Outreach and Community Engagement

Student volunteers in Appalachian State University’s 21st annual MLK Challenge

Students contribute 1,350 service hours in App State’s 21st MLK Challenge
Jan 29, 2020

BOONE, N.C. — Despite unexpected snow, high winds and chilly temperatures, about 150 students gathered for the 21st annual MLK Challenge — a day o...

Appalachian Chancellor Sheri Everts, second from left, with the inaugural winners of the Chancellor’s Awards for Inclusive Excellence: Rabbi Stephen Roberts, spiritual leader of the Temple of the High Country, far left; Watauga County Schools Superintendent Scott Elliott, who represented the school district’s Coffee Talk program, second from right; and Dr. Claudia Cartaya-Marin, professor in and chair of Appalachian’s A.R. Smith Department of Chemistry and Fermentation Sciences, far right. Photo by Marie Fr

App State presents inaugural awards for inclusive excellence, welcomes poet Nikki Giovanni
Jan 21, 2020

Appalachian State University honored Dr. Claudia Cartaya-Marin, Rabbi Stephen Roberts and the Watauga County Schools Coffee Talk program with the inau...

National Board Certified Teacher Dr. Amie Snow ’06 ’14, director of curriculum and instruction at the Appalachian State University Academy at Middle Fork, greets two young students as they enter the school for Open House Aug. 22. Snow is a two-time graduate of Appalachian and her NBCT credential includes a generalist/middle childhood certification. She holds an M.A. in reading education with a general graduate teaching certificate and a doctorate in educational leadership. Photo by Marie Freeman

App State named No. 1 nationally for certified teachers
Dec 19, 2019

Appalachian State University has been recognized — for the fourth consecutive year — as a national leader for the number of Reich College of ...

Winston-Salem Chief of Police Catrina Thompson, a 2009 graduate of Appalachian’s Master of Public Administration program. Photo submitted

Appalachian alumna Catrina Thompson ’09 focuses on community as Winston-Salem’s chief of police
Dec 13, 2019

Winston-Salem’s chief of police, Catrina Thompson ’09, said her Master of Public Administration (MPA) degree with a concentration in public m...

Dr. Kurt Michael, a licensed psychologist and the Stanley R. Aeschleman Distinguished Professor of Psychology in Appalachian State University’s Dr. Wiley F. Smith Department of Psychology. Photo by University Communications.

$2.5M grant supports App State’s continued provision of mental health training and services in rural NC
Dec 10, 2019

Dr. Kurt Michael, a licensed psychologist and the Stanley R. Aeschleman Distinguished Professor of Psychology in Appalachian State University’s ...

(Left to right) Students Daniel Frye, Ashely Tauscher, Annah Seaford, Brian Bauk, Darby Adams, Amber Layfield, Travian Smith, Aaron Pura on the Department of Government and Justice Studies “Justice in D.C.” Study Away trip in summer 2019. Photo submitted by Aaron Pura.

App State’s Department of Government and Justice Studies immerses students in the political world on summer D.C. experiences
Dec 9, 2019

In summer 2019, students traveled to Washington, D.C. with the Department of Government and Justice Studies to get an up-close view of U.S. politics a...

Double Wood Farm scholarship winner Ashley Thomasson, center, celebrates after placing the winning disc in the Connect 4 board. Thomasson received a scholarship for one free year of tuition and runner-up Taylor Houston, pictured third from left, received a scholarship for a meal plan credit. Photo by Troy Tuttle  By Megan Bruffy

Double Wood Farm scholarships recognize App State students for academic excellence, service to the community
Dec 4, 2019

Two Appalachian State University students received scholarships for academic excellence and service to the community during halftime of the Appalachia...

Appalachian senior Anna Biache at the University of Texas at El Paso, where she presented research on Latina deportation trends at the 2019 conference of the Association of Humanist Sociology. Biache, of Alexandria, Virginia, is majoring in sociology. Photo submitted

App State student presents Latina deportation research at national conference
Dec 3, 2019

An investigation of 2015–18 United States Border Patrol data performed by Appalachian State University senior Anna Biache, in collaboration with uni...

Christmas Tree Workers in North Carolina

Dr. Cameron Lippard Talks with the American Sociological Association about Latino Immigrants in Western North Carolina
Nov 25, 2019

Dr. Cameron Lippard was recently featured in a public information video created by the American Sociological Association (ASA). This vi...

L to R Leslie McKesson, Beth Hage, and Beth Davison

Connecting Past and Present – A Local Community with a Compelling Story
Nov 18, 2019

In the southwest corner of Caldwell County, North Carolina, is a community settled in 1855 and populated mostly by African Americans who share a kinsh...