Students

“Radiant”  Valerie Daratony ’19, of Four Oaks, a graduate student in Appalachian’s romance languages program with a concentration in Spanish K–12 teaching  Runner-up, student category  This photo, taken on the island of Ko Samet, one of the eastern seaboard islands of Thailand, captures a local beach performer mid-fire show.  “I chose to attend Appalachian over other universities because of how friendly everyone is here. The atmosphere is so welcoming. I experienced that same feeling with people I encounter

15 countries, 6 continents — go globe-trotting with ‘Mountaineers Abroad’
Dec 6, 2019

From the Sahara Desert of Morocco to the rooftops of Venice, Italy, photos from “Mountaineers Abroad” — the theme of Appalachian State Universit...

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...

Behind Disney’s magic — Alex Young among App State students who intern for the company

Behind Disney’s magic — Alex Young among App State students who intern for the company
Nov 22, 2019

Senior psychology major Alex Young, of Lexington, interned with Disney in fall 2018 through the Disney College Program — an opportunity be...

App State intern Sarah Caudill, far right, with leaders in Washington, D.C. With her, from left to right, are Angela Woods, Caudill’s supervisor in the U.S. Department of State’s Office of Academic Exchanges; Macon Barrow, a branch chief in the U.S. Department of State; Kay Cole James, president of the Heritage Foundation; and Caroline Casagrande, deputy assistant secretary of the U.S. Department of State. Photo submitted

Sarah Caudill interns with U.S. Department of State’s Mandela Washington Fellowship
Nov 15, 2019

Through a highly competitive process, Appalachian State University student Sarah Caudill was selected to intern in summer 2019 at the U.S. Department ...

Thanh Schado Double major in Community and Regional Planning & Sustainable Development with a minor in GIS. Photo by Ellen Gwin Burnette

CAS Corps Feature of the Month: Junior double major in Community and Regional Planning & Sustainable Development Thanh Schado
Nov 11, 2019

The CAS Corps are chosen to serve as representatives to all constituents of the College of Arts and Sciences and to create, promote and execute opport...

Interviewee Bill Alexander, right, instructs Appalachian State University graduate student Chelsey Johnson, of Knoxville, Tennessee, in how to strip hickory bark for lacing baskets and weaving chair bottoms. Johnson interviewed Alexander for her South Arts-funded grant project documenting living folk traditions in Appalachia. Johnson is an M.A. candidate in Appalachian State University’s Appalachian studies program. Photo by Jesse Barber

South Arts supports App State documentary on living folk traditions in Appalachia
Nov 1, 2019

Living folk traditions practiced by the people of diverse cultures in Western North Carolina will be preserved for generations to come thanks to the d...

Image of person writing. Stock image for the Creative Writing Scholarship Competition fall 2019.

Fall 2019 Creative Writing Scholarship Competition
Oct 31, 2019

This competition is for poetry and creative prose (fiction, script or screenplay, or creative nonfiction) and is open to full-time students of al...

Kevin Tain, senior Computer Science major, earns internship with the National Institute of Health and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Photo submitted.

Computer Science major Kevin Tian earns an Internship with the National Institute of Health
Oct 29, 2019

Kevin TianComputer Science major, Department of Computer ScienceCary, North Carolina The National Institute of Health (NIH)- U.S. Environmental P...

Senior Rhiannon Reed-Kelly, double majoring in Community and Regional Planning and Geography, with a minor in Sustainable Development pictured in Budapest, spring 2018. Photo submitted.

Rhiannon Reed-Kelly: Planning for positive impact in the future
Oct 28, 2019

Each year, the North Carolina Chapter of the American Planning Association (APA-NC) bestows the Marvin Collins Outstanding Planning Awards on communit...