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Huff appointed Dean of the Beaver College of Health Services

By Mary Giunca

BOONE, N.C.—Dr. Marie Huff, has been named dean of the Beaver College of Health Sciences at Appalachian State University. She was most recently dean of the College of Health and Human Services at Bowling Green State University in Bowling Green, Ohio.  She begins her duties August 1, 2017.

Workers celebrated in ‘topping ceremony’ for Beaver College of Health Sciences building

By Elisabeth B. Wall

BOONE, N.C.—More than 100 craftworkers looked upward, many with visible pride, as the final steel beam was lifted by crane to the top of Appalachian State University’s Beaver College of Health Sciences (BCHS) facility June 8. The building is slated to open in August of 2018.

Wake Forest-Appalachian partnership educates PAs, benefits children with special needs

Parent to Parent organization earns Community Partnership award

By Ken Keuffel

BOONE, N.C.—On a recent Friday evening, Katherine Moss, a master’s student at Wake Forest School of Medicine’s physician assistant (PA) studies program at Appalachian State University in Boone, took an unconventional “class.”

Registration open for the High Country Triple Crown running series

By Mary Sheryl Horine

BOONE, N.C.—Registration is open for the 13th High Country Triple Crown, a challenging and fun trio of races covering beautiful mountain terrain in Watauga County. The series is presented by Appalachian State University’s Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina Institute for Health and Human Services (IHHS). All proceeds benefit Girls on the Run of the High Country, an afterschool program that inspires girls in the 3rd-8th grades to be joyful, healthy and confident using a fun experience-based curriculum that creatively integrates running.

Luck o’ the Lassie fundraiser will be held March 19 to benefit Girls on the Run

By Mary Sheryl Horine

BOONE, N.C.—Girls on the Run of the High Country (GOTR-HC) will host the seventh annual Luck o’ the Lassie celebration on March 19 at The Best Cellar in Blowing Rock, located at 203 Sunset Dr., from 6:30-9 p.m.

Registration is open for the annual running of The Knob; proceeds to benefit Girls on the Run of the High Country

By: University Communications

BOONE—Registration is open for The Knob, the third and final race of the 2016 High Country Triple Crown series, which will take place Oct. 8. Participants can walk or run, and proceeds benefit Girls on the Run of the High Country. Girls on the Run promotes the health and confidence of girls in grades 3 to 8, using a curriculum that emphasizes running. In 2015, the race series donated $10,000 to the program’s scholarship fund.

Groundbreaking ceremony for Beaver College of Health Sciences marks more than 10 years of planning

BOONE—Under sunny skies and with a row of black and gold beribboned shovels at the ready on the sidelines, Appalachian State University Chancellor Sheri N. Everts welcomed more than 300 guests to the official groundbreaking of the Beaver College of Health Sciences (BCHS) facility, Thursday morning, June 23. University faculty, staff and students, project partners, government officials and interested members of the High Country community gathered under a tent at the BCHS building site located adjacent to Watauga Medical Center.

Beaver College of Health Sciences groundbreaking Thursday, June 23

BOONE—A groundbreaking ceremony is scheduled for Thursday, June 23, from 10 – 11 a.m. at Appalachian State University’s Beaver College of Health Sciences site, 1179 State Farm Road. The campus community and public are invited.

First Appalachian cohort of Wake Forest physician assistant students graduate

BOONE—The inaugural class of the Boone cohort of Wake Forest School of Medicine physician assistant (PA) students graduated with Master of Medical Sciences degrees during a ceremony in Winston Salem May 14. The cohort launched in June 2014 and marked the first class of Wake Forest PA students to study on the Appalachian State University campus.