Chancellor Everts’ message to parents and family

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Because of the dedication of our faculty and staff and the quality of our students, Appalachian is consistently lauded by U.S. News & World Report, The Princeton Review and many other national publications and guides. VIQTORY recently awarded Appalachian the 2019–20 Military Friendly® School designation, with the university earning a Gold distinction.

At Appalachian, your students benefit from innovative, interdisciplinary and integrative curriculum, and mentorship from faculty, staff and classmates. Opportunities abound for active learning, outreach and professional advancement.

The achievements of our faculty, staff and students, as well as our alumni successes, are inspiring. I always like to share recent examples of how the Appalachian Community is making a difference and contributing here on campus, in our state and around the world. These stories, published recently on our news and events website, are great examples:

There are many more examples of Mountaineer spirit and success on, where you’ll find an array of news, features, events, profiles and Appalachian Community accomplishments. I hope you will visit this site often, and share the stories that make you proud.

Each of our students contributes to our reputation as the premier, public undergraduate institution in North Carolina. We can all be proud of our status in the world of higher education.

Sheri Everts, Chancellor

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At Appalachian, we put students first, always, and together we are building a bright future. Ultimately, the reason Appalachian’s stellar faculty and staff come to work every day is to realize this vision.