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Archibald named president of Appalachian’s Alumni Council

archibald_t.jpgBOONE—Jim Archibald of Wilkesboro has been inducted as president of Appalachian State University’s Alumni Council for 2009-10.

Archibald graduated from Appalachian in 1986 with a B.S.B.A. degree in marketing and management.

A native of Statesville, Archibald is vice president of global sales and marketing development
with Gardner Glass Products in North Wilkesboro.

As president of the alumni council, Archibald will be an ex officio member of the university’s Board of Trustees and an honorary member of the Appalachian State University Foundation Board of Directors.

“My involvement with Appalachian after I graduated was mostly attending athletic events. Through the Alumni Council, I became more aware of all the great things alumni can contribute in terms of service to the university,” Archibald said. He challenged alumni to contact others who may have been associated with the university in the past and encourage them to return to campus. “Once they get on this campus, they will catch the Appalachian spirit.”

Archibald has been a member of the alumni council for four years. He also is a member of the Yosef Club and has served on the university’s campus master plan advisory committee.

Archibald is a member of First Methodist Church of North Wilkesboro and a volunteer with the YMCA in Wilkes County. He also is an assistant coach for a N.C. Soccer Association travel team.

He and his wife, Nellie, have two children: daughter Mary Frances and son Pat.

The Alumni Council represents more than 95,000 members of the alumni association, serves as an alumni advisory board for the university and promotes and supports all alumni activities. The council sponsors the Outstanding Service and the Distinguished Alumni awards, and the alumni memorial scholarship, and supports regional alumni chapters and various homecoming activities.