Outreach and Community Engagement

Appalachian alumna Hughlene Bostian Frank ’68, who died in May. Frank matched a National Endowment for the Humanities grant to fund Appalachian’s Visiting Writers Series, which is named in her honor. Photo by Marie Freeman

Hughlene Bostian Frank touched students’ lives through Appalachian’s Visiting Writers Series
Sep 6, 2019

Hughlene Bostian Frank ’68, the eponymous patron of Appalachian State University’s Visiting Writers Series, maintained that while she was an ...

Historian Dr. Leonard Rogoff author of “Gertrude Weil: Jewish Progressive in the New South” (2017) and “Down Home: Jewish Life in North Carolina” (2010) . Photo submitted.

Historian Dr. Leonard Rogoff will present a lecture on the Art Collecting Cone Sisters of Blowing Rock
Sep 5, 2019

“The Cones on Blowing Rock: Kultur in the High Country” Thursday, Sept. 19, 20192:30 p.m.Parkway Ballroom, Room 420, Plemmons Student UnionThis ev...

Jessica Pittman Dale. Photo Submitted.

Jessica Pittman Dale Applies Her Sociology Skills to Encourage Prevention in Our Communities
Sep 4, 2019

Jessica Pittman Dale is an Appalachian State alumnus with a mission. Graduating in 2011 with a Bachelor of Science degree in sociology with a concentr...

Amber Gregory, Ian Foley, Alissa Ellis, and Felicia Arriaga

Sociology student Ian Foley shares his Internship experience with the ACLU
Aug 29, 2019

As part of his requirements for his Bachelor of Science degree with a concentration in Criminology, Deviance, and Law, Ian worked with sociology facul...

Appalachian sophomore Kara Snow, an applied physics major with an emphasis in astrophysics, working in the Astronomy and Astrophysics Research Lab at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences. Photo submitted

App State’s Kara Snow excels in internship at North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences
Aug 5, 2019

Appalachian State University sophomore Kara Snow, of Raleigh, spent her childhood immersed in astronomy — from reading a glow-in-the-dark book on th...

Bayley Plummer ’19, a recent graduate of Appalachian’s B.S. in criminal justice program who is continuing her Appalachian education by pursuing an MPA. She will continue to work part-time security shifts as an Appalachian police cadet while she earns her graduate degree and plays one more season as a center/forward for the Mountaineers women’s basketball team. Photo by Chase Reynolds

APDP cadet Bayley Plummer gives her all in the classroom, on the court and in the community
Jul 29, 2019

Bayley Plummer ’19, a recent graduate of Appalachian State University’s B.S. in criminal justice program from Thomasville, may have foun...

Appalachian Alumna Lacy Martin outside her classroom at R. J. Reynolds High School in Winston-Salem, N.C. photo submitted.

Alumna Lacy Martin: Homeless and hopeless to full of promise
Jul 22, 2019

Lacy Martin ‘18 definitely faced many challenges through her young adult life: from growing up in a single parent household, to the loss of a parent...

Jordan Moore is a junior and chemistry major at Appalachian. Photo submitted

App State’s Jordan Moore pursues dream of global anesthesiology career
Jul 19, 2019

Growing up in Indian Trail, Appalachian State University junior Jordan Moore knew the power of education: her mother and father worked as an elementar...

Appalachian is partnering with Watauga County Habitat for Humanity to build a home from the ground up, with groundbreaking scheduled for September. This is the first time the university has taken ownership of a project with Habitat. A build such as the one pictured here will be a reality soon. Photo submitted

App State engages with local community to build Habitat for Humanity home
Jul 12, 2019

Appalachian State University is partnering with Watauga County Habitat for Humanity (WCHH) to build a home from the ground up. While Appalac...

The horse and carriage pictured here, which appear in the documentary, were provided by Mimosa Hills Farm in Morganton. The carriage is driven by farm owner Crosby Reed. Students from Dr. Derek Davidson’s theater class volunteered as actors for the film, including Appalachian alumna Elizabeth Mason Moore ’19, who graduated with a B.A. in theatre education in May and is pictured right of Reed. Dalton Forster, a junior theatre arts major from Garner, pictured center in background, holds a boom microphone. Pho

Appalachian produces new documentary on the history of Moses Cone’s Flat Top Manor
Jul 11, 2019

Thanks to a team from Appalachian State University, visitors at Moses H. Cone Memorial Park, located off the Blue Ridge Parkway, will have the op...