The junior criminal justice-international studies major is a member of the first class of Appalachian’s two-year Police Officer Development Program, which was created to equip Appalachian students with the knowledge, skills and training to become law enforcement officers.
A winter storm dumped 16–20 inches of snow on campus and the surrounding areas, causing meteorologists to consult the record books and students to break out their sleds and snowboards. Campus fared well and is digging out.
An Appalachian State University student’s action performing CPR on an unresponsive classmate this February has earned her the American Red Cross’ highest award, the Certificate of Merit. Amanda Buffa, a senior special education major from New Bern, received the award during a ceremony Monday, Nov. 12, in the Plemmons Student Union Solarium on campus.
The American Red Cross, Appalachian State University students and representatives of the Boone Fire Department teamed up with the goal of visiting 167 households in two mobile home communities. They were to install free, 10-year life smoke alarms. Toys and disaster activity books were also distributed to the children.
For senior Amanda Buffa, her February day of class in Appalachian’s Reich College of Education started out as normal. Then, when one of her classmates collapsed and became unresponsive, her CPR skills were put to the test.
For North Carolina native and Appalachian alumnus Brock Long ’97 ’99, Hurricane Florence is personal. Long, who grew up in Newton, was 14 in 1989 the night Hurricane Hugo swept in, toppling trees and damaging buildings.
According to Chancellor Sheri Everts, Appalachian’s Emergency Management, Physical Plant, Food Services, Housing, Parking and Traffic, and many other campus units are preparing for the potential impacts of severe winds and rain.