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Pictured from left to right, Appalachian seniors Raine Lo, Javon Nathaniel, Kevin Garcia Bautista and Sara Sallam are the university’s four 2019–20 recipients of the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship. They are among 912 undergraduate students from 345 colleges to receive the prestigious Gilman Scholarship and will study abroad during the 2019–20 academic year. Images submitted

4 App State undergrads receive Gilman Scholarship to study abroad in 2019–20
Aug 28, 2019

The Office of Nationally Competitive Scholarships (NCS), a division of University College at Appalachian State University, announces four Appalac...

 Andy Mendoza, a junior cellular/molecular biology major from Durham, is an ACCESS Scholar at Appalachian. This summer he is completing a biostatistics and computational biology internship at the National Institute of Environmental Sciences in Research Triangle Park. Photo submitted

App State’s Andy Mendoza demonstrates the importance of access to undergraduate research
Aug 16, 2019

Appalachian State University cellular/molecular biology major Andy Mendoza, of Durham, attests to the good that comes when students are enga...

Ten first-year students at Appalachian State University have been awarded Diversity Scholarships for the 2019–20 academic year.  Photos by University Communications.

10 aspiring leaders accepted into App State’s Diversity Scholars Program
Aug 14, 2019

Ten first-year students at Appalachian State University have been awarded Diversity Scholarships for the 2019–20 academic year. This four-year leade...

Rebecca Yoon, Director, App English Language Studies (AppELS) is a new academic program for English language learners at Appalachian State University. Photo by Chase Reynolds.

New AppELS partnership offers international students the opportunity to study at Appalachian State
Aug 12, 2019

App English Language Studies (AppELS) is a new academic program for English language learners at Appalachian State University. This program is a partn...

The 2019–20 recipients of the Chancellor’s Scholarship: Lela Arruza, of Apex; Sophie Columbia, of Durham; Capability “Cape” Dickerson, of Rutherfordton; Oliver Dunkin, of Satellite Beach, Florida; Alisa Duong, of Charlotte; Samantha “Sam” Froese, of Cary; Aidan Keaveney, of Durham; Amelia Rhodes, of Winston-Salem; Gabriela “Gigi” Upchurch, of Denton, Texas and Lily Vowels, of Elizabethtown, Kentucky.

10 first-year students receive Chancellor’s Scholarship at App State
Aug 8, 2019

Ten first-year students at Appalachian State University have been named Chancellor's Scholars for the 2019–20 academic year. The Chancellor’s...

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...

Graduating senior Annie Klyce, from Atlanta, right, who is majoring in geology, presents her poster during the Joint Oceanographic Institutions for Deep Earth Sampling (JOIDES) exhibit at Appalachian’s 2019 STEAM Expo. Photo by Ellen Gwin Burnette

App State’s Annie Klyce plans a career as a geoscience educator
Aug 2, 2019

Prior to attending Appalachian State University, graduating senior Annie Klyce was afraid to take most science courses, she said. Now she is planning ...

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...

Nathaniel Scott, an Appalachian junior majoring in physics, received a North Carolina Space Grant Scholarship to continue his research in automation. Photo by Marie Freeman

App State student sets his research sights out of this world through NC Space Grant
Jul 25, 2019

When Nathaniel Scott first toured Appalachian State University as a prospective student, he had an experience that would alter the course of his life....

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...