News Roundup


Tatjana Farley and Chélynn Randolph

Two Alumnae Receive National Research Award

Two alumnae from the Reich College of Education’s (RCOE) marriage and family therapy graduate program were named recipients of the prestigious Ameri...

Mark Schwarze

Dr. Mark Schwarze Appointed Chair of the NCBLCMHC

Dr. Mark Schwarze, associate professor in the Department of Human Development and Psychological Counseling in the Reich College of Education (RCOE), w...

Graduating Doctoral Students Summer 2022

Four Doctoral Candidates Graduate August 2022

Congratulations to the four doctoral candidates in the Reich College of Education’s (RCOE) Doctoral Program in Educational Leadership who graduate a...


Women in Educational Leadership Symposium

Women in Educational Leadership 2022 Symposium Call for Proposals

The seventh annual Women in Educational Leadership Symposium (WIELS) will be held online, October 6-8, 2022. The conference theme is Advancing the Lea...

workshop poster

Professional Development Opportunity: Teaching Climate Change Through Picturebooks

Join the Mathematics and Science Education Center this summer as they explore how to teach about climate change using picture books and exploratory le...

SDAP 10 Year Anniversary

SDAP Celebrates Ten-Year Anniversary on April 22

Appalachian State University’s Scholars with Diverse Abilities (SDAP) program is excited to celebrate its ten year anniversary on Friday, April 22, ...

At Appalachian

Ryan Huff with family

Ryan Huff Receives Wilks Postgraduate Scholarship

App State graduate Ryan Huff, who played for the Mountaineers' football team from 2017-21 and is currently a master's student in the Reich Colleg...

Chancellor Innovation Scholars 22

5 faculty teams awarded 2022 Chancellor’s Innovation grants for projects at App State

Congratulations to the RCOE faculty Dr. Kelly Clark, Dr. Chrystal Dean, and Dr. David Peyton, and congratulations to doctoral alumna, Dr. María C. G....

Dr. Betsy Rosenbalm ’01 ’05 ’08, pictured second from right, is App State’s director of the Public School Partnership, a collaborative program between the Reich College of Education (RCOE) and area public schools to improve education. She also serves as regional director of the North Carolina New Teacher Support Program (NC NTSP). Pictured with her, from left to right, are App State’s four new teacher support coaches: Ike Smith, Dr. Caroline Beam ’04 ’11 ’14, Maggie Murphy ’08 ’15 and Karen Walker ’94 ’98.

Reich College of Education staff coach Northwestern NC’s new teachers

The first few years of teaching in K–12 schools can be tough — but extra support for the new educators makes a huge difference, said Dr. Betsy Ros...

In the Media

AEA students

AEA Ignites Appalachia’s Next Generation of Entrepreneurs

EntreEd partnered with Appalachian State University and STEM West to facilitate the Appalachian Regional Commission's (ARC) Appalachian Entrepreneursh...

Annie Duncan

Success coaches personalize MTCC advising process

Annie Duncan is completing her Master of Arts in Higher Education this summer. Read how she helps students at McDowell Tech succeed.McDowell Tech is c...

News Icon

Leonard G. Herring Family Foundation to Fund Comprehensive Wilkes County Childcare Study

Dr. Pamela Shue, associate professor in the Department of Family and Child Studies, and a team of Appalachian State University graduate students are p...

Lab School News

Sean Gaillard

Sean Gaillard named principal of App State’s Academy at Middle Fork lab school

Appalachian State University has named Sean Gaillard as the new principal of its Academy at Middle Fork lab school in Walkertown, effective July 1.Gai...

Emma Hatfield-Sidden

Emma Hatfield-Sidden named principal of App State’s Academy at Elkin

Appalachian State University has appointed alumna Emma Hatfield-Sidden ’08 ’19 as principal of its newest lab school, the Academy at Elkin, s...

Amarien Hines

N.C.'s 7th lab school opens in Elkin this fall

Education is taking new shape in North Carolina through laboratory schools. The state’s seventh lab school will open in Elkin for the 2022-23 a...