A MESSAGE FROM THE CHANCELLOR | September 10, 2019
Fall semester is in full swing and your students are settling into their classes, which are rigorous and designed to push them to think critically and creatively. The beginning of each semester is always a good time to remind students of the robust resources our university provides to help them succeed.
These offerings — many of them guided by our stellar faculty — include early academic interventions, wellness and prevention services, financial aid assistance and career counseling, and contribute to Appalachian’s impressive retention rate, which is well above the national average. We help students establish a foundation for success that lasts a lifetime.
Appalachian promotes learning inside and outside the classroom. We recently hosted our annual Founders Day and Health, Wellness and Safety Week events, and throughout the year we heavily promote the Appalachian Cares website. We hope you will visit this important clearinghouse for health, wellness and safety resources, and encourage your students to keep it close at hand as well.
We also present a full slate of “beyond-the-classroom” learning opportunities for students. For a sampling of programs, events and news, visit Appalachian Today.
We want you to feel connected to the Appalachian Community, which strives to create a welcoming and supportive environment in which your students not just learn, but thrive. Please consider joining us for Family Weekend, Sept. 27–29, for a real-time snapshot of campus life.
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.