Appalachian State University graduate student Judson MacDonald ’17 attends March for Equality, his first pride march, in Santiago, Chile in May 2016. MacDonald said he values transparency with his students and colleagues.

Appalachian education student aspires to teach lessons in individuality
Nov 21, 2017

Judson MacDonald ’17 wanted to be a teacher ever since he walked into his kindergarten career day in one of his father’s oversized business shirts, but he wasn’t sure there was a place for him in education.

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Carson Rich, a 2017 graduate of Appalachian State University, is one of four Presidential Scholars working for UNC General Administration in Chapel Hill. Photo by Marie Freeman

Appalachian’s Carson Rich ‘17 appointed UNC General Administration Presidential Scholar
Aug 3, 2017

Carson Rich, a 2017 graduate of Appalachian State University, is one of four recent University of North Carolina system graduates selected to serve University of North Carolina General Administration (GA) as a Presidential Scholar.

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Matt and Laura Parker, 2000 graduates of Appalachian State University, run The Exodus Road, a nonprofit that helps find and free slaves. Photo by Ariel Oliver

Thwarting Human Traffickers
Jul 24, 2017

About a year ago, a nightmarish text flashed on the screen of Matt Parker’s smartphone.

“Please help me,” the message read. “I’ve been trafficked.”

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Brad Bergman, head brewer at Petoskey Brewing Company, discusses the use of his bachelors of science degree in chemistry in his brewing process on Thursday, June 22

Brad Bergman: Background of a brewing chemist
Jun 26, 2017

PETOSKEY — To stand out, breweries are bringing in the big leagues to push their flavors over the competition.

Locally, Petoskey Brewing’s head brewer, Brad Bergman, is a “mad” scientist both in the brew house and in real life.

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Student Ryan Hellenbrand and two-time alumna Megan Holt-Smith have each received a 2017 Fulbright award.

One student and one alum from Appalachian named Fulbright Scholars
May 23, 2017

The Office of International Education and Development (OIED) at Appalachian State University has announced that student Ryan Hellenbrand of Boone and alumna Megan Holt-Smith of Mount Airy have been chosen as recipients of Fulbright scholarship awards. The Fulbright U.S.

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Stephanie Stegemoller, left, and Caitlynne Garland sort books Thursday, April 20, 2017. They will open Dog-Eared Books on Atlantic Avenue in Raleigh on April 29. Madison Iszler

Independent bookstores find an unlikely boost: the internet
May 8, 2017

Two Raleigh women are opening a bookstore this month, confident the appeal of printed words will persist in a digital society.


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Carolyn Kitchens, Appstate Alumni at Bethany College in Bethany, West Virginia

The Chemistry of Life
Apr 28, 2017

CAROLYN KITCHENS has a humble approach to help students “get” science.
By: The Bethany Today, Spring 2017 issue - Faculty Profile - Appalachian State Alumni

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Caroline Federal and Bill Clinton

Anthropology alumna Caroline Federal ’12 recognized by London School of Economics; internships with former presidents’ non-profits boost her career
Feb 6, 2017

Appalachian State University anthropology alumna Caroline Federal ’12 has been busy over the past four years. Most recently, she was recognized by the London School of Economics for the quality of her Masters of Science dissertation.

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College of Arts and Sciences honors outstanding alumni and advisor during Honors Day Reception
Apr 21, 2016

BOONE - Each spring the College of Arts and Sciences honors exemplary students, faculty and alumni during the annual Honors Day Reception. Among the awards given are the College of Arts and Sciences Outstanding Alumni Award and the Richard N. Henson Outstanding Adviser Award.

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