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Kit Gruelle ’12, Sociology, is a survivor of domestic violence who has worked as an advocate for battered women and their children for 33 years. She is the College of Arts and Sciences Outstanding Alumni Award winner for 2020-21. Image provided.

CAS 2020-21 Outstanding Alumni award winner: Kit Gruelle ’12
Apr 27, 2021

Appalachian State University’s College of Arts and Sciences announces its 2020-21 Outstanding Alumni award winner as Kit Gruelle ’12.

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Daniel Prouty ’09. Photo submitted

Alumni Update: Daniel Prouty ’09
Apr 22, 2021

Daniel Prouty, originally from North Wilkesboro, North Carolina, graduated in 2009 with a B.S. in history, secondary education.

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L to R, top to bottom: Debbie Wellborn, Senior Companion program director; Dr. Amy Dellinger Page, executive director of Appalachian Senior Programs; Tammy Taylor, Foster Grandparent program director; Gloria Roach, Senior Companion program assistant and Sherry Lambert, Foster Grandparent program assistant. Photos by University Communications.

Senior citizen volunteers support fellow local community members through AmeriCorps Seniors programs
Apr 16, 2021

Each year, AmeriCorps Seniors engages more than 200,000 older adults in volunteer service programs enriching the lives of volunteers and benefiting their communities. At Appalachian State University, Dr.

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Appalachian State University alumna Marisa Sedlak ’14 ’20. Photo submitted
Cashae Cook ’14, who serves as the diversity, inclusion and community engagement officer in the Appalachian Police Department — the official policing agency of Appalachian State University. Photo by Chase Reynolds

Appalachian Police Department’s new diversity, inclusion and community engagement officer promotes positive interactions
Apr 15, 2021

As a child, Cashae Cook ’14 said she was always glad to see police officers arrive at her house — because it meant she and her siblings would be safe.

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Dr. Eric Karchmer, assistant professor, Department of Anthropology, in Taiwan with his family. Photo courtesy of Dr. Eric Karchmer

App State Fulbright awardee Dr. Eric Karchmer researches adapting ancient Chinese medicine to treat emerging illnesses
Apr 6, 2021

Adapting ancient Chinese medicine to treat emerging diseases and illnesses, primarily in children, is the focus of Dr.

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Laura Johnston ’99, ’19 in Alberta, Canada while on a trip partially funded by a College of Arts and Sciences SAFE grant. Photo submitted.

SAFE Grant Student Spotlight: Laura Johnston ’99, ’19, Appalachian Studies
Mar 4, 2021

SAFE Grant Student Spotlight: Laura Johnston ’99, ’19, Appalachian Studies  Laura Johnston was a graduate student from Deep Gap, N.C.  College News, SAFE Grant, Grants and Research, Global Learning, Outreach and Community Engagement, Alumni
Boxes of donated goods for Ashe County senior citizens, part of the Appalachian Senior Programs Project Star. Photo submitted.

Project Star has Stellar Year in Assisting Local Seniors
Feb 12, 2021

For the past 18 years, Appalachian Senior Programs has sponsored Project Star for disadvantaged senior citizens in Ashe County.

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This aerial photo of Appalachian State University campus shows an inset image (bottom right) of the $50,000 grant check awarded to App State by the North Carolina State Employees’ Credit Union (SECU) Foundation. This funding will support App State’s implementation of the foundation’s Rural Opportunity Grant program — a pilot initiative designed to support public nonprofits in the state’s Northwest, Northeast and Sandhills regions. App State will serve as the program’s anchor institution for the Northwest No

App State awarded SECU funds for pilot program to benefit nonprofits in rural Northwest NC
Feb 10, 2021

Appalachian State University is one of three University of North Carolina System institutions selected to administer the Rural Opportunity Grant program — a pilot initiative of the North Carolina State Employees’ Credit Union (SECU) Fo

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Aerial view of the mural outside of Appalachian Brian Estates. Photo submitted.

Giving back to the Community: One Student’s Idea to Brighten Lives
Feb 5, 2021

Residents at Appalachian Brian Estates assisted living facility are enjoying one student’s artistic skills right outside their windows.

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