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Appalachian recognizes Summeys as Family of the Year

By Mary Giunca

BOONE, N.C.—Rebecca Summey likes to say she bleeds black and gold. Her parents met at Appalachian State University, where she is currently a senior and her brother, Adam Summey, is a freshman.

Alumni Daugherty and Rogers inducted into the Reich College of Education Rhododendron Society

By Heather Brandon

BOONE, N.C.—Appalachian State University alumni James Daugherty ’93 ’94 and Julia Kay “Kay” Rogers ’69 ’76 were inducted into the Rhododendron Society on July 21 at a brunch held on campus.

Appalachian’s Carson Rich ‘17 appointed UNC General Administration Presidential Scholar

By Ken Keuffel

BOONE, N.C.—Carson Rich, a 2017 graduate of Appalachian State University, is one of four recent University of North Carolina system graduates selected to serve University of North Carolina General Administration (GA) as a Presidential Scholar.

Commencement remarks at Appalachian focus on possibilities, overcoming obstacles and appreciation

By Ken Keuffel

BOONE, N.C.—Appalachian State University’s six commencement ceremonies began Friday, May 12, with Chancellor Sheri N. Everts praising the “achievements of our students as they leave Appalachian prepared to make real and powerful differences in their communities and beyond.”

Appalachian to hold commencement ceremonies May 12-13

By University Communications

BOONE, N.C.—Approximately 3,400 students will receive degrees during Appalachian State University’s commencement May 12-13. AppTV will sponsor a live stream of the events, which will be available at and on Appalachian’s Facebook page.

Recent graduate’s artwork commissioned by Appalachian’s chancellor

By Meghan McCandless

Sloane Whaley ’16, who studied studio art in Appalachian State University’s Department of Art, recently had work commissioned by Appalachian’s Chancellor Sheri N. Everts. Whaley’s piece was third in a series dedicated to and inspired by her mother, who passed away in November.

Three Appalachian students to work this summer in the Edgar Stanton Audio Recording Center of the Aspen Music Festival and School

By University Communications

BOONE, N.C.—Two students and one alumnus of the music industry studies program in the Hayes School of Music at Appalachian State University will work as recording engineers this summer at the prestigious Aspen Music Festival and School in Colorado.

Anthropology alumna Caroline Federal ’12 recognized by London School of Economics; internships with former presidents’ non-profits boost her career

By University Communications

BOONE, N.C.—Appalachian State University anthropology alumna Caroline Federal ’12 has been busy over the past four years. Most recently, she was recognized by the London School of Economics for the quality of her Masters of Science dissertation. And, she has had the privilege of working for both President Jimmy Carter and President Bill Clinton.

Sparks receives honorary degree from Appalachian

By Jeff Cloninger

BOONE, N.C.—Among those receiving degrees from Appalachian State University during its Fall Commencement on Dec. 10, 2016, was Richard G. Sparks, president and CEO of Appalachian Regional Healthcare System. Sparks, a two-time graduate of Appalachian who holds a bachelor’s degree in healthcare management (1976) and an MBA (1978), is now a recipient of the university’s honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree.