• Alumnus Kemal Atkins’ family put education first, now higher education is his top priority
    October 6, 2016

    Alumnus Kemal Atkins’ family put education first. He has made a career of helping students find a place in higher education.

  • Game not over: Mountaineer athletes discover international opportunities to play on
    October 6, 2016

    Global opportunities for work are not limited to the business world. Appalachian State University athlete alumni find ways to play and learn in countries and leagues worldwide.

  • Susan M. Branch ’99
    Distinguished Young Alumna
    October 6, 2016

    According to Branch, a successful attorney who serves on the university’s Board of Trustees, “I took advantage of everything Appalachian had to offer.”

  • Appalachian’s first health care provider, Nurse Mary S. Shook
    Generations of Appalachian students received care from this founding member of the Student Health Association of North Carolina. The university's M.S. Shook Health Service is named for her.
    October 3, 2016

    Generations of students turned to M.S. Shook Health Service’s namesake ‘Nurse Shook’ for care – through flu, sports injuries, homesickness and more.

  • Recollections of Boone from Nurse Mary S. Shook’s niece
    October 3, 2016

    Alumna Betty S. Telford shares memories of Boone, Appalachian State University and her aunt, Nurse Mary S. Shook.

  • Appalachian State University professor Joseph Bathanti receives the North Carolina Award for Literature
    September 24, 2016

    Appalachian’s Joseph Bathanti, professor of creative writing and poet, novelist and essayist, receives the North Carolina Award for Literature.

  • Fulbright Scholar from Appalachian reflects on political unrest in Ethiopia
    September 16, 2016

    Does studying abroad change the way we respond to world news? Fulbright Scholar Dr. Vachel Miller reflects on his yearlong experience in Ethiopia as violence embroils his host city.

  • Vachel Miller, Faculty Member of Distinction
    Reich College of Education
    Associate Professor, Leadership and Educational Studies
    September 16, 2016

    As a 2015-16 Fulbright Scholar, Appalachian’s Dr. Vachel Miller influenced the training of future educators at Ethiopia’s Bahir Dar University (BDU).

  • Preparing for Appalachian’s future
    The Chancellor’s Academic Leadership Development Program graduated its inaugural class of nine participants. A class of 14 more individuals is already underway in 2016-17.
    September 14, 2016

    The Chancellor’s Academic Leadership Development Program graduated its inaugural class of nine participants. A class of 14 more individuals is already underway in 2016-17.

  • Keeping students safe
    Wellness and Prevention Services makes strategic partnership with Jed Foundation Campus Program
    August 30, 2016

    Appalachian institutes a program to assess and enhance mental health, substance abuse and suicide prevention programming.

  • Walker College of Business hosts Business for Good
    Sustainable business leaders share local/global practices at zero waste event
    August 26, 2016

    Do business for good. Speakers share sustainable business practice theories and applications in the High Country and the world.

  • Oncology nurse Adams ’14 returns to serve Boone
    Running her own show
    August 25, 2016

    ACCESS alumna Hannah Sheets Adams ’14 joins Watauga Medical Center’s radiation oncology department. “Giving my patients my all is a big deal to me.”

  • Six students honored with Wilson Scholarship
    They are ‘passionate about service’ and ‘dedicated to understanding the world around them’
    August 24, 2016

    Six incoming students earned the Wilson Scholarship this year, Appalachian’s most prestigious merit-based scholarship. Selected on academic achievements, service and leadership, these students are passionately engaged!

  • Racing the Sun
    An Appalachian team seeks to change the future of transportation with a solar race car
    August 17, 2016

    Take a dozen Appalachian students, three passionate faculty and an institutional commitment to sustainability and you get a race car powered by the sun that wins third place in a three-day track race and places sixth in a cross-country race lasting eight days and nearly 2,000 miles. You get innovations in sustainable technology. And, you get a roadmap to the car of the future.

  • Racing the Sun: History of Apperion
    August 17, 2016

    How does a group of students end up building a solar car and entering it in an international, collegiate competition? It began with Dan Blakeley, an Army Ranger who was looking to the future, and who would become the leader of Team Sunergy. Inspired to build a solar car by his sustainable transportation instructor, Blakeley found funding and academic support to convert a golf cart from gas to solar power, build a race car prototype, and learn from everyone and every opportunity he could find.