Archive for 2008
When Army Capt. Richard G. Cliff Jr. was killed Sept. 29 in Afghanistan, he left behind a month-old son. The Mount Pleasant, S.C., native was a 2002 graduate of Appalachian State University. Members of the High Country Chapter of the Military Officers Association in Watauga County have contributed $1,000 to a trust fund established for Cliff’s son. John Alley, left, past president of HCMOAA, and Bob Gibbard, right, association treasurer, presented the contribution to Kevin Choe who accepted the contribution on behalf of the Cliff family. Choe is an Appalachian senior and a cadet in the ROTC program at the university. Alley is a retired colonel with the U.S Army Reserves. Gibbard, a retired major with the U.S. Army, is an academic advisor at Appalachian. (Photo by Jane Nicholson)
Laura Young (right) checks in volunteer shoppers Fletcher Hietpas (left) and Sheryl Kane during the 28th annual Children’s Shopping Spree sponsored by Appalachian State University’s Staff Council. Eighty-eight schoolchildren were accompanied by Appalachian employees who volunteered to help the children shop for winter clothing. Staff at Appalachian contributed more than $15,000 to support the shopping spree. (Photo by University Photographer Marie Freeman)
BOONE – In less than three months, Appalachian State University’s cycling team has captured its second national title by winning the Division II USA Cycling Collegiate Cyclocross National Championships Dec. 14 in Kansas City, Mo. The Mountaineers won the division’s national championship in mountain bike in late October, as well as two individual national champion titles in women’s cross country and men’s downhill.