Appalachian juniors Amerity Head and Franklin Bogle, both English majors, were named winner and runner-up, respectively of the competition. Novelist and former Appalachian professor Abigail DeWitt judged this year’s competition.
Alumna and author Dr. Meredith McCarroll shares her interdisciplinary Appalachian Experience — on the page and the stage
March 29, 2019
McCarroll, director of writing and rhetoric at Bowdoin College and author of “Appalachian Reckoning,” said the balance between dance and English kept her “healthy and happy” while learning to be an educator at Appalachian.
Over the next four years, ECR Software Corporation (ECRS) will award $176,000 in total scholarship support to eight undergraduate and two graduate students in Appalachian’s Department of Computer Science.
Ross, a senior sustainable development major, traveled to Madagascar’s Anjanaharibe-Sud Special Reserve in November 2018, where he installed cameras as part of his independent study of the rainforest’s small carnivore inhabitants.
Seniors Nolan McDaniel, Holly Parsons and Gretchen Synk — all of whom are officers in the Gamma Nu Chapter of Tau Sigma at Appalachian — will use their scholarship funding for graduate school, study abroad and more.
First-year students Bailey Gardin, Hudson Miller, Cece Ramseur and Ashelyn Stevens are the recipients of Appalachian’s Dr. Willie C. Fleming Scholarship, which covers the students’ full in-state tuition and fees.
Appalachian alum Shohei Tsutsumi, of Osaka, Japan, exceled in the university’s Appalachian studies graduate program — receiving scholarships for studies on local music traditions, winning prizes at old-time music contests and more.
The scholarship is named in honor of John Weaver — the 1971 Appalachian alumnus who capped his 47-year coaching career at the university following the conclusion of the 2018 outdoor track and field season.