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Appalachian State University debuts on Military Times Best: Colleges 2018 list

By Mary Giunca

BOONE, N.C.—Appalachian State University has a debut ranking on the Military Times Best: Colleges 2018 list, an annual survey now in its eighth year. The survey assesses two- and four-year colleges, as well as online and nontraditional colleges and career and technical schools, based on their suitability for service members, military veterans and their families. The list, formerly known as Best for Vets, is an editorially independent news project.

Hyde named dean of students for Appalachian State University

By Megan Hayes

BOONE, N.C.—Following a national search, Dr. Jonathon Hyde has been named associate vice chancellor and dean of students for Appalachian State University. Hyde most recently served as director of residential life and education at Louisiana State University (LSU), where he also held the position of interim associate dean of students and director of student advocacy and accountability.

Appalachian earns No. 1 ranking from AASHE for sustainability among master’s institutions

By Elisabeth Wall

BOONE, N.C.—In the 2017 Sustainable Campus Index compiled by the standard bearer for tracking sustainability in higher education, Appalachian State University ranked first among institutions with master’s programs and second overall in curriculum. The university tied for third for buildings, which is based on efficiencies in operations and maintenance, design and construction and indoor air quality.

Alumnus’ new endowment fund and named space in Peacock Hall honor information systems professor

By Haley Childers

BOONE, N.C.—A new endowment fund and meeting and networking space at Appalachian State University have been established to honor Dr. Albert L. Harris, a longtime professor in the Department of Computer Information Systems and Supply Chain Management in the Walker College of Business (WCOB).

Appalachian’s Fleming Scholars honored at pinning ceremony Oct. 6

By Elisabeth Wall

BOONE, N.C.—Three of the four newest 2017-18 Fleming Scholars were recognized in a traditional pinning ceremony Friday, Oct. 6, on the Appalachian State University campus. The new scholarship recipients are Jonathan Winbush of Winston-Salem, Tamia Gowens of Greensboro, Ayah Hatcher of Raleigh and Jordan Moore of Indian Trail. Gowens was not present at the ceremony.

New trustees sworn in, chancellor marks progress on priorities at Board of Trustees meeting

By Jeff Cloninger

BOONE, N.C.—New and reappointed members of Appalachian State University’s Board of Trustees were sworn in during the Sept. 22 board meeting, with James Barnes of Raleigh being named chair. Also during the meeting, Chancellor Sheri N. Everts shared enrollment data and the board approved a resolution making a regional wildflower the official flower of the university.

Appalachian’s Truman Capote scholarship winner and runner-up announced

By Mary Giunca

BOONE, N.C.—Madelyn Marie Kittle, a senior majoring in English with a concentration in creative writing and film studies, has been awarded Appalachian State University’s 2017-18 Truman Capote Literary Trust Award for Creative Writing.

Five Appalachian legacy first-year students earn Alumni Memorial Scholarships

By Ken Keuffel

BOONE, N.C.—Five first-year students at Appalachian State University have received an Alumni Memorial Scholarship (AMS), awarded by the Appalachian Alumni Association to children of the university’s graduates.

Appalachian senior serves as student liaison to UNC Board of Governors

By Mary Giunca

BOONE, N.C.—As the new president of the University of North Carolina Association of Student Governments (UNCASG), Appalachian State University senior Tyler Hardin hopes to use his position to bring more student voices to the UNC Board of Governors.