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Gifts & Grants Archive

Campus LGBT Center named for Blowing Rock residents

BOONE—A center for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender students and their allies has been named for university benefactors Bo Henderson and Ed Springs of Blowing Rock.

EPA P3 grant helps researchers at Appalachian explore affordable alternative energy options

BOONE—Making a living as the owner of a small farm can be a hit or miss proposition. Farm owners must battle the weather, pests and rising energy costs as they bring their crops to market.

Treating muscle tension dysphonia can be as simple as blowing bubbles, professor says

BOONE—Simple exercises like gargling or blowing bubbles in a cup of water are used by some speech pathologists to treat a serious voice disorder called muscle tension dysphonia (MTD).

Assistant art professor awarded grant for research on post-digital art

BOONE—Assistant Professor of Art Tricia Treacy recently received a 2014 Craft Research Fund project grant for $10,000 to research hand-produced art in an age of digital technology. She is collaborating with Ashley John Pigford, an associate professor of visual communications at the University of Delaware.

Appalachian receives federal grant to increase marriage and family therapists in rural areas

BOONE—The marriage and family therapy program (MFT) at Appalachian State University has received a Behavioral Health Workforce Education and Training for Professionals and Paraprofessionals grant award from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA).

Class gifts acknowledged at Appalachian’s homecoming

Chancellor Sheri N. Everts, center, and Susan Pettyjohn, vice chancellor for university advancement, hold a check symbolic of gifts made by members of the classes of 2009, 2004, 1999, 1994, 1989, 1984, 1979, 1974 and 1969, who celebrated their reunion year during Homecoming at Appalachian State University. The nearly $5 million given by these alumni have helped the university raise more than $197 million toward the $200 million Campaign for Appalachian, which ends in December. Looking on is Patrick Setzer, executive director of alumni affairs and annual giving. (Photo by Troy Tuttle)

Appalachian receives two GEAR UP grants totaling nearly $30 million

Grants will serve students in an 11-county area in Western North Carolina

BOONE—Appalachian State University has received two GEAR UP grants totaling nearly $30 million from the U.S. Department of Education to increase the number of low-income students who are prepared to enter and succeed in postsecondary education.

Avon Foundation for Women awards $5,000 grant to Appalachian

Grant will fund preventive education on dating abuse and violence

BOONE—Appalachian State University has received a $5,000 grant from the Avon Foundation for Women’s Speak Out Against Domestic Violence initiative. This is the first year Appalachian has received funding from the Avon Foundation for Women.

University benefactor and library namesake passes at age 86

BOONE—Carol Grotnes Belk, for whom Appalachian State University’s Belk Library and Information Commons is named, died Aug. 25.

She, along with her husband Ike, supported numerous higher education and collegiate athletics projects across the state and the southeast. She and her husband are known for the gift of artwork and sculptures located across Appalachian’s campus.