Students

Over 3,500 students receive degrees at Appalachian during commencement ceremonies, May 11-12

Over 3,500 students receive degrees at Appalachian during commencement ceremonies, May 11-12
May 18, 2018

Six commencement ceremonies were held at Appalachian State University over two days, Friday, May 11, and Saturday, May 12. A total of 3,229 undergradu...

The inaugural Wilson Scholars, as new students, atop Table Rock in the Pisgah National Forest. The steep hike, according to Sarah Aldridge, second from left, became a metaphor for overcoming obstacles on the path to academic success. Photo submitted

‘Four years of transformative change’
May 17, 2018

Graduating Wilson Scholars reflect on their experiences in Appalachian’s premier scholarship program...

Senior actuarial science major Malik Hargrave, from Lexington, is president of Appalachian State University’s National Pan-Hellenic Council and chair of the Chancellor’s Student Advisory Board for Diversity Recruitment. Photo by Chase Reynolds

Appalachian actuarial science major seizes opportunities ‘with full force’
May 14, 2018

Actuaries provide the statistical probability of an event occurring, so when actuarial science major Malik Hargrave says not to take any opportunity f...

ACS award winners and their mentors

Three chemistry majors honored with awards from the American Chemical Society.
May 11, 2018

The local chapter of the American Chemical Society (ACS), Carolina-Piedmont (C-P) section awarded chemistry major Hayden Lane, Clayton, N.C., the Outs...

Innovate for Good: Summer STEM program for girls

Innovate for Good: Summer STEM program for girls
May 10, 2018

Appalachian State University will offer Aspire IT, a summer outreach program that aims to increase diverse students' awareness about ST...

Staci Hunter, SECU Public Fellows Internship Scholarship recipient 2018

Staci Hunter, SECU Public Fellows Internship Scholarship recipient 2018
May 10, 2018

Staci Hunter, a graduating senior with a major in criminal justice and two minors in psychology and Spanish from Wendell, North Carolina, was awarded ...

Senior Psychology Major Meghan Pavelka: CAS Corps Feature of the Month

Senior Psychology Major Meghan Pavelka: CAS Corps Feature of the Month
May 9, 2018

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 ...

Ariel Green, winner of the 2018-19 Frances Holland Black scholarship

Ariel Green, winner of the 2018-19 Frances Holland Black scholarship
May 3, 2018

Ariel Green, a senior from Durham, N.C. who is majoring in Studio Art at Appalachian State University, has been named the winner of the 2018-19 France...

Student Highlight: Hannah Godfrey

Student Highlight: Hannah Godfrey
May 2, 2018

Junior psychology major, Hannah Godfrey, is taking full advantage of attending a liberal arts university. Godfrey notes that the flexibility and of he...

Sierra Cullars (on the right) was named the 2018-19 Truman Capote Literary Trust Scholarship for Creative Writing and Leah Wingenroth (on the left)  was this year’s runner-up in the competition.

Truman Capote Literary Trust Scholarship for Creative Writing Award Winners 2018-19
May 1, 2018

The Truman Capote Literary Trust Scholarship for Creative Writing is an annual award for college juniors or seniors enrolled full-time at Appalachian ...