In the Media

Amber Horton

Gentry Middle names 2022 Teacher of the Year
Mar 1, 2022

Congratulations to Amber Horton '07 on being named Teacher of the Year. She received her B.S. in physical education from App State.Gentry Middle Schoo...

Amarien Hines

N.C.'s 7th lab school opens in Elkin this fall
Feb 22, 2022

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...

Allen Smith

Six faculty members honored with UNCSA Excellence in Teaching Awards
Feb 22, 2022

Congratulations to Allen Smith '02 '04. He received his B.S. and M.A. in history education and is currently enrolled in the Ed.D. program.In 1994, the...

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Wells Fargo North Carolina Regional Principals of the Year Named
Feb 22, 2022

Congratulations to alumnae Dr. Heather Melton Freeman (Ed.D. '21 and M.A. in mathematics education '05) and Dr. Marsha S. Justice (M.S.A. '07) on bein...

Charles E. Gibson, III

Lees-McRae College hires Charles E. Gibson, III as inaugural chief diversity officer
Feb 17, 2022

Congratulations to alum Charles E. Gibson, III on being named the Chief Diversity Officer at Lees-McRae College. He is a graduate of our M.A. and...

Alliance for Research on Regional Colleges - ARRC A Center at Appalachian State University

New group looks to redefine rural higher education policy
Feb 1, 2022

The Alliance for Research on Regional Colleges (ARRC) is a cross-institutional research collaborative with Appalachian State University's Reich C...

Russell Vernon

Rockingham's Top Principal lifts failing schools, fights fires and more
Jan 18, 2022

Congratulations to Master of School Administration alum Russell Vernon '06!A principal who guided one Rockingham County elementary school off of ...

Ashtyn Berry with fellow teachers

Who are North Carolina’s teachers of the year?
Jan 18, 2022

Congratulations to alumni Ashley Bandy '15, Ashtyn Berry '13 '21, Meghan Dugan'16, Charlene Horton '19, Ryan Mitchell '11, and Kayleigh Spivey '1...


Disabled students find unique opportunities at App State
Jan 18, 2022

Nicholas Curry just wrapped up his first semester at Appalachian State University. It’s a moment to celebrate for any student, but for Nicholas, the...

 Macey Barnes

ADPi’s Macey Barnes crowned Top of the Rock
Nov 23, 2021

Congratulations to elementary education major, Macey Barnes on being named Top of the Rock! When Macey Barnes first arrived at App State four yea...