At Appalachian, we promote a spirit of inclusion that inspires students, faculty and staff to form relationships well beyond graduation. Our students and alumni think critically and understand the responsibilities of community engagement.
Appalachian’s identity is built on the university’s tradition. Since inception, the university has had one vision – putting students first by providing access to a quality education. Conceived by the Dougherty brothers over a century ago, this vision has been built upon by each successive chancellor. This tradition is important to me, and I have worked to honor it by working with the entire Appalachian Community to continue building upon our distinctive identity and core values.
Appalachian’s outlook has always been promising and moving ever forward. This is because its focus is squarely on the students who come to this special place to learn, grow and prepare for leadership. Because students are our focus, I’d like to share just a few accolades garnered by our students in recent months:
- Students Elizabeth Hundley, Megan Everhart and Kaitlyn Hutchens have been named SOURCE Awards winners for their conceptual lighting design projects in power management company Eaton’s 39th annual lighting design competition. This marks the third year in a row a student from the university has taken home the top honor, and the second year all three winners have been Appalachian students. Read more
- Students enrolled in Principles of Fund Raising, an upper-level class within the school’s nonprofit management minor, raised over $12,000 for High Country nonprofits during the spring semester. Read more
- Joshua Whitehead has been selected as the 2016-17 winner of Appalachian State University’s Truman Capote Literary Trust Award for Creative Writing. He is a rising senior majoring in English with a concentration in creative writing and a minor in theatre arts. Read more
- Sixty-one Appalachian State University undergraduates representing 25 different academic departments presented their research at the 30th Annual National Conference on Undergraduate Research at UNC Asheville. Read more
- Two-hundred and twenty-two students were named to the athletics department's academic honor roll for the 2016 spring semester. Those honored included 143 student-athletes and 35 student athletic trainers, managers, cheerleaders and support staff. To be included on the academic honor roll, a student must have a 3.25 or higher semester GPA while enrolled in a minimum of 12 hours. Read more
- Six new Wilson Scholars were chosen for Appalachian’s most prestigious full-ride scholarship, making the total number of recipients of this scholarship, which emphasizes academic excellence, leadership and service, 14. The scholarship is now in its third year. Read more
- Chancellor’s scholar and junior geology major Devin K. Hoffman is a recent recipient of the prestigious Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship. Hoffman will spend this summer doing fieldwork in Turkey before returning to Appalachian for his senior year. Read more