Alumni

Kate Bloom ’18, graduate of Appalachian and employee of the National Park Service. Photo submitted.

Then and Now: Kate Bloom, Public History
Feb 7, 2022

Kate Bloom ’18  M.A. Public History  From Aliquippa, P.A.  THEN  College News, Then and Now, Alumni
Triassic Trip 2008, including Anna A. Littlefield. This image shows students measuring the thickness of the layers of rock exposed in the Blue Hills near St. Johns, Arizona. This allowed the participants to put the fossils in stratigraphic order and compare them to other localities, such as Petrified Forest National Park. Photo by Kristan Cockerill.

252 million years ago, four alumni, one road trip and a cause
Jan 14, 2022

How a field experience created a lasting bond for App State alums

College News, Alumni, Students, Support, Departmental News, Then and Now
As part of its mission, Appalachian State University prepares students to lead purposeful lives as engaged global citizens who understand their responsibilities in creating a sustainable future for all. As of spring 2021, more than 240 App State alumni were living and working abroad. Photo by Kate Brown ’16

A black and gold world — 6 Mountaineers share how App State prepared them for life, career success
Dec 17, 2021

Whether Mountaineers come to App State as domestic or international students, they leave with an App State Experience that has prepared them for life and career success, wherever their paths may take them — from Japan, to the land Down Under, or even back to Boone.

College News, Global Learning, Alumni, Students, Outreach and Community Engagement
Mortarboard decorating skills were on display at the Fall 2021 Commencement ceremonies held Dec. 10 at Appalachian State University. Photo by Chase Reynolds

More than 1,600 degrees conferred at App State’s Fall 2021 Commencement
Dec 15, 2021

Mountaineer graduates waved to their families and friends, pumped fists into the air and even shed a few happy tears at Appalachian State University’s Fall 2021 Commencement ceremonies on Dec. 10.

College News, University News, Students, Alumni, Awards and Honors
Dr. Twilia Wingrove, Department of Psychology, Photo Provided

SAFE Faculty Spotlight: Dr. Twilia Wingrove
Nov 10, 2021

Dr. Twilia Wingrove, experimental psychology program director and associate professor, Department of Psychology

Student and Faculty Excellence (SAFE) fund recipient

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The late Hughlene Bostian Frank ’68, left, and her late husband, William “Bill” Frank, were longtime friends and supporters of Appalachian State University. Their estate recently provided funding for approximately 75% tuition for 12 full-time App State students from North Carolina’s Piedmont region, where the Franks lived. Photo by Marie Freeman

Frank Scholars Program will support 12 full-time App State students each year
Oct 27, 2021

Twelve full-time Appalachian State University students from the state’s Piedmont region are beneficiaries of the Frank Scholars Program, funded by the late Hughlene Bostian Frank ’68 and William “Bill” Frank, who were longtime friends and supporters of App State.

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App State Alumnus Ahmar Gordon, photo submitted.

Teamwork translated from the classroom to the real world for alumnus Ahmar Gordon
Oct 22, 2021

 Ahmar Gordon ’16 majored in computer science and was a part of the Appalachian High Achievers in STEM program (S-STEM) program while at Appalachian State Universit

College News, Alumni, STEM
As a client services advocate at OASIS (Opposing Abuse with Service, Information and Shelter) in Boone, Appalachian State University alumna Carter Blue ’20 said she enjoys the variety in her job, which includes engaging in crisis support services with clients, serving at the OASIS housing shelter, acting as a medical advocate for sexual assault victims and connecting people to other agencies and resources. Photo submitted

App State alumna Carter Blue ’20 — a champion for survivors of violence
Sep 21, 2021

As a senior at Appalachian State University, Carter Blue ’20 delved into intimate partner violence in her senior thesis.

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Rhiannon Reed-Kelly ’20, who lives in Dublin, Ireland, graduated summa cum laude from Appalachian State University with a B.S. in community and regional planning, a B.S. in geography with a certificate in geographic information systems and a minor in sustainable development. She is pictured in the Dublin Mountains. Photo submitted

Mountaineer alumna Rhiannon Reed-Kelly ’20 has her eye on international urban design
Sep 9, 2021

Rhiannon Reed-Kelly ’20 dreams of designing a world of happy, healthy cities — inspired by a book she read as a geography student at Appalachian State University.

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