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Pictured, from left to right, are Dr. Rahman Tashakkori, the Lowe’s Distinguished Professor of Computer Science and CS department chair; Dr. Cindy Norris, professor of computer science; and Dr. Jay Fenwick, professor of computer science and director of App State’s computer science graduate program. Photos by Chase Reynolds

App State’s CS4ALL Program expands access to computer science education for rural Appalachian students
May 7, 2021

Appalachian State University has created and implemented Computer Science for All (CS4ALL) — a program designed to expand access to and diversify computer science (CS) education for students at rural high schools in the Appalachian

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Appalachian State University graduate Emily Hatem ’19. Photo submitted

Sociology major begins career with AmeriCorps before heading to graduate school
May 3, 2021

After graduating from Appalachian State University, sociology major Emily Hatem ’19 joined AmeriCorps, a federal agency that brings people together to tackle social challenges through national service and volunteering.

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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

App State alumna Marisa Sedlak is a parks and recreation star
Apr 16, 2021

Mountaineer Marisa Sedlak ’14 ’20 is a new parks and recreation star.

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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 & Research, Global Learning, Outreach & Community Engagement, Alumni