Outreach & Community Engagement

Veterinary Technology at Appalachian State University

Veterinary Technology program holds pet food drive through December 2
Nov 21, 2022

BOONE, N.C. — Appalachian State University's Veterinary Technology program, in collaboration with the App State Watauga Humane Society (WHS) Club, i...

Paige Hukill, left, Eleora Dunham, middle and Briar Ward, right, dig up soil to make space for the gravel and stone to be laid underneath, Oct. 28, 2022.

Historic Black cemetery given long-absent recognition
Nov 2, 2022

A group of students, faculty and community members arrived at a grassy hill in the heart of Boone Oct. 28 to install something long-absent: gravestone...

Laura Yates Clark, captured by Melissa Key (2021)

Psychology alumna Laura Yates Clark '99 gives back to the community
Oct 10, 2022

BOONE, N.C. — As the President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of United Way of Central Carolinas, College of Arts and Sciences alumna Laura Yates...

Join us Wednesday, October 12, 2022, from 4:30 - 6 p.m. on Sanford Mall for the Sixth Annual Community FEaST!

The Sixth Annual Community FEaST
Sep 15, 2022

Join us Wednesday, October 12, 2022, from 4:30 - 6 p.m. on Sanford Mall for the Sixth Annual Community FEaST!...

Dr. Shea Tuberty, professor in App State’s Department of Biology, center, introduces electric current into Wilson Creek to stun, then capture, classify, measure and return fish specimens to the water.

App State biology interns spend summer in Wilson Creek’s ‘natural playground’
Jun 29, 2022

Catching fish, salamanders and an occasional water snake is all in a day’s work for Appalachian State University biology students Nick Campany and C...

The four App State recipients of Fulbright U.S. Student Program awards for 2022–23. Pictured, from left to right, are alumna Payton Blaney ’22, of Reidsville; alumnus Henry Campbell ’21, of Winston-Salem; alumna Ilya Wang ’20, of Rockwell and Taichung, Taiwan; and alumnus Andrew Williard ’22, of Winston-Salem. Photos by Chase Reynold

4 App State alumni awarded 2022–23 Fulbrights to teach or research abroad
Jun 17, 2022

Appalachian State University’s Office of Nationally Competitive Scholarships (NCS), a division of University College, announces four ...

Senior Mailyn Greig-Ratz, a sustainability ambassador with the Office of Sustainability. Photo submitted.

Student Spotlight: Mailyn Greig-Ratz
Apr 20, 2022

Mailyn Greig-Ratz is a senior majoring in food outreach studies and minoring in public health, American Sign Language and photography. She is original...

Appalachian State University senior Ann-Marie Mignone, from Gibsonville, is the current undergraduate research assistant on the Linville Gorge Wilderness area survey team, led by Dr. Alice Wright and Dr. Cameron Gokee, associate professor and assistant professor, respectively, in App State’s Department of Anthropology. Mignone is majoring in anthropology and minoring in psychology and geology. Mignone said the project provides her the opportunity to “practice geology under an archaeological lens,” both in t

App State research team ventures into Linville Gorge Wilderness to discover archaeological sites
Apr 6, 2022

Appalachian State University’s Dr. Alice Wright and Dr. Cameron Gokee are leading an App State research team into the steep and ...

The cover of “Junaluska: Oral Histories of a Black Appalachian Community” — the 2022–23 book selection of Appalachian State University’s Common Reading Program. “Junaluska” is edited by App State’s Dr. Susan E. Keefe, Professor Emerita in the Department of Anthropology, with assistance from members of the Junaluska Heritage Association. Image submitted

‘Junaluska: Oral Histories of a Black Appalachian Community’ selected for 2022–23 Common Reading Program
Apr 1, 2022

For its 25th anniversary, the Common Reading Program at Appalachian State University has named “Junaluska: Oral Histories of a Black Appalachian Com...

An Appalachian State University student lounges beneath a tree on Sanford Mall while reading a book. Photo by Marie Freeman

3 renowned, NC-connected authors to visit App State this spring
Mar 29, 2022

This spring, three acclaimed authors will visit Appalachian State University, in person and virtually, as part of App State’s Hughlene Bostian ...