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New Board Members to Take Office in September

BOONE — Three Appalachian State University alumni will join the university’s Board of Trustees in September.

Appointed to four-year terms are Boone attorney James M. Deal Jr. ’71, and George G. Beasley ’58, ’60. Beasley is founder, chairman and CEO of Beasley Broadcast Group Inc. of Naples, Fla., which owns and operates 44 radio stations across the United States.

Also appointed to a four-year term is Lenoir resident Faye A. Broyhill, who attended Appalachian in the 1950s.

Deal has been an attorney in Boone for 27 years. He served eight years on the Watauga County Board of Education, including three years as chairman of the board. He also has served on the Appalachian State University Foundation Board of Directors.

His wife Shelia and daughter Jackie also are Appalachian graduates. Another daughter, Tyler, is a sophomore at Appalachian. Deal earned his law degree from UNC-Chapel Hill.

Beasley began his career as an educator, serving as a teacher, coach, assistant principal and principal before entering broadcasting. He opened his first radio station in Benson. Beasley Broadcast Group now owns 12 radio stations in eastern North Carolina in addition to stations in Florida, Georgia, Boston, Las Vegas, New Orleans and Philadelphia.

Beasley received the university’s Distinguished Alumni Award in 1990. He is vice chairman of the Appalachian State University Foundation Board of Directors and vice chairman of the university’s Campaign for the Second Century.

Broyhill served on the board in the 1980s, including a one-year term as board chair. She also has served on the boards of Meredith College, The N.C. School of Science and Mathematics and the Baptist Children’s Homes of North Carolina.

She served three years on the Caldwell County Economic Development Commission and now serves in a special advisory capacity to the commission.

She also serves on the Housing Task Force and the Caldwell County Retirement Alliance.

In 1956 she was crowned Miss North Carolina.

She is married to Paul H. Broyhill. The couple has three children and seven grandchildren.

Board chairman John A. Allison IV of Winston-Salem has been reappointed to a four-year term along with Dr. Roy Carroll of Chapel Hill.

The new board members will be sworn in Sept. 7. A total of 13 members serve staggered four-year terms on the board.

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