Then and Now

Appalachian State University alumnus Douglas Middleton Jr. ’15 ’18 is the recipient of App State’s 2022 Young Alumni Award, which honors individuals under 40 years of age for their exceptional service to the university and accomplishments in their career.

2022 Alumni Awards: Douglas Middleton Jr. ’15 ’18 — Young Alumni Award
Jul 27, 2022

Appalachian State University alumnus Douglas Middleton Jr. ’15 ’18 is the recipient of App State’s 2022 Young Alumni Award, which honors individ...

Appalachian State University alumnus Mark E. Ricks ’89 is the 2022 recipient of the university’s Distinguished Alumni Award, which recognizes individuals who have attained extraordinary distinction and success in their career field and have demonstrated exceptional and sustained leadership in their community.

2022 Alumni Awards: Mark E. Ricks ’84 — Distinguished Alumni Award
Jul 26, 2022

Appalachian State University alumnus Mark E. Ricks ’89 is the 2022 recipient of the university’s Distinguished Alumni Award, which recognizes indi...

An aerial view of Founders Plaza, with statues of two of App State’s co-founders, B.B. Dougherty and Lillie Shull Dougherty, and Founders Bell Pavilion.

50 years of giving: App State families change lives, build legacies
Jul 6, 2022

Appalachian State University alumni have often said that once you become part of the Mountaineer community, you never truly leave. While many share th...

Alumni Faith Dearman Photo submitted.

Faith Dearman ’13, ’21 works to improve learning opportunities and facilitate positivity
Mar 2, 2022

Faith Dearman is a member of the North Carolina School Psychology Association (NCPSA), and a school psychologist within the Wake County Public School ...

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 As a student at Appalachian State University, Kate Bloom tailored h...

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 alumsAt Appalachian State University our faculty support students to be successful in thei...

Pictured are three members of Appalachian State University’s Special Collections staff: Anna Smith, archives processing assistant, left; Kim Sims, coordinator of special collections and university archivist, center; and Trevor McKenzie ’10 ’12, manuscript processing assistant. Photo by Marie Freeman

Library treasure trove preserves history of Appalachia, App State
Oct 23, 2020

Tucked away on the fourth floor of Appalachian State University’s Carol Grotnes Belk Library and Information Commons is the Special Collections...

Then and Now alumnus: Rick Carpenter

Then and Now: Rick Carpenter, Geography and Planning
Aug 3, 2020

Rick Carpenter '11, '15M.A. Geography, Urban and Regional PlanningFrom Spartanburg, S.C.THENAs an Appalachian State University student, Carpenter foun...

Then and Now alumnus: Ben Dannemiller '11, '15

Then and Now: Ben Dannemiller, Geography and Planning
Jul 27, 2020

Ben Dannemiller '11, '15B.S. Geography, (GIS)M.A. Geography, Urban and Regional PlanningFrom Asheville, N.C.THENAs a student at Appalachian, Dannemill...

Then and Now Alumnus: John Misenheimer

Then and Now: John Misenheimer, Psychology
Jul 14, 2020

John Misenheimer '16M.A. Industrial- Organizational Psychology and Human Resource ManagementFrom Raleigh, N.C.THENMisenheimer recognizes that his expe...