior majoring in sociology-criminology, deviance and law, aspires to become an immigration lawyer — a goal inspired by watching her own immigrant family encounter hardships.
App State announces a record-breaking enrollment of 20,641 students in fall 2021 — the largest enrollment to date — which includes historic numbers of first-year and underrepresented students. The 3.1% increase in overall enrollment supports the university’s continued slow and steady growth since 2014.
The Alliance for Research on Regional Colleges (ARRC) is now housed in App State’s Reich College of Education. The move to App State signals ARRC’s continued growth as the leading research organization focused on regional colleges, according to executive director Dr. Andrew Koricich.
Women faculty in the field of information technology are set to benefit from ImPACT IT — a three-year research project aimed at removing barriers to women’s advancement to full professor. App State professor Dr. Lakshmi Iyer is partnering with four other women IT faculty on the project, which is supported by a nearly $1 million National Science Foundation ADVANCE grant.
App State alumna and Allegheny College professor Dr. M. Soledad Caballero ’95 shares how her Appalachian Experience prepared her for a career in academia — and a lifetime love of literature. She is the author of the award-winning debut poetry collection “I Was a Bell.”
Dr. Tracie McLemore Salinas, mathematical sciences professor and director of the Mathematics and Science Education Center at Appalachian State, is interviewed about TEAMS (Teaching for Equity in Appalachia in Mathematics and Science), which is funded by the National Science Foundation's Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program.
App State staff member David H. Cook and his wife, Christy M. Cook ’18, a faculty member in the Department of Marketing and Supply Chain Management, were selected by Chancellor Sheri Everts to lay a wreath at App State’s Veterans Memorial to commemorate Memorial Day — a day honoring those who have died in service to their country. The couple reflects on their careers in the U.S. Air Force and at App State.
App State is among more than 70 national and international higher education institutions that have joined the Universities Studying Slavery consortium. Participating schools collaborate to address historical and contemporary issues around race and inequality in higher education and campus communities.
Jamie Parson, J.D., assistant professor in the Department of Finance, Banking and Insurance at App State, has been named interim chief diversity officer for the university. Her new position becomes effective May 10.