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Laura Brooks

Laura Brooks ‘14 Named North Carolina Regional Teacher of the Year
Mar 25, 2019

Laura Brooks (née Snipes), originally from Wilkesboro, North Carolina, was named North Carolina Regional Teacher of the Year for the Northwest Region. She said receiving this honor was very...

Natalie Mercer

Alumni Update: Natalie Mercer ‘15
Mar 21, 2019

Natalie Mercer (née Haakinson), from Wilson, North Carolina, graduated in 2015 with a M.A. in educational media with a concentration in instructional technology specialist. She completed her B.S...

Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Eric Carle’s The Very Hungry Caterpillar on Friday, April 5

Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Eric Carle’s The Very Hungry Caterpillar on Friday, April 5
Mar 12, 2019

Events

Appalachian State University’s Reich College of Education (RCOE) will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the publication of...

Amber Flippen

Flippen named EC director
Mar 11, 2019

In the Media

Alumna Amber Flippen '07 '09 has been named exceptional children director for Surry County schools. She earned an MA in special education and...

Since becoming University of North Georgia’s dean of Mike Cottrell College of Business in February, Marty Gowan has taken strides to better prepare students for their careers. (Photo/Peggy Cozart, University of North Georgia)

How University of North Georgia’s new business college dean is paving a path for other first-generation college students
Mar 11, 2019

In the Media

Alumna Mary Gowan '81 has been named Dean of the University of North Georgia’s Mike Cottrell College of Business. Gowan earned an MA in...

Rayjon Davis acts as President Barack Obama in the Academy at Middle Fork's Living Wax Museum.

Breathing life into black history at the Academy
Mar 7, 2019

In the Media

During the month of February, the Appalachian State University Academy at Middle Fork Elementary School celebrated Black History Month through...

Maria Fabrizio for NPR

One Reason Rural Students Don't Go To College: Colleges Don't Go To Them
Mar 7, 2019

In the Media

Andrew Koricich, an assistant professor with the Higher Education Program (LES), was interviewed for the article.

The cover of “Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption” by Bryan Stevenson. Penguin Random House image

Common Reading Program announces ‘Just Mercy’ as its 2019–20 selection
Mar 7, 2019

At Appalachian

The Common Reading Program at Appalachian State University announces its 2019–20 book selection — “Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption...

Patrick Setzer ’90 ’98. Photo by Marie Freeman

Setzer named executive director of national alumni and parent engagement for Appalachian State University
Mar 5, 2019

At Appalachian

Alumnus Patrick Setzer ’90 ’98 has been named executive director of national alumni and parent engagement. Setzer earned a Master of Arts in...