Take a look back at the many projects students, faculty and staff have completed alongside community partners through the years as part of the annual challenge honoring the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
A new initiative to reduce recidivism at the Watauga County jail is already receiving positive feedback, with one inmate calling it an “inspiration” and a “blessing” in a handwritten letter to Sheriff Len Hagaman. The letter was written to Hagaman in spring 2018 after an intern, Appalachian social work graduate student Mollie Mellishrencken, studied inmate recidivism — the cycle of coming in and out of incarceration on multiple occasions.
The Xerces Society has recognized Appalachian’s efforts to create a safe campus with sustainable habitats for pollinators by naming the university among its 61 national and eight North Carolina Bee Campuses.
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.
Hosting the first Sun Belt Conference Championship Game, App State won 30-19 against Louisiana to claim its third straight league title and earn an automatic bid to face a Conference USA team in the R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl on Dec. 15.
Each year, Appalachian’s Top of the Rock recipient is recognized for his or her outstanding achievements and contributions to the success of others. Rachel Gallardo, the 2018 recipient, is more than deserving of the honor.
Artese, from São Paulo, Brazil, is a member of the NouN Improv Comedy Troupe and Appalachian Student Ambassadors, as well as International Appalachian (INTAPP) and the Student Orientation Undergraduate Leader (SOUL) program.