China, Ethiopia, Poland and Austria are the upcoming destinations for four professors at Appalachian State University. Each has received a Fulbright award to teach and/or conduct research at their host institution.
The Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina Institute for Health and Human Services (IHHS) at Appalachian State University announces the High Country Triple Crown, a series of three challenging and fun races covering beautiful mountain terrain.
Through the SECU Internship Program, State Employees’ Credit Union (SECU) members though the SECU Foundation, will provide Appalachian, East Carolina University and UNC Pembroke up to $100,000 to support paid internships for as many as 20 qualifying in-state undergraduates from each university.
Delta Zeta Sorority’s Lambda Phi chapter recently sponsored its 9th annual Turtle Trot 5K, The event drew more than 300 runners and raised $4,738.40 to support the Charles E. and Geneva S. Scott Scottish Rite Communication Disorders Clinic at Appalachian State University.
Andrew D. Bennett of Cary has won the Truman Capote Literary Trust Scholarship for Creative Writing (prose) for 2015-16. Bennett is a junior at Appalachian State University majoring in English with a concentration in creative writing. His first place award is $3,420.
Through well-established traditions of investing in teacher education, the SECU Foundation and Appalachian State University are working together to bring a new rural teacher education scholarship program to Western North Carolina and the Appalachian region – the SECU Appalachian Partnership.
While part of the research team is studying living echinoderms, such as starfish, brittle stars, sea urchins, sea cucumbers and sea lilies, Waters, White and Nguyen are part of a larger research team studying fossil echinoderms including blastoids.
The day-long fund drive was held last year to generate pride in Appalachian, increase the alumni participation rate and raise support for The Appalachian Fund, the university’s unrestricted annual fund.
It was a true Polar Plunge Thursday with 162 plungers braving snow and a 34-degree water temperature to raise more than $7,300 for Special Olympics athletes in Watauga County during the 17th annual Polar Plunge at Appalachian State University’s duck pond.