Dr. Marty Meznar thinks so and believes the world is our classroom
July 25, 2013
Is it possible to assign value to a four-year education? We all have to make decisions about how to invest our limited funds. We all need food, shelter, clothing, transportation and have a host of other financial obligations. A college education is in a different category of expenses; it is discretionary. Potential students, and often their parents, must decide if the cost of college is a good investment. Will the immediate cost of the education be offset by greater success in the long run? If so, going to college becomes an economically rational choice.
The U.S. Small Business Administration stated in its 2013 newsletter that small businesses “significantly impact North Carolina’s economy.” They represent 98 percent of all employers and employ 47.8 percent of the private-sector labor force.
Completing a service-learning project at the Hospitality House of Boone, AIM High participants planted 24 pear and apple trees and constructed two raised garden beds for the shelter’s community garden.
The arts are an important aspect of Appalachian State University’s campus. The university hosts diverse and vibrant arts programs that enrich and preserve the cultural and intellectual climate of the campus and region – expanding students’ minds, deepening their understanding of the world and encouraging creative thinking.